Virtual event will spotlight Memphis musicians' contributions to culture and economy

New Memphis will host their first virtual "Celebrate What's Right" luncheon on May 28. The event is a deep dive into the culture, education, equity, and economics of music in Memphis.

A panel of local musicians and music-centered organization leaders will discuss:

  • The economic impact of investing in Memphis' musicians
  • current infrastructure supporting and elevating Memphis music
  • why supporting and educating local musicians contributes to the city's cultural identity
It's free to attend but registration is required. Register here. 


The panel will run from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

A virtual happy hour will follow from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Audience members will have the chance to join the conversation and discuss what individuals can do to uplift Memphis music and continue activating its music scene. 

The panelist include:

  • James Dukes aka IMAKEMADBEATS, Founder of Unapologetic
  • Tonya Dyson, Executive Director of Memphis Slim Collaboratory
  • Robert Moody, Music Director of Memphis Symphony Orchestra
  • Dr. Ken Steorts, Founder and President of Visible Music College
  • Jayne Ellen White, Music Specialist of Memphis Tourism
New Memphis' "Celebrate What’s Right" is a series of conversations that center progress and successes in the city. It's typically an in-person luncheon. The goal is to convene leaders and professionals across all sectors of the city to increase collective passion and impact. 

For more information visit New Memphis' website here or the Facebook event page here. 

New Memphis will host three other "Celebrate What's Right" events later this year focusing on community health, education, and culture and workforce development. 

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Cole Bradley is a native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis. Cole's worked locally as a researcher and community engagement strategist and began contributing to High Ground in Jan 2017. 
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