Five years ago I had a dream of starting my own festival. Most everyone I talked with about this thought I was crazy, and they thought I was crazy to do in Memphis.
In 2014, we kicked off the first Moon River Music Festival, me and a team of dreamers and doers and in 4 years it has become something much larger than I even thought possible. In 2015, just year 2, we had the highest paid attendance of any event ever held at the historic Levitt Shell, and in 2016 we went even larger to a multi-day event.As a kid in Memphis, I fell in love with music, and to be able to bring so many of my favorite bands to these sell-out crowds has filled my heart with joy. People from over 30 states (and even from overseas) have to come to Memphis for the festival, to eat BBQ, see the vibrant neighborhoods and make the city their home for a weekend.Moving forward, we are excited to tell you that because the festival has grown so fast, we are making some big changes; more community, more music, more support of the arts and local charities, more food, more culture, but in order to grow our dreams and visions, we are pushing the festival to 2018.We have a crazy year ahead of us with the new album, Souvenir, and want to give the new dreams for Moon River the attention they deserve. We can't wait to see you in 2018!- Drew