The Center for Southern Folklore announced this afternoon that they are taking 2018 off from their annual Labor Day weekend festival, saying they are "preparing for some exciting events that we will be announcing soon."
The festival has been held at various sites Downtown for more than 30 years. The event combined food, dance, the arts, and some of the best indigenous music from the likes of Carla Thomas, Luther Hampton, Marcella Simien, Joyce Cobb, and many, many more.
Full statement below:
The Center for Southern Folklore will not be presenting the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival this Labor Day Weekend. We are taking a hiatus this year, preparing for some exciting events that we will be announcing soon.
We appreciate your loyalty, support, interest and love of the Center and the Festival, and have enjoyed welcoming you for the past 31 years downtown to our Festival!
Stay tuned for more information coming soon about our events. We look forward to presenting an even bigger and better Memphis Music & Heritage Festival in 2019!