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 (Sponsored by: The Recording Academy: Memphis Chapter)

Thursday 26th October 2017

Main Convention

9:15-10:00am - Registration
10:00-6:00pm - Conference
6:00-9:00pm - Reception at the Blues Hall of Fame Museum (Sponsored by: Creative Victoria & Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission)

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

100 USD Student tickets 


We have agreed discounted hotel rates at the Madison Hotel. Head here for more info.

Tickets include:

- Access to delegate database
- All meals & refreshments
- Opening reception at Stax Museum and Memphis Slim Collaboratory
- Post event reception at the Blues Hall of Fame Museum
- 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 Business Department Head, University of Memphis