The Memphis Slim Collaboratory is turning two years old, and there’s reason to celebrate!
This Friday, June 17, you can sing, dance, and pay tribute in the Slim House’s backyard in honor of the massive renovation efforts on the historic marker of Memphis soul heritage. From 6-9pm, enjoy cake, drinks, local food trucks, and music provided by DJ Space Age, as well as a jam session led by Chinese Connection Dub Embassy. The event is free and open to the public.
The Memphis Slim House re-opened in April 2014 after a $365,000 renovation to the location at 1130 College St, Soulsville USA. Since that time, the Memphis Slim Collaboratory has added an artist grant program, having distributed its first round of awards this year. The Slim House offers low-cost music studio and collaboration space for artists in Memphis. The Memphis Slim Collaboratory was made possible through a partnership between Community LIFT, the University of Memphis, LeMoyne-Owen College, the Memphis Music Foundation, the Hyde Family Foundations, and ArtPlace America.
Located just across the street from the Slim House is the Stax Museum, serving as reminder of the legacy that legendary musicians such as Ottis Redding, Etta James, Memphis Slim, and many others imparted on the music world during their time in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis Slim’s home has evolved into a bustling hub of creative spirit and musical ingenuity.