The power is in your hands! Make the 2023 MEM Tambourine Bash one to remember.

Nominate a Memphis Musician for MEM Tambourine Bash

You have a chance to choose who will be a part of Music Export Memphis' 2023 Tambourine Bash!

The MEM Tambourine Bash is taking over Overton Park Shell in October—but before the big shebang, they’re enlisting your help to put together a line-up of unique Memphis music pairings!

But before we give you the low-down on what this means for you, let’s learn a little more about how this local nonprofit is empowering local artists.

“What it’s really about is giving Memphis musicians the opportunity to grow their careers outside the city and represent Memphis nationally and globally.”
Elizabeth Cawein
MEM Executive Diretor

Save the Date: MEM Tambourine Bash

  • When: October 12, 2023 @ 7PM
  • Where: Overton Park Shell

The MEM Tambourine Bash is just one avenue Music Export Memphis provides to cultivate the local community.

Whether it’s fundraising to cover travel expenses or securing partnerships with renowned tours and festivals to make sure Memphis musicians are on their radars—year after year, Music Export Memphis (MEM) is creating pathways to propel artists to new heights.  

In a city with a certifiably robust, and diverse range of musical talent, Music Export Memphis is always on the hunt to add more Memphians into the mix.  

That's where you come in. We need your nominations for MEM Tambourine Bash!

Who do you want to see take the stage at Overton Park Shell? What kind of musical collaborations do you want to make happen?

From now until the end of May, Music Export Memphis is accepting nominations—and they’re taking it one step further in the spirit of including even more MEMphis in the MEM Tambourine Bash. Not only do you get to submit nominations for potential participants, but you get to vote for the finalists who will be featured in the final performance. 

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Local artist and MEM Tambourine Bash 2022 participant, Rachel Maxann, loved her experience and expressed gratitude for Music Export Memphis.

“Tambourine Bash was a rare and beautiful opportunity to collaborate with other artists in Memphis as well as showcase my own music,” Maxann said. “Music Export Memphis has not only helped me locally, but has also help me spread my music nationally. With their assistance, Memphis will be an even greater music destination.”

The Mem Tambourine Bash may not be until October, but Music Export Memphis offers a multitude of opportunities to engage local musicians and music lovers.

Music Export Memphis Ambassadors have access to merch funds, competitive scholarships, unrestrictive tour grants, festival features and more. See the requirements, and submit an application here.

A few MEM Ambassadors you may know will be making their way to Toronto, Canada to take the stage at North by Northeast Toronto Festival next month. 

On June 1st, you’re invited to experience the show before they take flight! Ahead of every festival, MEM hosts a preview party that’s free and open to the public. Toss in $20 to access the open bar, spirited by Old Dominick. 

There's a lot of time between now and october!

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