While it may be dangerous to sing "Sunshine, go away today" during May in Memphis, that's exactly what folk rocker Jonathan Edwards will be doing at the Center for Southern Folklore on Saturday, May 13th.
Performing at the center's Folklore Hall, Edwards will play his Vietnam-era smash hit "Sunshine" amid an acoustic set tinged with country, folk, and rock. The singer-songwriter has worked with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Jimmy Buffett, and Cheryl Wheeler.
Tickets for the event are $50/person, a tax-deductible contribution to the nonprofit center's archive. The Center for Southern Folklore's archive is a vast multimedia collection varying in content from Reverend L.O. Taylor's mid-20th-century photographic depictions of African-American life in Memphis to rare vinyl recordings of Beale Street musicians during the same era.
The contributions received will match funds from the Assisi Foundation of Memphis and will go toward the digitization of the collection, which will help preserve it and make it more accessible to the public.
So go see a great show and support a great cause at the same time. It'll make you feel like dancing.
Jonathan Edwards at the Center for Southern Folklore, Saturday, May 13th, 8 P.M.