Memphis Light, Gas and Water will again celebrate Memphis Music during the month of May with live music on a stage set up on Beale Street by the Elvis statue on the north side of MLGW’s Administration Building, and it’s all for a good cause.
MLGW will sponsor the second annual Plus-1 Jam, an MLGW celebration of Memphis Music that showcases local music to raise funds for MIFA’s Plus-1 program. Each Thursday through Sunday throughout the month of May, musical acts will volunteer their talents at the MLGW tent located on Beale Street between Main Street and Second Street. Many of the acts include talented musicians who are MLGW employees or family members. MLGW is also recruiting musicians and bands from outside the company.
There will be donation buckets to benefit Plus-1. Visitors to the music stage will be able to make monetary donations to help Plus-1, which is administered by MIFA to help those in need of utility assistance, as well as support the participating performers.
The event features a wide range of music styles, reflecting the diversity that makes up Memphis and its music. Visitors from all over the world will be able to get a taste of local musical acts while in town for Memphis in May at the MLGW stage on world-famous Beale Street.
WHAT: Plus-1 Jam: MLGW Celebrates Memphis Music
WHEN: Thursdays through Sundays in May 2013
WHERE: North Side of MLGW Administration Bldg. by Elvis Statue
WHO: Local musicians as well as bands including MLGW employees
- WHY: To benefit Plus-1 and MIFA (administrator of the Plus-1 program)
Updated Schedules posted on MLGW's blog
MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 421,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.