memphis, usa

Key Information

On October 26th 2017, Music Cities Convention will be heading to the birthplace of rock 'n' roll and the home of the Blues. Memphis became a music mecca in the 1950s and '60s with Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, while Stax Records developed 'the Memphis sound'. To this day Memphis has a vibrant music scene, with live music each night on Beale Street and across the city.


Dates & Times:

Wednesday 25th October 2017

6:00-9:00pm - Opening reception at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Memphis Slim Collaboratory

Thursday 26th October 2017

9:15-10:00am - Registration
10:00-5:50pm - Conference
5:50-7:30pm - Reception

Friday 27th October 2017

10:00am-2:00pm - Roundtable Sessions presented by Music Cities Network

7:00pm - Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Conference Venue:

Halloran Centre
225 S Main St
Memphis, TN 38103



175 USD, General Admission

Student tickets available on request


We have agreed discounted hotel rates at the Madison Hotel. Details provided after registration

Tickets include:

- Access to delegate database
- All meals & refreshments
- Evening reception at Stax Museum and Memphis Slim Collaboratory
- Invite to official Music Cities Network roundtable sessions
- Discounted hotel rate
- Free admission to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Memphis Steering Committee:

Elizabeth Cawein

Founder, Music Export Memphis & Signal Flow Public Relations

Deron Hall

Director of Partnerships and Operations, Memphis Music Initiative

Tonya Dyson

Marketing and Programs Director, Memphis Slim House Collaboratory & Founder, NeoSoulsville

Jeff Kollath

Executive Director, Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Darren Isom

Executive Director, Memphis Music Initiative

Jeff Hulett

Public Relations Director, Memphis Convention & Visitors’ Bureau

Amber Hamilton

COO, Memphis Music Initiative

Ben Yonas

Music Industry Department Head, University of Memphis



Music Cities Memphis is supported by Music Export Memphis, BIMM, Memphis Music Hall of Fame and the Memphis Music Initiative.