This year’s Day of Merrymaking family festival heats up the Greensward on Saturday, June 3 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. Because it’s June in Memphis, we’re expecting a warm day and loading up with features to help you beat the heat: a water tag maze, a water slide, food trucks with cool drinks and Italian ice, and a beer garden sponsored again this year by Memphis Made and Echo Systems. We’ll also have free water bottles sponsored by TVA for the first 500 visitors to the Overton Park Conservancy booth, and a free water refill station to keep you hydrated.
This year, we’re moving our stage into a shadier spot so that you can enjoy all the amazing talent we’ve got lined up. Here’s the lineup:
The day kicks off with soul sounds from this Memphis-based artist and his band. Nick is currently working on a new album expected to be released this year, and he has worked with Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots, recipient of the 2016 Blues Music Award for Band of the Year. Check him out on YouTube.
Red Hot Lindy Hop
If you’ve never had the chance to take a swing-dancing class from this Memphis collective, this is your opportunity! Grab a friend and learn lindy hop, the original swing dance, on the Greensward.
Put your new dancing skills to use with this energetic pop group led by a husband-and-wife singer and trumpet player. This is music made for a summer morning, and you’ll have the moves to dance to it! Check them out on YouTube.
A husband-and-wife team who travel the country spreading a message of love and equality, Teneia is all about connection. They sold many of their possessions before beginning to tour in a 32-foot travel trailer, bringing on local musicians along the way. Their last appearance in Memphis was at a Folk All Y’all house concert, and we fell in love with Teneia’s soulful vocals and their positive message. We’re thrilled to bring them back to town and we know you’ll love them too. Check them out on YouTube.