LoveFest for Steve Wilson 

The headline may not say enough about this special party held for Steve Wilson, a member of the Neil's Music Room community who has been diagnosed with stage three esophageal, liver, and colon cancer. Wilson has worked with many music makers in the Memphis area over the years, in addition to being a regular at Neil's. To honor their sick friend, local musicians are throwing a day-long celebration at the music venue on Sunday, November 8th, in hopes of surrounding Wilson with "love and faith, which will promote healing," according to the show's organizer.

click to enlarge afterdarkbox_almostfamous.jpg

LoveFest is free to attend, starting at 2 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m. The day will be jam-packed full of music from many different types of bands — over 14 in total. Regulars to Neil's will recognize many of the acts already, but there's something for everyone, regardless if you've been to the Music Room or not. Those who prefer straight-up, mainstream rock-and-roll will enjoy the musical stylings of Band of Brothers, Almost Famous, and Grand Theft Audio. Singer-songwriter fans will love JoJo Jeffries and Ronnie Caldwell, who are both staples at Neil's. There's even something for fans of the blues as the Memphis Blues Revue and the Royal Blues Band (featuring Jack Rowell Jr.) will both be in the house.

Other musicians and groups include Don Cook (who plays with Blind Mississippi Morris), Buddy Church (who had his own benefit concert at Neil's in 2013), Brad Webb, Eric Reason, Jonathan Yudkin, Morrill & Smith, Steve Ingle, and the Lineup, among others. Neil's Music Room often holds benefits for folks in need, and this time is no different. As the Beatles song goes, "Love is all you need," and the folks at Neil's are making sure that rings true for Wilson.

Related Locations

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Music Blog

Jose Feliciano Plays Unannounced Memphis Gig

Hungry Memphis

Welcome back, Restaurant Iris!

Music Blog

Gillian Welch Wows GPAC

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Alpha

Intermission Impossible

In Praise of "Love and Murder" at Playhouse on the Square

News Blog

MATA Looks to Hire More Trolley Operators

Music Blog

Listen Up: Cruelty of the Heavens

News Blog

VIDEO: SUV Driver Swerves Into Cyclists

Intermission Impossible

Ostranders to Honor Memphis Performers Who Died During 2017-18 Season

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Alexandra Pusateri

Readers also liked…

  • Support Local Music

    Music Editor Chris Shaw says farewell.
    • Feb 9, 2017
  • Unapologetic

    IMAKEMADBEATS aims to break the Memphis hip hop mold
    • Feb 28, 2017
  • Memphis Magic at SXSW

    Local talent shines at Austin’s annual fest.
    • Mar 26, 2017
ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation