The Commercial Appeal - Go Memphis
Concert program sets spring season for Harbor Town
Music will return to Harbor Town, as the River Series concerts resume this spring.
Launched in 2014 and booked by Goner Records' Zac Ives, the upcoming season will once again take place at the amphitheater across from Cordelia's Market on the campus of the Maria Montessori School, 740 Harbor Bend Road. Proceeds from the concerts benefit the school.
The series will kick off April 30 with a performance by Greg Cartwright's Whelk Stall.
The show will be the debut of the new project from Cartwright, the acclaimed
Memphis singer-songwriter and founder of the Oblivians, Compulsive Gamblers and Reigning Sound. Memphis folk-psych outfit Aquarian Blood will open the show, along with DJ Mike Brown.
The series will continue on May 14 with a headlining set by Jeremy Scott, as his band Jeremy & The Drip Edges performs songs off his debut LP, “Bear Grease,” released earlier this year.
Matador Records veteran Tm. Prudhomme will also debut his new project Fake. DJ Eric Plumley will also be on the bill.
On June 4, the series will host a rare performance by Memphis veterans Mouserocket, led by songwriters Alicja Trout (River City Tanlines, Alicja Pop) and Robby Grant (Big Ass Truck, Duet for Mellotrons). Ibex Clone, the local buzz band — featuring members of Hash Redactor, NOTS and Ex-cult — will also perform. DJ Natalie Hoffmann will spin.
Gates to the River Series concerts open at 4 p.m., with bands starting at 5 p.m.
The concerts will feature food from Cordelia's Market and beer from Wiseacre Brewing Co.
Tickets are $10 per show for adults, and kids' entry is $5. Tickets will be available online and at the door.
This year, the River Series is also offering a season supporter pass for $50 that will include entry to all shows and a special commemorative T-shirt.
To purchase or for more information, go to Riverseries.org.