A live monthly DJ series at Crosstown Arts. This month: Qemist (house/electronic/dance)
The SPINS series will feature music as diverse as the City of Memphis. Each month, a rotating line-up of DJs will play everything from old-school Hip-Hop and House to Ultra Lounge and Afrobeat. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, come chill. Come hang. Come party!
Kyle Pruzina is a soul/pop singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. His voice and melodic style show elements of soul and pop while being influenced by folk and rock. For fans of Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Allen Stone, and Vance Joy, Kyle is sure to bring something both fresh and familiar.
The LIVE from THE GREEN ROOM music series offers an intimate experience featuring some the best up-and-coming artists in the region.
Join us for a Stranded in Canton after-party with The Thank You Friends Alex Chilton Revue Band. Celebrate the chaos, the cacophony, the characters and the music of a time and place that only William Eggleston and Alex Chilton could create and capture in sound and vision. Screen the film, Stranded in Canton, at Crosstown Theater and then re-live the music with Ross Johnson, The Klitz (Amy Starks, Gail and Marcia Clifton), Adam Hill and others at an after-party in The Green Room.
Chris Milam’s Kids These Days (2017) debuted in the iTunes Top 40 amid critical acclaim. The album’s stunning poetry, infectious melodies, and innovative sonic landscape earned the Memphis artist a wider audience and rapturous reviews.
The momentum of Kids These Days took Milam from clubs to festivals, from Los Angeles to Liverpool, and all points between. Now, after a year on the road, Chris Milam’s back in his favorite place (Memphis), doing his favorite thing (writing new songs). With the next album in mind–and pen in hand–Milam’s 2019 performances will offer a sneak peek at what this acclaimed songwriter has in store.
Join Andrew Crust, Assistant Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and a chamber orchestra comprised of members of the MSO for a special evening of music at the Green Room at Crosstown Arts. The program was selected by Andrew Crust and features works by Gustav Mahler, Alma Mahler, and Richard Wagner. Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Doche will perform as soloist for the Mahler selections. Also a talented visual artist, Andrew Crust will be displaying some of his artwork available for purchase at the concert.
Join Crosstown Arts in welcoming Memphis’ own Grace Askew, in The Green Room at Crosstown Arts. This will be a fully curated, Southwestern/Southern-Gothic full-band show, including all musicians featured on the much-anticipated Summer 2019 album release, plus a screening of old road footage and many more aesthetic surprises. The Swamp-Soul queen herself, Marcella Simien, to kick things off.
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is celebrating the Memphis Bicentennial with BiSOULtennial, a unique list of 200 indelible soul songs recorded in Memphis between 1957 and 1975. Join us for a special ballot release and conversation event taking place on May 15. The listening party and conversation event will feature an all-star panel of Memphis musicians, fans, DJs, scholars, and writers will discuss the song selections. Panelists include Dr. Charles Hughes (Rhodes College), DJ Eddie Hankins (WEVL-FM), Tonya Dyson (Memphis Slim House), Kameron Whalum (Stax Music Academy artist in residence and Bruno Mars’ trombone player), and Jared Boyd (The Daily Memphian newspaper). Each panelist will select and discuss two songs from their choices for Top Ten.