The Americanarama Festival of Music at AutoZone Park 

The home of the Memphis Redbirds will host what might be the finest single day of live music in Memphis this summer in the form of the Americanarama Festival of Music, which will be headlined by the indefatigable living legend Bob Dylan — perhaps you've heard of him — and His Band. Dylan's played AutoZone Park before, in a double-bill a few years ago with Willie Nelson. This time, the 72-year-old master (pictured) will bring along a couple of acolytes lately unaccustomed to opening slots: Wilco, the Chicago folk-rock band led by Jeff Tweedy, and My Morning Jacket, the Kentucky rockers led by Jim James. Don't sleep on the bill's first band, though: Younger Wilco and My Morning Jacket fans will — one would assume — revere Dylan, but how many are familiar with his near-contemporary Richard Thompson? The British folk-rock pioneer and renowned guitarist first emerged in the '60s, in Dylan's wake, in the folk-rock group Fairport Convention before going on to record classic albums in the '70s and early '80s alongside his then-wife Linda Thompson. A cult artist then and now, Thompson opens this show via the Richard Thompson Electric Trio. The Americanarama Festival of Music is Tuesday, July 2nd, at AutoZone Park. General admission tickets are $65.50. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Showtime is 5:30 p.m.

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