On Tuesday October 30, 2012, the Memphis Rock and Soul Museum (a Smithsonian institution) held a reception to honor the Memphis Horns at the opening of the Horn of Plenty exhibit in the museum. Sadly, Andrew Love passed away in April, but his family members were present, and Wayne Jackson was present. John Hornyak of the Memphis Recording Academy chapter and Memphis Mayor A. C. Wharton spoke. This was the most recent event in a year that has seen a flurry of belated honors for Memphis musicians.
The Barnes Family gospel singers perform on the Neosoulville stage at the River Arts Festival in Memphis, 10/27/12
Memphis gospel group The Barnes Family performs on the Neosoulville stage at the River Arts Festival, with James Sexton on drums and Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr on bass, 10/27/12
Rock N Dough Pizza Company (@RocknDoughPizza) is a popular new food truck in Memphis offering wood-fired pizzas, and at the River Arts Festival downtown I discovered why they are so popular. Like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Rockndoughpizzaco or follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RocknDoughPizza. After all, with them being a food truck, you never know where they might show up next!
River Arts Festival, Memphis TN, 10/27/12
Memphis singer D Monet performs with her band Ess Tribe at the Neosoulville stage at the River Arts Festival in Memphis, 10/27/12. You can like her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/D-Monet/191472080820.
River Arts Festival, Memphis, 10/27/12
Hill country bluesman Kenny Brown performs at the Blues Foundation Stage near the National Civil Rights Museum during the River Arts Festival in Memphis, 10/27/12