Mempho Music Festival Topped By Queens Of The Stone Age, Trey Anastasio, Cody Jinks Oct. 4-6

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Mempho Music Festival returns to celebrate the soul of Memphis, Tennessee, taking place at Radians Amphitheater at Memphis Botanic Garden for three nights, Oct. 4-6.

“Mempho Presents has always been about celebrating the soul of Memphis, and Mempho Fest embodies that spirit,” Mempho Presents’ Jeff Bransford said in the announcement. “As we gear up for the return of Mempho Music Festival, alongside our recent success with RiverBeat and SmokeSlam, we are committed to delivering unforgettable experiences that celebrate the diverse musical tapestry of this legendary city for many years to come. We look forward to keeping the good times rolling and reuniting with thousands of our friends at Radians Amphitheater at Memphis Botanic Garden this October.”

Along with headliners Queens of The Stone Age, Trey Anastasio & Classic TAB, and Cody Jinks, this year’s Mempho is set to include Goose, The Roots, Sublime With Rome, Marcus King, Charles Wesley Godwin, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and many others.

The event will feature three distinct stages, a silent disco and pyrotechnics inside a fan-davorite “Incendia Dome.”

Three-day tickets are on sale today, starting at $250 for general admission and $770 for VIP. Single-day passes will become available after release of daily lineups, according to the announcement.

Starting in 2017, the event has taken place in a similar early October time frame each year other than 2020, when it was delayed due to the COVID shutdown. Last year’s lineup was topped by The Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket and Turnpike Troubadours.

In 2024, Mempho Presents introduced the RiverBeat Music Festival ,which took place in early May featuring Odesza, The Fugees and Jelly Roll, and SmokeSlam BBQ festival, which featured War + The Bar Kays, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and Mixtape: Featuring Ton Loc, Rob Base, and others May 16-18.

Mempho’s expansion comes after the long-running, large-scale Beale Street Music Festival announced it would not take place in 2024 after suffering a loss of $3.5 million citing poor attendance in 2023. Organizers of the the long-running May event said it is on pause in 2024 “to explore all options to present an event in the future that meets the standards and authenticity expected of the brand.”