Enjoy an evening of familiar hits from the Stax and Hi Records catalogues performed by a select group of the finest musicians in the city and fronted by one of Memphis’ premiere vocalists, Susan Marshall. This show is a bon voyage of sorts for this all-star group of Memphis musicians before they head overseas to perform at the Memphis in Poland festival.
Joining Susan on stage will be Marcin Arendt, Peewee Jackson, Heather Trussell, Sam Shoup, Rebecca Arendt, Harold Smith, and special guests. This performance will be recorded for broadcast on Memphis own internationally syndicated radio program, Beale Street Caravan.
You’re invited to a party at The Green Room! Explore Crosstown Arts’ new eclectic music venue with short sets by Blueshift Ensemble, Lucky 7 Brass Band, and 926 (Stax Music Academy Alumni Band). Don’t miss this night of music with soul, brass band, and contemporary classical.
Crosstown Arts resident Wi-Moto Nyoka — a Brooklyn, NY-based playwright and filmmaker — presents a staged reading of Cold Sweat, a Dusky Projects coming-of-age anthology series about making it to high school in one piece.
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Free and open to the public
Join us for a performance by Austin-based soul singer Tameca Jones in The Green Room at Crosstown Arts. Jones has made a name for herself as the “Queen of Austin Soul,” blowing minds with her tasteful and vibrant interpretations of a diverse list of artists that include Tina Turner, Nirvana, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, and more.
The Crosstown Arts Weekly Film Series is an arthouse-style film series showcasing a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground and documentary features. This week: SUBURBIA (NARRATIVE, 1984)
Join the Troika String Trio for a concert featuring works by Franz Schubert, Franz Joseph Haydn, John Harbison, and Scott Joplin in the Green Room at Crosstown Arts. The Troika String Trio features Memphis Symphony Orchestra musicians Jessie Munson (violin), Beth Luscombe (viola), and Mark Wallace (cello).
The Spotlight Concert Series showcases members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in the intimate Green Room at Crosstown Arts. The series provides the Memphis community the opportunity to get to know and learn more about the talented musicians that make up the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Each month will feature a different musician or small chamber group as soloist or featured ensemble. Regular symphony-goers and those who are new to classical music are all welcome.
Crosstown Arts summer session resident artists Wi-Moto Nyoka, Stacy Kranitz, James Walker, and Valerie Houston will present artist talks in the Pecha Kucha style.
The key to Pecha Kucha is the 20×20 format: all presenters show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, making each presentation concise and dynamic. If you’re wondering what “Pecha Kucha” means, it draws its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat.”
Pecha Kucha Nights began in Tokyo as an opportunity for artists, ….
Crosstown Arts’ Open Crit series is a monthly critique event where visual artists are invited to bring new and/or in-progress studio work for critical feedback and group discussion particular to each artist’s practice.
Facilitator: Kristin McWharter
Presenting artists: Mia Baer, Jia Wang (Crosstown Arts resident artist), and Melissa Farris