MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Peabody Hotel’s 2017 Rooftop Party Season launches 6-10 p.m. April 13 with popular local rock band Ingram Hill.
The Memphis-based trio and hometown favorite perform their brand of self-described ‘pop-rock with a Southern twist’. Their six studio albums have included hits like “Why Don’t You,” “Will I Ever Make It Home,” and “Almost Perfect.”
Peabody Rooftop Parties will take place every Thursday night, April 13-Aug. 17.
Weekly admission is $10 - $15 and ladies get in free before 7 p.m.
The parties are hosted by Q107.5 FM and Peabody house DJ Mark Anderson. Each week features themed snack buffets and drink specials from Rooftop Party beverage sponsors.
VIP Passes for the 2017 season are available at the door for $150 (a $600 value). The passes include admission to all 19 parties and the VIP Lounge with weekly event valet parking. VIPs are treated to special food and drink tastings in the VIP Lounge. VIP Pass holders also receive an official Peabody Rooftop Party t-shirt, a 20% discount in Chez Philippe / Capriccio Grill / Peabody Deli & Desserts, and 10% off at Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar & Grill at Southland Gaming & Racing throughout the 2017 Rooftop Party season.
2017 Rooftop Party Entertainment Line Up:
April 13: Ingram Hill *
April 20: Almost Famous
April 27: Star and Micey
May 4: Frankie Hollie & The Noise
May 11: Aquanet
May 18: Ghost Town Blues Band
May 25: Luke Wade
June 1: Voodoo Gumbo
June 8: Seeing Red
June 15: Cruisin’ Heavy
June 22-Aug. 17: TBA
* 15 special event admission
Peabody Rooftop Parties feature live music from top local and regional entertainment acts and occasional national touring acts. The Peabody and Q107.5 FM have surprised partiers every season with special performances by rising stars with current radio hits, such as David Cook, American Authors, Icona Pop, Shaggy, Hot Chelle Rae, Capital Cities, Neon Trees, Boys Like Girls, Katy Tiz, Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen, MKTO, Finger Eleven, Matt Nathanson, Parmalee, Andy Grammar, and Shinedown.
About The Peabody Hotel
The tradition of parties on the roof of The Peabody Hotel began more than 75 years ago when the east end of the hotel’s roof was enclosed in 1939, creating the Peabody Rooftop and adjoining Art Deco-styled Skyway ballroom. Originally called Sunset Serenades, the parties in the new supper club became a huge success, featuring performances by showbiz greats of the era such as Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Chuck Foster, Lawrence Welk, George Hamilton, and the Andrews Sisters. During the 1940s, the Skyway was one of just three national live radio broadcast sites for Big Band dances on CBS Radio. One such weekly program was hosted by a young Sam Phillips, from 1945 to 1950, before he launched Sun Records.
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