Memphis Music on Beale. It doesn’t get any better than that. Add the presence of an Elvis statue for inspiration; mix in some blues, rock and roll and bluegrass, include talented Memphis musicians and a worthy cause, and you have Plus-1 Jam.
After a hiatus in 2015, Plus-1 Jam has returned to Beale Street with attitude. Despite the weather playing tricks the first night, the Jam started in earnest on Saturday, April 30 with several talented bands and performers taking to the stage to raise funds for Plus-1, MIFA’s utility assistance program. The weather was kinder over the second weekend, May 13-14.
MLGW sponsors Plus-1 Jam on a stage erected on Beale by the Elvis statue at the north end of MLGW’s Administration Building, and several of the bands feature MLGW employees. Those bands include Muddy River Blues Band, Tropix, Memphis Rock Solid, the Mullins Orchestra, Kyle Russell and Fear the Rooster.
The last weekend of Plus-1 Jam is May 27-28, so come on downtown and enjoy some wonderful Memphis Music, including a big all-star jam four-hour finale at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Many thanks to all the musicians who are donating their time, to the organizers and MLGW, and to everyone who donates to Plus-1. The last weekend’s schedule is below. Let’s Jam!
Friday, May 27
6 p.m. Tropix – Reggae, Classic Rock, Tropical
8 p.m. Muddy River Blues Band – Blues, Blues Rock
Saturday, May 28
2 p.m. Mullins Orchestra – Classical/Pop
4 p.m. Memphis Rock Solid – R & B, Soul
6 p.m. Grand Finale All-Out Jam – Blues, Rock, Variety, etc.