06 Aug Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors bring Moon River back to Memphis
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors are scheduled to bring their Moon River Music Festival back to Memphis’ historic Levitt Shell for its second annual installment on August 15, 2015. The festival which was started by Holcomb, a Memphis native, and boasts a strong lineup of local and national performers including NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Colony House, Judah & the Lion, Stephen Kellogg, and Memphis’ own Myla Smith and Cereus Bright. The day will kick off with a special set by Drew & Ellie Holcomb and will culminate with a headlining set by Holcomb and his band, The Neighbors.
Drew Holcomb, who released his latest full-length Medicine earlier this year, has deep roots in Tennessee. Born and raised in Memphis, Holcomb stayed close to home for college, attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he met his wife Ellie. During his time in Knoxville, Drew began to play shows around the state and eventually settled down with Ellie in Nashville, where they currently reside.
Listen closely and you’ll hear the influence of all three cities in his music. When it came to choosing a location to start his own festival, Holcomb could think of no place better than where it all began.
“I hope to introduce non-Memphis fans to Memphis and to introduce Memphis fans to other bands that we have met out on the road. For us, it really will be like a family reunion,” Holcomb said in a recent profile with RSVP Magazine.
“We want this festival to be a reflection of the spirit of Memphis; a low-key, family affair. And we want to continue to make this an annual event.”
In its inaugural year, Moon River Music Fest brought 3,500 fans to the heart of Memphis.
Tickets for the one-day-only event start at $35 and can be purchased HERE. VIP passes are also available. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Levitt Shell, and the Soulsville Foundation.
Check out the full lineup and more information at www.moonriverfest.com.