Mempho Music Festival returns for 2nd year with star-studded lineup

A shot of 2017's Mempho Music Festival.
A shot of 2017's Mempho Music Festival.(WMC Action News 5)
Updated: Oct. 5, 2018 at 5:31 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Mempho Music Festival returns this weekend with a stacked show at Shelby Farms Park.

The park will be turned into a concert venue, drawing in an expected 20,000 people.

Grammy Award-winning artist Beck, singer Janelle Monae and hip-hop stars Post Malone and Nas are headlining this year’s festival. Other artists like Juicy J, Project Pat and Phoenix are also on the bill. Click here to see the full lineup.

“Post (Malone) was really good and that was the best show of Music Fest,” festival goer Robert Jungklas said.

It's the second year Shelby Farms has hosted the two-day music festival. Organizers said it's a celebration of music history and heritage in a natural setting.

Instead of traditional tickets, all passes to the festival are in the form of a wristband.

Complimentary parking is included with your ticket purchase. You'll need to park in the parking lot indicated on your ticket.

Prohibited items include: Drugs, weapons, outside food, non-service animals, selfie sticks, fireworks and drones.

This year, festival goers have the option to camp overnight. Camping check-in starts at 3 p.m. Friday.

“It’s really quite unique for a festival in a urban setting in a park to have camping and so we’re really excited about that. People can stay in hotels or they can camp. First time Shelby Farms has allowed camping at this scale. So it’s kind of a unique thing, The weather is going to be fantastic this weekend,” Diego Winegarder, CEO of Mempho Music Festival, said. “I’m really just trying to build on that momentum from last year. We’ve increased the level of production and programming is bigger. We got better artists.”

The only festival entrance is Walnut Grove Road and Farm Road. Shuttles will provide trips between the parking lot and Mempho Music Festival.

“It seems a lot bigger this year and more like organized than last year was,” festival goer Abby Walker said.

Farm Road will be closed at the intersection of Mullins Station Road.

Expect heightened security at the park this weekend.

There are still tickets remaining. Click here to purchase.

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