Nothing spells awesome in Memphis more than concerts and performances at The Graceland Soundstage. Graceland Live includes the The Soundstage, which will witness several powerful musical acts this coming June. Reliving the legacy of The King has never been this exciting as we continue to embrace homegrown and international acts right next to Elvis Presley’s legendary Graceland Mansion. The Soundstage is the newest live music venue of the Graceland Mansion and is located in the well-loved Memphis Entertainment Complex.
This coming June, The Soundstage has several exciting acts that you should watch out for – try to catch some of them if you are heading for Memphis next month.
#1. Stryper w/ Jay Jones Band – June 2 (Sunday), doors open at 6 PM and the show starts at 7 PM. $25 for advance tickets, and $30 on the day of the show. Standing general admission available.
Stryper is a multi-platinum crossover Christian metal band that’s been around since 1983. Formed in Southern California, these guys have been at it for 34 years, and their vitality and energy on stage are remarkable. According to vocalist and guitarist Michael Sweet, they know that the story of Stryper has always been of the underdog, so their longevity in the industry, as well as the progression of their music, are both something to be really proud about. Worldwide this Southern Californian band has sold over ten million albums and shows no sign of letting up.
#2. Why Don’t We – June 9 (Sunday). Doors open at 6 PM and the show starts at 7 PM. Reserved seating is available for $36-$96. Why Don’t We is a five-piece boy band that came together in 2016, and they haven’t stopped rocking YouTube globally ever since. Starting with their humble grassroots fan base, they now have a powerful line-up of songs and loyal fans in the country that are just screaming to get a piece of Why Don’t We.
Each member of this boy band is an independent performer, either publishing original songs and covers on YouTube or streaming live to loving fans. To date, their songs now have 300 million YouTube views and 200 million streams on the top music site Spotify. Ed Sheeran wrote a track for them in 2018 – “Trust Fund Baby,” and Why Don’t We continues to enjoy a meteoric rise in popularity this year.
#3. Boz Scaggs – June 16, Sunday. Doors open at 7 PM and the show starts at 8 PM. Ticket prices are $25-$124.50. The legendary Boz Scaggs returns with powerful new hits from his brand new album Out of the Blues. Born William Royce Scaggs in Ohio on June 8, 1944, music history has seen Scaggs rising powerfully in 1970s, but laying low in the 1980s as he took care of family and business. After an eight-year hiatus, he returned to start recording again and gained loyal fans across the globe, especially in Japan.
#4. Don McLean – June 15, Sunday. Doors open at 7 PM and the show starts at 8 PM. Ticket prices are $39.50-$125, with reserved seating available. Who doesn’t know Don McLean? Still kicking and singing powerfully in 2019, he’s behind classic American hits like American Pie, Vincent (Starry, Starry Night), Castles in the Air, and more.
#5. Chubby Checker – June 22, Sunday. Doors open at 7 PM, the show starts at 8 PM. From the eponymous “The Twist” which is still causing people to jig in 2019, Chubby Checker returns to the Graceland Soundstage this year to feature classics and newer tracks from his continuing music journey.