2014 Music Line-Up

Memphis Means Music!  The Birthplace of Rock’n Roll and the Home of the Blues!

We strive to balance our lineup to showcase national acts as well as our very own home grown world class artists who have their roots growing deep into the Delta soil.  Come on out and get a good dose of Mojo!

Did you know that the Delta Fair & Music Festival has more LIVE music than any other event in Memphis?  Over 150 acts on 3 stages!

R5   R5

Before R5 entered the studio to record their Hollywood Records debut album no one told them what to do. No one needed to. The band knew exactly what they wanted: to make an album perfect for playing in the car. And by that they meant summer nights, with the top down, cruising down the highway and cranking the music up. Not just loud. Louder.

In its 11 tracks, Louder establishes R5 as the foremost up-and-coming young pop/rock band today. "We wanted to put out a fun album," says Rydel Lynch (keyboards/vocals) who, with her brothers Riker (bass/vocals), Ross (lead vocals/guitar) and Rocky (guitar/vocals), and best friend Ratliff (drums) make up R5. "We wanted to make an upbeat and Inspirational album you want to play 24/7."

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Show Time:

- September 5: 8:00 PM


The LACS have a proven formula for success. Mix 65 percent country music storytelling with 20 percent hip-hop attitude, add in 15 percent rock 'n' roll plus 100 percent hard work and you have a multi-format duo that defies definition and oozes opportunity.

The duo, which is made up of hip-hop artist Clay "Uncle Snap" Sharpe and lead vocalist/guitarist Brian "Rooster" King, doesn't easily fit into any predetermined box and that's exactly why The LACS unique blend of music appeals to America's iPod generation. "When we make a mix CD on our computer, we don't put together 30 songs that are straight country," explains Sharpe. "We might have 10 country, 10 rock and 10 rap songs. We knew our kind of people would like it."


Show Time:

- August 30: 8:00 PM

Uncle Kracker   Uncle Kracker

"When I'm up onstage, I don't feel removed from the people coming to hear the music. You can feel it, when they identify with you. Sometimes when I'm up there, I wanna tell'em 'I'm not any different than you are…'

"But, then I know we're all here for a good time, too. That's why we're there together, and if I can give'em that, then that's the deal. That's how I make my records, and it's how I try to live my life."             

With >Midnight Special, the Mount Clemens, Michigander brings it all home. Love, life, heartbreak, friends, fun, songs and laughing your way through it, it's all here.

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Show Time:

- August 29: 8:00 PM

The S.O.S. Band   The S.O.S. Band

The S.O.S. Band hit with a two-million-selling single, "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," their first time out, before having several hit singles written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The Atlanta, GA-borne band was started in 1977, when keyboardist/vocalist Jason Bryant, saxophonists Billy Ellis and Willie "Sonny" Killebrew, guitarist Bruno Speight, bassist John Alexander Simpson, drummer James Earl Jones III, and lead vocalist Mary Davis formed a group called Santa Monica that played at Atlanta nightclub the Regal Room.

In 1987, vocalist Mary Davis left The S.O.S. Band to pursue a solo career. The band recorded two more albums: Diamonds in the Raw (number 43 R&B in fall 1989), produced by Eban Kelly and Jimi Randolph, and One of Many Nights, produced by Curtis Williams. In August 1994, former lead vocalist Mary Davis reunited with Abdul Ra'oof and Jason Bryant, and together they reconstructed a new band with the same funky S.O.S. sound, appearing on comedian Sinbad's HBO concert specials and Rhino's various-artists set United We Funk issued October 5, 1999.

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Show Time:

- September 7: 7:00 PM

Jason D. Williams   Jason D. Williams

A wild man onstage, he has been compared to Jerry Lee Lewis so often that rumors started in Memphis that he was the Killer's son.

Williams has continued to tour and performs up to 200 shows per year. Having a visual appeal on par with his musical talent has led to numerous television appearances, among them "Regis and Kathie Lee," "Nashville Now," "Entertainment Tonight" and various shows on MTYV and VH1.

The influence of Lewis comes through in his high-energy performances, Williams says, but his songs get him to a different place. As he says, "It's Jerry Lee Lewis meets Jackson Pollock and Jerry Lee Lewis meets Joe Namath."


Show Time:

- September 6: 7:00 PM

Little River band   Little River band
Little River Band is an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1975 and named after a road sign for the Victorian township of Little River, near Geelong. They were the first Australian rock group to enjoy sustained commercial success in the United States. During their career the band have sold more than 25 million records and scored 13 American Top 40 hits.
The group evolved from the harmony-rock group Mississippi in 1975. Prior to that, Birtles had been the bassist in 1960s pop band Zoot (which also included singer-guitarist Rick Springfield), and Shorrock had been the lead singer of leading Australian 60s pop band The Twilights and early 1970s country rock band Axiom.
They found immediate success in Australia, but individual members had greater ambitions. Like many other Australasian groups of the period, both Axiom and Mississippi had tried to break into the UK record market without success. Remembering the indifferent reaction they had received in the UK, they decided the new band would focus on establishing themselves in the United States.

Show Time:

- September 1: 7:00 PM

Star & Micey   Star & Micey

Tearing up the lost highway from Oxford, Mississippi's Sweet Tea Studios comes the I Can't Wait EP, the sophomore offering from Memphis's folk pop quartet, Star & Micey, which spawned the highly watched youtube video of the same title. Watch.

Produced by Dennis Herring (Elvis Costello, Counting Crows, Buddy Guy) and released through the legendary Ardent Music label, the new EP captures the band's raw live spirit while carefully preserving the honesty of a well crafted work of art. Star & Micey were recently named #1 on Paste Magazine's "12 Tennessee Bands You Must Listen to Now!" in addition to being featured on NPR's World Cafe.

"Star & Micey breezed into our New Faces Nite at The Basement and schooled every other act on the bill. Did the Avett Bros set up camp in Memphis? Upbeat and alive. They made me smile big time."-Mike Grimes/ The Basement/ Nashville TN

"Star & Micey have crafted then steadily smoothed out a brand of folksy pop that brings to mind Memphis legends Big Star and The Avett Brothers." – Paste Magazine


Show Time:

- September 4: 8:00 PM

Beka DeSantis   Beka DeSantis

Beka DeSantis is a young and upcoming singer/songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. She will be performing all original music with her pop rock band Union Avenue. Beka has already won national and international awards for her songwriting; she writes both pop and contemporary worship music. Her two albums O2 and You Are Hope were released this spring and can be found on iTunes and Amazon.

To learn more about Beka, visit:


Show Time:

- September 4: 6:00 PM

Conjunto Atardecer   Conjunto Atardecer

Conjunto Atardecer formed in Santa Maria del Oro, Durango, in September 2000. The idea of forming this group stems from the concerns of three young students who were beginning to switch on some of the school festivals were much in demand, as well as private events.

Seeing that many people liked the group they were asked increasingly to private events, then they decided to invite two more members, thus reinforcing musically. They begin to rehearse, but not yet the name that would identify them in their presentations, it was then that I had the idea of calling Conjunto Atardecer honoring that afternoon when the five came together for the first time.

From its inception, the group began to grow in popularity, which led it to record their first album entitled "CON TODO EL CORAZON" (FROM THE HEART) it held in Durango, and with very good public acceptance, and placing radio hits, they became the favorites of the region.

Some time later, the group launched what was his second production, which they called "ATARDECER CANTA CORRIDOS" (Sunset Sing Corridos),With that they soon conquered places like Chihuahua, San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas, and soon several Texas cities began to listen their material, allowing them to make their first appearances on American soil.

The overall success came immediately to Conjunto Atardecer, managing to get the attention of record companies and entrepreneurs, and becoming Universal, then they launched the following material entitled "MI ETERNO AMOR SECRETO"(My Secret Eternal Love).

This album MI ETERNO AMOR SECRETO" (My Eternal Love,) came to change the direction of the group, as it is now shaping up to be one of the most influential groups of Durango.


Show Time:

- August 31: 7:00 PM

Will Tucker   Will Tucker

Will Tucker was raised on blues and southern rock in Memphis, Tennessee. He was playing drums at age five, piano at eight, and guitar at the age of twelve. His love of music led him to BB King's Blues Club where he was discovered by owner, Tommy Peters, who calls Will "the axe man." At age 14, Will was performing with the house band, and soon had a regular slot with his own band playing to enthusiastic crowds. During 2008 and 2009, Will performed on stage with Charlie Musselwhite, G. Love and Special Sauce, and the Beach Boys with John Stamos. Living in the home of the blues has advantages. Will and his band have opened for BB King five times, and met legends such as Bobby Blue Bland, Billy Gibbons, David Porter and Walter Trout.

Will produced his first CD in the fall of 2009 called "Stealin' the Soul" at Ardent Studios with Grammy nominated producer, Paul Speer. His CD can be purchased from his website, iTunes or Amazon.com.

In 2010, Will was introduced to Randy Jackson who invited him to play on the soundtrack to a movie called "The Jenson Project." In the fall of 2010, Will's original song, Your Sacrifice, was included in the companion CD for the movie, "A Walk in My Shoes" with soundtrack again produced by Randy Jackson.

Will was a finalist in the Commercial Appeal's MemphisMost contest in the categories of "Best Blues Performer," "Best Performer," and "Best Band" in 2011 and a 2010 finalist finishing third for Best Blues Performer behind BB King and Al Green.

His band can be heard every Friday and Saturday night at BB King's Blues Club in Memphis on world-renowned Beale Street.  Will anticipates the release of his second CD in the Spring of 2012.


Show Time:s

- September 3: 7:00 PM
- September 3: 8:00 PM

Country Showdown   Country Showdown

The Country Showdown, America's longest-running talent search and largest country radio promotion is a year-long competition beginning each spring with over 450 live, family-friendly shows produced by country music radio stations. Local winners then advance to State and Regional Showdowns held at major entertainment venues where the field is narrowed to five National Finalists. These five artists then compete in a nationally syndicated television special at which the winner receives a Grand Prize of $100,000.The television special has featured major country music artists like LeAnn Rimes, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, Barbara Mandrell, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Dean, Sara Evans, and Loretta Lynn.

The success of the Country Showdown doesn't happen without support from our corporate partner. Their support helps keep the tradition of the Showdown alive and gives struggling new artists a chance to showcase their talent and new music. This year we're extremely proud to welcome Texaco, a brand that exemplifies the Country Showdown… the American Dream, and pride in both our communities and ourselves. Texaco is committed to making the Showdown bigger and better than ever before.

This year's show will air nationwide in April and May on syndicated television and overseas to military bases on government access channels.

Contact your local radio station to enter the Texaco Country Showdown or log onto
www.countryshowdown.com for television airdates and more information.

Show Time:

- September 6: 5:30 PM

Muck Sticky   Muck Sticky
Born in Memphis, TN, Muck Sticky first started playing the violin at age 9. Muck played in a metal cover band during his teens, and began trending towards comedy rock and rap. Muck quit the band in 2001 to record his own demos under the name Mervous Thrifty. In 2003, Muck became a tour merchandise representative for the band Saliva. While spending the next three years touring, he recorded his own music with a four-track that he brought on the road, setting up in hotel rooms and back lounge of the tour bus. During this time Sticky produced "The Nifty Mervous Thrifty" in 2004 and "The Sticky Muck" in 2005. By then, Sticky was becoming so busy balancing his career and working with Saliva, he chose to return to Memphis to focus on his music career. In 2006 came "Muck Sticky Wants You", which, like the other two albums, was self released. Then in 2007, while working on "Bobolink Cove" with music producer Scott Bomar (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan), he was introduced to the Phillips family at Select-O-Hits National Distribution, who now distribute 7 of Muck Sticky 13 titles under Muck's own label Stay Lifted Records, including the 2008 release, "Muck Sticky is My Friend"

Show Time:

- August 30: 6:30 PM

Chance Enounter   Chance Enounter
The name speaks for itself. This five piece band came about last summer after drum, music, and performance instructor, Andrew Hatfield, encouraged Camryn Clark (lead singer, guitarist, drummer, pianist, and songwriter) to perform at Tootsie’s in Nashville, Tennessee. He thought it would be a great idea to bring in other students and form a band to play with Camryn. This young group of talented artists enjoys playing a little bit of everything from 80’s rock to current pop and country hits. The band includes Hunter Bishop on lead guitar, Wyatt Braden on bass guitar, Walker Crain on keyboard, and Cole Lovell on drums. They won the 2013 People’s Choice Award at Habitat for Humanity’s Battle of the Bands and are in the running for Best Unknown Band in the 2013 Memphis Most Contest. Come out and see what has happened since this group’s “Chance Encounter” meeting last summer. www.chanceencounterband.com

Show Time:

- August 29: 6:00 PM

Renegades of Rhythm

Show Time:

- August 30: 5:00 PM

Grupo Fascinacion   Grupo Fascinacion

Show Time:

- August 31: 5:00 PM

Conjunto Regassa

Show Time:

- August 31: 6:00 PM

School of Rock   School of Rock
For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, School of Rock has become a growing international franchise, operating 69 schools in the US and Mexico.
We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.
School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting. To date our students have played thousands of concerts, to more than 100,000 people, at such legendary venues as CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experience Music Project, The Big Easy and BB King's Blues Club in Times Square. We have also had the great fortune to be able to perform at music festivals from Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, to Zappanale in Bad Doberan, Germany.

Show Time:s

- August 30: 3:00 PM
- September 1: 5:00 PM
- September 6: 4:00 PM

Star of the Fair   Star of the Fair
Modeled after the American Idol talent contest, Star of the Fair will be a feature attraction at the 2014 Delta Fair & Music Festival.

Show Time:

- September 2: 7:00 PM

Dennis Lee   Dennis Lee

Dennis' impromptu wit and incredible singing voice has taken him from a rural upbringing in Memphis, Tennessee to show time success. Early in his childhood, Dennis earned attention by standing out in the crowd.

Dennis' road to success is paved with entertainment-related opportunities including a disc jockey; Graceland tour guide, Ronald McDonald presentations; and a sad-faced clown fondly known as "Denny the Clown".

In 1987, The Dennis Lee Show hit the entertainment scene. The Dennis Lee Show is truly a "one-of-a-kind" entertainment showcase. Dennis blends musical favorites from every genre with improvisation and audience antics. Something for everyone, from baby to teenager, parent to grandparent, and singles to couples makes The Dennis Lee Show a supreme talent buy. The Dennis Lee Show is a proven crowd-pleaser at major events throughout the country and Canada.

Dennis Lee is one of today's most dynamic entertainers. Over the last ten years, Dennis has performed in front of over 1 million people at countless events and functions including the Montana State Fair where he and his band opened for pop superstar, Sheryl Crow. . . Dennis has also opened for Lee Greenwood and the legendary Beach Boys.

A skilled showman, Dennis is a master at improvisation. With ease, Dennis wears numerous hats...whether lead showman with his own inimitable music & comedy show; clown and mime; TV or Radio Host; or emcee for an event or entertainment stage; Dennis' magnetic stage presence captures any audience.

Show Time:

- September 3: 12:00 PM

Soundscape   Soundscape
Founded on rock, blues and popular music rooted in the rich musical cultural of Memphis, SoundScape is distinctly cutting edge in its content and approach, and embrace the principal musical movements of our time. Integrating live performance and studio recording, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and college opportunities open to today's high school musician. This is a highly selective group consisting of 2 guitarists, 1 keyboard player, 2 drummers/ percussionists, 1 bass guitarist, and a brass. SoundScape performs many different styles of popular music including Top 40, Pop, Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Alternative and Country. Membership is by audition only.

Show Time:s

•Delta Stage- September 1: 6:00 PM
•Delta Stage- September 2: 6:00 PM
- September 3: 5:30 PM

Midnite Train   Midnite Train

Show Time:

- September 6: 12:00 PM

Amber Lea Dance Productions   Amber Lea Dance Productions
Rachel, leader of Nava Sanctum, is a new wave Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer from Memphis, Tn. With a spin to tribal style belly dance, Rachel collaborates a blend of modern, hip-hop and contemporary movements to her dance and is know for her robotic stylization.
In 2006, Rachel began studying Tribal Fusion Bellydance from Memphis Tribal and Memphis Raqs Bellydance under teachers Juli Downum and Liz London. Rachel has also taken workshops led by Zoe Jakes, Ariellah Aflalo, Tamalyn Dallal, Ziah Ali, Bodhicitta Bellydance and Faisal Zedan.
Rachel has also enjoyed teaching the movement and tribal dance since early 2011. She has a special bond with each of her students who have blossomed as beautiful dancers.

Show Time:

•Delta Stage- August 29: 4:00 PM

Emma Webb   Emma Webb
Emma has had the privilege of opening for such acts as Bridget Mendler (Teddy) from Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie” & American Idol’s seventh’s runner up Jason Castro.
Her music has been featured in local radio spots and well as personal appearances in local commercials for the Memphis Grizzlies and King Cotton. She has also been featured on the hit ABC show "NASHVILLE".
She has also made it to state level for the Texaco Country showdown, as well as placing and winning other local competitions.
Emma started singing at 8 years old and has developed a style that shows no fear. A stool, a guitar and he. She puts the performance out there for the fans to enjoy. Now she has decided to make the career move to enter the Acting World and develop her music at the same time could prove to be a huge reason we see this young lady on the Country Music Charts one day.

Show Time:

•Delta Stage- August 29: 8:00 PM

One Last Chance   One Last Chance
"Catchy and melodic alt. rock from the heart of Mississippi; 1 Last Chance was founded on the belief that music should mean something. Its lineup includes: Brandon McDaniel on guitar, Jacob Hampton on vocals, Brett Cox on bass and Jason Dean on drums. If you enjoy the songs of bands like Green Day, Blink 182, Rise Against and Coheed & Cambria, you'll enjoy everything 1LC has to offer."

Show Time:s

•Delta Stage- August 30: 5:00 PM
•Delta Stage- September 6: 7:00 PM

We are an alternative rock group out of Memphis Tennessee. The members are Dyan Gattuso, Daniel Stoll, Ian Shapiro, and Evan Rogers.

Show Time:s

•Delta Stage- August 30: 7:00 PM
•Delta Stage- September 6: 9:00 PM

Soulman Snipes   Soulman Snipes
Steven “Soulman” Snipes is a multi-talented writer, producer, and song writer that hails from Memphis, TN. Snipes is a trailblazer on the Memphis music scene and is most notably known for expanding the definition and sound of Memphis Hip hop with what he has aptly titled, “hip hop soul”. One of the first Memphis hip hop performers to routinely include live instrumentation in his show; Snipes and his entertainment company, Sophisticated Lifestyles, has earned a sizeable following and stunning list of accomplishments.

Show Time:

•Delta Stage- August 31: 5:00 PM

Makayla Collins   Makayla Collins
Makayla is small town girl with a big city voice. At the young age of 14, Makayla brings the youthful sound and energy that you would expect in a teenager. She also brings a very soulful, slight gritty sound that usually comes with age and years of experience on the road. Makayla started music at a young age, banging on drums at 6, then piano shortly after that, moving on to her instrument of choice, guitar. She is fan of all genres of music, rock, pop, R & B and even a little bit of country. Makayla has played venues from Mississippi to Nashville.

Show Time:

•Delta Stage- August 31: 7:00 PM

Playing to arenas packed with screaming fans, seeing your first EP make an impressive chart debut and getting to perform on national television seems like the stuff dreams are made of. For the Oswald brothers, who play under the moniker OBB, these professional feats have already become reality—and all before their 22nd birthdays. The trio’s infectious songs, infused with hope amidst a backdrop of colorful pop, are connecting with young fans desiring to sing along to something that matters.
Zach (21), Jacob (19) and Nich (18) share a room, a homeschool history, and even an iTunes account. Luckily, the three siblings from Atlanta seem fairly agreeable. Lovers of all-things music, the brothers have been sharpening their musical abilities for as long as they can remember.
After being encouraged by their grandmother to enter the CBS Early Show’s “Singing Family Face-Off” in 2009, the talented Oswald Brothers Band placed third in the competition garnering national notoriety. The boys began honing their chops, mowing lawns and teaching music lessons in their spare time to finance their music addiction, until Curb Records took notice and signed them to a record deal in 2012.
The hard-working band released a self-titled EP, containing five songs all written or co-written by the siblings, in early 2013 just in time for the beginning of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular where the brothers scored a high-profile performance slot opening for some of their musical heroes.

Show Time:

•Delta Stage- August 31: 9:00 PM

Mary Grace Williams   Mary Grace Williams
Mary-Grace was born on Cinco De Mayo, May 5th, 1996. It's been a party ever since! Growing up in Murfreesboro, TN, she attends Central Magnet School and is in 12th grade. Crowds in Kindergarten enjoyed her singing at its first talent show, but she's been singing ever since she could talk. She has performed for over 9 years at the "Generation for Creation" talent show and has continually taken top honors in her age category for vocal performance.

Show Time:

•Delta Stage- September 1: 8:00 PM

The Fast Mothers   The Fast Mothers
“The Fast Mothers have recorded what I consider one of the very best albums to come out of Memphis in the past two decades. Soulful, sexy, heartfelt, powerful….you know you’re doing something right whenever someone asks you “who is that?” at a redlight when you have your cd player cranked.”

Show Time:

•Delta Stage- September 5: 7:00 PM

Jordan Pearce

Show Time:

•Delta Stage- September 6: 5:00 PM

Overton Ovation

Show Time:

•Crossroads Stage- September 4: 7:00 PM

Mason Jar Fireflies   Mason Jar Fireflies

Show Time:

•Crossroads Stage- September 5: 7:00 PM

Essentials Dance Company

Show Time:

•Crossroads Stage- September 6: 2:00 PM

Here and Gone   Here and Gone

Show Time:

•Crossroads Stage- September 6: 6:00 PM

Cosmic Rooster   Cosmic Rooster
Cosmic Rooster loves to entertain folks by playing music and helping get folks into a party mood! We are serious about showing folks a good time with quality, varied song choices done with style and skill.
All three band mates - Scottie, Kenny and Forrest have played in bands before and know that showing up on time, with a good attitude and a great sounds is what "good time" folks want.

Show Time:

•Crossroads Stage- September 6: 8:00 PM

Sky King

Show Time:

•Crossroads Stage- September 7: 7:00 PM

Jordan Pearce   Jordan Pearce
Jordan Pearce is a Memphis born and raised singer, song writer, and guitar player. He is heavily influenced by the music of incubus, Ryan Adams, and Umphrey's Mcgee. Jordan is wrapping up his first studio album next month all recorded right here in Memphis, Tennessee partly at Royal Studios and partly at Ardent studios. Keep a look out for great things to come from this 22 year old. You can follow his page "Jordan Pearce Music" on Facebook to keep up with his activity and tour schedule.

Show Time:

•Delta Stage- September 6: 5:00 PM

Many more national and the hottest local and regional acts added daily!

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