Friday, April 22, 2016

MLGW brings Memphis Music back to Beale for Plus-1 Jam 2016 to benefit MIFA’s Plus-1 Program

After a hiatus in 2015, Memphis Light, Gas and Water will once again celebrate Memphis Music during Memphis in May celebrations with live music on an MLGW stage on Beale Street by the Elvis statue on the north side of MLGW’s Administration Building. The music event will raise funds to help our neighbors in need.

MLGW will sponsor Plus-1 Jam starting in late April. It’s an MLGW celebration of Memphis Music showcasing local music to raise funds for MIFA’s Plus-1 utility assistance program. On Friday nights and Saturdays, April 29-30, May 13-14 and May 27-28 during Memphis in May, musical acts will volunteer their talents at the MLGW tent located on Beale Street between Main Street and Second Street. Some of the acts include talented musicians who are MLGW employees. MLGW has also recruited many local musicians and bands from outside the Division and from the Mid-South area to perform.

Volunteers will pass around donation buckets so visitors to the Plus-1 music stage can make donations to help the Plus-1 program, which is administered by MIFA to help those in need of the one-time emergency utility assistance Plus-1 provides.

The event features a wide range of music styles, reflecting the diversity that makes up Memphis and its music. Visitors from all over the world will be able to get a taste of local musical acts while in town for Memphis in May at the MLGW stage on world-famous Beale Street.

WHAT: Plus-1 Jam: MLGW Celebrates Memphis Music

WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays, April 29-30, May 13-14, May 27-28, 2016

WHERE: North Side of MLGW Administration Bldg. on Beale Street by Elvis Statue

WHO: Local musicians as well as bands that include MLGW employees


WHY: To benefit Plus-1 and MIFA (administrator of the Plus-1 program)

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