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Ayana Contreras at Central Station Hotel

On September 2 and 3 starting at 9 p.m., Central Station will host soulful and groovy tunes from Chicago DJ Ayana Contreras as a part of Central Station’s live music collaboration with Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Ayana Contreras is a cultural historian, memory worker, radio DJ and archivist. An avid collector with over 8,000 vintage vinyl records, she hosts the Reclaimed Soul program on WBEZ and Vocalo Radio in Chicago. She is also a columnist for DownBeat magazine, and her writings have been published in Chicago Review, Oxford American and Bandcamp Daily among other publications.

Ayana Contreras will be located at Eight & Sand Bar, the on-site bar at Central Station Hotel. Surrounded by an expansive library of vinyl records, the Listening Lounge features Memphis-based EgglestonWorks speakers to provide a world-class audio experience for both guests and locals.

Learn more at and follow @centralstationmemphis.

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Sep 03 2022


9:00 pm

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