1. General Admission, first-come first-served. Just show up!
2. Reserve Fast Track Access, opening the Monday before the event at noon. While event admission is not guaranteed, Fast Track ticket holders will have priority over the General Admission line up until 15 minutes before show time.
7:30PM: Dance lesson with Anna Copa Cabanna
8:00PM: Live music from The Stax Academy Rhythm Section featuring Booker T. Jones
About The Event
Style: Southern soul
DJs: Debbie D from Boss Radio 66 and The Big G from WYXR in Memphis
Dance Instructor: Anna Copa Cabanna
Founded in 2000, Stax Music Academy is an academic arts education not-for-profit that channels the success and tradition of Stax Records, the iconic Tennessean recording label that first presented the songs of Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, and Booker T. and the M.G.’s to the world. The Stax Academy Rhythm Section is the organization’s flagship youth ensemble, specializing in the performance of contemporary R&B, funk, jazz, and timeless hits from the Stax catalogue. Following opening sets from local Memphis radio DJs Debbie D and The Big G, the Academy players will soundtrack an evening of soulful social dance under the stars at The Dance Floor with a special guest appearance on the keyboard by Stax living legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree, Booker T. Jones.
For more information, please visit the event website.
Images: Booker T. Jones / photo by Piper Ferguson