Join us at The Green Room for a performance by Memphis musician Grace Askew, celebrating her first full-length album release in five years.
The 12-song culmination of writing and performing a new song every day for over 500 days straight, Denim & Diesel is a raw and vulnerable collection of stories about the struggles of daily life. The album was self-produced and recorded at Grace’s home — a.k.a “Tumbleweed Ranch,” a creaky, old, tin-roofed ranch house on 100 acres in Eads, TN, and features two co-writes with Mike Doughty (of ’90s cult band “Soul Coughing).
WLOK presents a screening of Dreamgirls at Crosstown Theater as part of its annual Black Film Festival. WLOK is hosting its annual Black Film Festival from August 29-September 1 at Levitt Shell, The Memphis Pink Palace Museum IMAX Theater, The Malco Paradiso, The National Civil Rights Museum, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and Crosstown Theater.
National film and television shows (like the Hallmark “Graceland” films & Bluff City Law) have caught on to what an incredible place Memphis is to make their work. For the September Shoot & Splice, Sharon O’Guin (Deputy Film Commissioner for the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission) will talk about the hard work the Commission is doing behind the scenes to both bring national level productions to Memphis and assist local film and television professionals. Then hear some on-set experiences from some very talented Memphians, including Kevin Brooks, Kerri Mahoney and Jil Szewski – all three currently working on Bluff City Law.
Shoot & Splice is a monthly filmmaker forum presented collaboratively by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts.
Crosstown Arts welcomes Americana pioneers and legends Two Tons of Steel to The Green Room.
Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons of Steel rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope with a signature brand of country punk.
The Crosstown Arthouse Film Series showcases a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground and documentary features. This week: SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSS SONG
Join us in The Green Room for a performance by jazz pianist Orrin Evans.
Many may know Orrin Evans as the pianist for Jazz juggernauts The Bad Plus. But with more than 25 albums to his credit, without ever relying on the support of a major label, Evans has become the model of a fiercely independent artist who’s made a habit of rattling the jazz world’s confining cages. That determination has paid off in accolades like topping the “Rising Star Pianist” category in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll.
Memphis-based Detective Bureau presents a live score of Seijun Suzuki’s “Detective Bureau 2-3: Go To Hell Bastards!”
Detective Bureau explores late ’60s and early ’70s Afro-Brazilian soul jazz stylings. Featuring Joe Restivo (guitar), Marc Franklin (trumpet), Landon Moore (bass), Pat Fusco (keys), George Sluppick (drums), and Felix Hernandez (percussion).
Join us for a performance by the Grammy Award-winning, New Orleans-based Rebirth Brass Band on the Kemmons Wilson Family Stage at Crosstown Theater.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an artful and intimate meditation on legendary storyteller Toni Morrison. It examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.