Festivals

Widespread Panic, The Avett Brothers Set for Mempho Music Festival 2021

John Bell
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John Bell performing with 'Widespread Panic' at Red Rocks Amplitheater in Morrison, Colorado, on June 28, 2014.

Mempho Music Festival, one of the premiere Southeast music festivals for Americana, rock and blues music, is returning in 2021 with two nights of Widespread Panic and a headlining performance by The Avett Brothers. The event is produced by a group of local investors operating as Forward Momentum LLC.

The Oct. 1-3, 2021 festival will take place at its new home at the Radians Amphitheater at Memphis Botanic Garden with a lineup that also includes Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Black Pumas, Lucinda Williams and many more.

The Tennessee festival launched in 2017 as a way to bring the state's storied music scene to the Volunteer State's second largest market with a mix of nationally acclaimed artists and regional favorites. Early Bird and Tier 1 advance price tickets for Mempho Fest 2021 were announced in February and sold out. Tier 2 three-day General Admission tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased for $185.

Forward Momentum is made up of a group of local investors led by Kevin McEniry, chief executive of Memphis-based nexAir, LLC. The other two investors are Jay Keegan, president and chief executive of Adams Keegan and Duncan Williams, president of Duncan-Williams, Inc.

For more information and for the full lineup, visit memphofest.com.