Cooper Young Festival

The Cooper-Young Festival, hosted by the Cooper Young Business Association, is Memphis’ most anticipated outdoor celebration. Held in Memphis’ largest historic district, the Cooper-Young Festival is scheduled for September 13, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In its 27th year, this event has grown tremendously and is one of Memphis’ most highly attended festivals. This year, over 130,000 guests will enjoy an appealing mix of art, music and crafts presented by over 425 artisans from around the country. The Cooper Young Festival is a true celebration of the arts, people, culture, and Memphis heritage. While you are here, be sure to stroll our historic neighborhood which was recently named “One of the Top 10 Neighborhoods in America” by the American Planning Association.

Experience the music of local Memphis bands playing original tunes on three stages. On the Main Stage, Cory Branan is this year’s headliner along with other popular Memphis musicians like Marcella Simian, Candace Ashir, James and the Ultrasounds, Mighty Souls Brass Band, Darrel Petties and Devil Train.

On the Memphis Grizzlies Stage, listen to your favorite garage punk bands with a lineup by Goner Records that will make you scream. Be sure to catch Subtractions, Talbot Adams, Nots, Mark Edgar Stuart and the Manatees performing at 4:30 p.m.

The School of Rock Stage is located in the First Congo parking lot. School of Rock students will be performing from noon until 5:00 p.m.  Go listen to a tribute to U2, some indie rock and more by these talented young people.

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