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Exclusive Attendee Events


Pre Event Reception at the Stax Museum of American Soul & the Memphis Slim Collaboratory

Wednesday 25th October 2017

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Address: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38126

Sponsored by: The Recording Academy: Memphis Chapter

Free admission for convention delegates.

Opening reception at the world-renowned Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Memphis Slim Collaboratory.

The first portion of the event will be held at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, with musical entertainment by Stax Music Academy students and a tour of the museum. At 7:30pm we will head next door to the Memphis Slim Collaboratory, for indoor and outdoor musical performances as well as dessert.

Read more about the Stax Museum and its history recording artists from Otis Redding to Carla Thomas.

Read more about the Memphis Slim Collaboratory, and its part at the center of the Memphis music scene, being a favourite for likes of Aretha Franklin and Isaac Hayes.


Main Event Reception at the Blues Hall of Fame Museum

Thursday 26th October 2017

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Address: Blues Hall of Fame Museum, 421 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Sponsored by: State of Victoria & Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission

All attendees will be directed to the Blues Hall of Fame Museum via musical procession. The State of Victoria: City of Melbourne and Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission will be sponsoring the reception and there'll be food, drinks and entertainment provided.

Roundtable Discussion Sessions, Presented by the Music Cities Network

Friday 27th October 2017

10:00am - 2:00pm

Address: Visible Music College, 200 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103

Free admission for convention delegates, although spaces are limited to 50, so it's first come, first served. Attendees will be invited to reserve their place in October.

This is an additional discussion focused event, that will take a look at the future of music cities, as well as finding solutions for today's problems. There will be in-depth interaction between attendees, and the results will be presented during breaks.

The Roundtable Discussion Sessions are presented in association with the Music Cities Network.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Friday 27th October 2017


Address: Cannon Center, 255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

Free admission for convention delegates.

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame exists to honor the musicians who created our city’s musical legacy. It inducted its first class in 2012, and since then has gained a reputation for its annual induction ceremony event which draws music luminaries from around the world to honor the contributions of Memphis, Tennessee to popular music, from Keith Richards to Snoop Dogg to Cat Power and more. The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is excited to partner with Music Cities Convention to offer one complimentary ticket to the 2017 induction ceremony to each conference attendee. The inductees for 2017 will be announced later this summer.

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