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Justin Timberlake gives impromptu performance on Beale Street

Timberlake showed up at B.B. King's Blues Club for a night on the town, and ended up on stage!

’Lucille’, other memorabilia from B.B. King’s estate going up for auction

  Single-day tickets for Mempho Music Fest on sale July 31

  WMC goes overseas to dig up Hamilton musical’s roots

Tina Turner, Charlie Musselwhite among 2019 Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductees

  Twenty One Pilots fans camp outside FedExForum

Johnny Cash statue unveiled in Cooper-Young

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Jerry Lee Lewis back home after suffering stroke

  2019 Mempho Music Fest headlined by multi-Grammy winners

  Mid-South ’The Voice’ alum to host performing arts camp

  First look: ‘Anastasia’ opens at the Orpheum

Memphis in May organizers release Celebrate Memphis schedule

  Memphis 200: The history of Beale Street

Yo Gotti’s tour bus shot at in Nashville

The tour bus of Memphis rapper Yo Gotti was shot at in Nashville on Tuesday night, according to a report by WSMV.

  Memphis MOJO Festival announced in honor of Omar Higgins

In honor of the late Omar Higgins, a new Memphis music and arts festival has been announced.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra to play along ‘Harry Potter’ at Orpheum this fall

The Orpheum announced Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert is live at the Orpheum this fall.

  BlocBoy JB, attorney confident they’ll ‘beat’ charges

Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB is set to appear in court Monday morning.

  Day 3 of Beale Street Music Festival becomes a sold-out success

  Day 2 of Beale Street Music Festival brings surprise guests

Facebook brings Miley Cyrus to Beale Street Music Festival

  Rapper BlocBoy JB all set to hit Beale Street Music Festival stage

  Gates open for 2019 Beale Street Music Festival

  Rapper BlocBoy JB released from jail hours before Beale Street Music Festival performance; cache of guns found at home

Facebook sponsoring 2019 Beale Street Music Festival

Organizers made it official with a post on BSMF’s Facebook page Friday afternoon but teased the announcement a day earlier at a news conference.

  BSMF kicks off Friday night with big name acts

Friday kicks off the 2019 Beale Street Music Festival.

  Memphis musician to be laid to rest Tuesday

Funeral arrangements have been set for a Memphis musician and activist after his sudden passing last week.

  Beale Street Music Festival preparations underway

Beale Street Music Festival workers are preparing Tom Lee Park for 30,000 people.

  The 5th annual Mississippi Music Awards kick off Saturday

Mississippi native musicians will put on a show Saturday at the Landers Center.

  Register now to buy tickets for ‘Hamilton’ at the Orpheum

The Orpheum has announced ticket information for “Hamilton" the musical, which visits the Bluff City this summer. Performances are July 9 through 28.

  Memphis musician Omar Higgins dies at 37

The Memphis music community is mourning the loss of an icon.

Aretha Franklin receives Pulitzer Prize

Aretha Franklin awarded honorary Pulitzer Prize.

20 years of ‘I Want It That Way’

‘You are my fire...’

Memphis Botanic Garden’s ‘Live at the Garden’ concert series announced

The lineup for 19th annual Live at the Garden concert series has been released.

Celine Dion brings ‘Courage Tour’ to Memphis in 2020

Let the rain come down and wash away my tears – global icon Celine Dion is bringing her "Courage Tour" to the FedExForum.

Beale Street Music Festival performance times announced

Daily Line ups and stage time for bands have been released

  Ken Burns promotes upcoming special on history of country music

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns was in Memphis on Tuesday promoting his newest documentary “Country Music,” set to air on PBS this September.

Memphian Savannah Brister performs Adele hit on ‘The Voice’

Memphis’ own Savannah Brister performed Monday night on “The Voice” in the battle rounds against Maelyn Jarmon.

Former Mid-South ‘Voice’ contestant performing national anthem at ‘Battle of the Birds’

Reagan Strange, 14, is performing the "Star-Spangled Banner" before Monday's exhibition game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Memphis Redbirds.

  Memphis native competes on ‘The Voice’ tonight

Memphian Savannah Brister will perform in Monday night’s battle rounds on "The Voice."

  Aretha Franklin receives brass note on Beale Street

A second line, New Orleans style, carried a brass note with Aretha Franklin's name on it down Beale Street.

  Country Music Hall of Fame names class of 2019 inductees

The next three inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame were announced Monday.

  Communities mourn the loss of Memphis musician John Kilzer

Music and ministry communities mourn the loss of Memphis musician John Kilzer.

  Memphis singer, songwriter John Kilzer dies suddenly

John Kilzer, a singer and songwriter from Tennessee whose music career spanned 30 years and who became a pastor after undergoing drug recovery, has died.

  Memphis Grammy winners celebrate at Lafayette’s

The Who's Who in Memphis Music converged in Overton Square on Tuesday to celebrate their Grammy wins.

  R. Kelly’s girlfriend speaks to her family for first time in 2 years

Thirty minutes after the Savage family publicly refuted R. Kelly’s claims made during his lengthy interview, the family finally heard from Joycelyn.

  Rare photographs of famous musicians on display at Stax Museum

A man known as one of the founders of the Memphis sound that came out of Stax in the 1960's had another talent – taking pictures of his famous friends.

  Memphis roots help teen earn spot on ‘The Voice’

Memphis native Savannah Brister stopped by the WMC Action News 5 studios to talk about her journey to the big stage on “The Voice.”

  Strickland: Moving Memphis in May to AR a ‘silly thought’

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says there needs to be compromise in the controversy over redesigning Tom Lee Park.

  Rapper BlocBoy JB released on bond

James Baker, also known as BlocBoy JB, posted a $50,000 bond Thursday.

  Report shows years of fire code violations at New Daisy Theater

WMC Action News 5 investigators uncovered serious fire code violations at the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street. The problems went on for years, even as acts continued to be booked.

Memphis contestant advances on ‘The Voice’

The Mid-South was represented on the Tuesday night’s episode of "The Voice."

  Future of Memphis in May unclear over mixed views on venue redesign

People may be still buzzing about the 2019 lineup for Beale Street Music Festival, but organizers are already looking to next year and perhaps a venue change.

  ‘Voice’ winner performs in Mid-South, offers advice for newest contestants

Brynn Cartelli’s career has skyrocketed since becoming the youngest winner of “The Voice.” Now the 15-year-old is living her dream on tour with Kelly Clarkson while conquering normal teenage milestones.

  Memphis musician Kameron Whalum returns to Stax Academy

Changing lives through music, the Stax Music Academy, located in the heart of Memphis, has been cranking out young musicians for nearly two decades.

  Cardi B, Dave Matthews Band, The Killers to headline 2019 Beale Street Music Festival

Beale Street Music Festival has released its 2019 concert lineup which features the following headliners: Dave Matthews Band, The Killers, Cardi B, G-Eazy, One Republic and more.

  Memphians join Kelly Clarkson on tour

Singer Kelly Clarkson brought her tour to the Mid-South Saturday, along with two Memphians who play in the band.

Tennessee Songwriters Week set for February 17

The first annual Tennessee Songwriters Week starts on February 17.

Staxtacular 2019 set for February 8

On February 8, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host the always great Staxtacular 2019.

7th Memphis International Guitar Festival set for Feb. 8-10

The Memphis International Guitar Festival, now in its seventh year, is set for February 8-10

Coheed and Cambria moves show to Minglewood Hall after New Daisy’s ‘hiatus’

The band was scheduled to perform at the New Daisy along with Foxing that evening until the Beale Street staple shut its doors without notice recently.

Blues singer Mike Ledbetter dies at age 33

Mike Ledbetter, a gifted singer from the Elgin Illinois Chicago area, was set to perform in Memphis this week as part of the International Blues Challenge.

Lineup announced for 2019 Graceland Live concert series

The first ever Graceland Live concert series kicks off March 23.

International blues challenge begins in Memphis this week

If you are visiting a music store, restaurant, or music venue in town this week, you may hear some different accents.

Hit-making guitarist Reggie Young passes away

Legendary guitarist Reggie Young passed away Thursday, Jan. 17 at his home in Leipers Fork, Tennessee.

  Tickets still available for Justin Timberlake show at FedExForum

Grammy Award-winner Justin Timberlake returns home Saturday as he brings his “Man of the Woods” tour back to Memphis.

  Elvis memorabilia auctioned off for the King of Rock’s birthday

Elvis Presley would have turned 84 years old Tuesday.

  Mid-South musician nominated for Grammy

A local Mid-Southerner, nominated for a Grammy award, played to a packed house in Overton Square Thursday night.

  Mid-South teen Reagan Strange eliminated from ‘The Voice’

Mid-South native Reagan Strange unfortunately did not make it to the Top 4 on “The Voice.”

  Former 'Voice’ contestant roots for Reagan Strange as she fights for spot in the finals

Former fellow contestant Keith Paluso, who is also from the Mid-South, is rooting for Reagan.

  Mid-South teen teams up for duet on ‘The Voice’

Mid-South native Reagan Strange partnered up during Monday night’s semifinals on “The Voice.”

  Justin Timberlake’s former vocal coach says Reagan Strange has big career ahead

If you live in the Mid-South and have dreams of stardom, Bob Westbrook is the singing coach to the stars. He began working with "The Voice" contestant Reagan Strange at an early age.

  Former contestants on ‘The Voice’ describe life after the show

With Mid-South native Reagan Strange battling to make it to "The Voice" season finale, WMC5 spoke with two former contestants to find out what it's like after you leave the hit TV singing contest.

  Justin Timberlake postpones tour dates due to vocal injury

Popstar Justin Timberlake has postponed his remaining tour dates of 2018 due to bruised vocal chords.

  Mid-South teen advances to Top 8 on ‘The Voice’

Go Reagan Go! Our own Mid-South contestant Reagan Strange made it to the semifinals on “The Voice” on Tuesday night.

  Queen, Adam Lambert announce North American tour

Queen and Adam Lambert are launching a six-week North American tour following the release of the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody."

  Reagan Strange competes for Top 8 spot on ‘The Voice’

Mid-South teenager Reagan Strange has made her pitch to get into the Top 8 of “The Voice.”

  Producer recalls working with Reagan Strange before she was on ‘The Voice’

WMC5 sat down with the Grammy-nominated Memphis producer who knew the 14-year-old before she hit

  Mid-South teen vies for spot in Top 8 on ‘The Voice’

Monday night, we’ll find out if Mid-South singer Reagan Strange advances to the next round on "The Voice."

  Former ‘The Voice’ contestant, Mid-South native stops by Memphis

A Mid-South star from NBC's "The Voice" made a stop in the Bluff City this weekend.

  Reagan Strange advances to Top 10 on ‘The Voice’

The Mid-South contestant on “The Voice” will get to sing another week!

Mid-South native Reagan Strange performs Avril Lavigne hit on ‘The Voice’

Mid-South singer Reagan Strange went with an early 2000's hit for her performance Monday night on NBC's "The Voice."