Exploring Events in January

Memphis Arts Collective
Through January 3
Crosstown Concourse
Memphis, TN
Artists and artisans will be showing work in mediums including: painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodworking, metal working, fiber and textile arts, soap and candle making, cartooning, mixed media, retro collectibles, printmaking, glass work, and holiday ornaments among others. For more information visit memphisartscollective.com or call 901-833-9533.

Elvis’ 84th Birthday Celebration
January 5 – 8
Memphis, TN
Join us in Memphis as we celebrate Elvis’ birthday with four days of events, including an unforgettable fan experience featuring one of Elvis’ closest friends, Jerry Schilling. It is a special time to be in Memphis as Graceland will still be decorated for the holidays and there will be an epic birthday cake on display on January 8. For more information visit graceland.com or call 901-332-3322.

Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration
January 8
Elvis Presley Birthplace
Tupelo, MS
Join the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum as they celebrate the 84th birthday of Elvis. They will be serving birthday cake, coffee, drinks, and water. Free. For more information call 662-841-1245.

Justin Timberlake
January 12
FedEx Forum
Memphis, TN
For more information visit forummemphis.com, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

January 14
FedEx Forum
Memphis, TN
For more information visit forummemphis.com, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

January 15 – 20
Orpheum Theatre
Memphis, TN
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, “Waitress” tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. For more information visit orpheum-memphis.com or
call 901-525-3000.

Author event with Mesha Maren: “Sugar Run”
January 16
Turnrow Books
Greenwood, MS
Mesha Maren is an award-winning writer whose gritty debut novel “Sugar Run” is already one of the most anticipated new books of 2019. Maren, recipient of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, as well as numerous other prestigious writing fellowships and awards, has crafted an at once contemporary and timeless story of a woman’s challenging return to the world after an eighteen-year stint in prison. For more information visit turnrowbooks.com or call 662-453-5995.

Kane Brown: Live Forever Tour
January 18
Landers Center
Southaven, MS
Kane Allen Brown is an American country music singer and songwriter. He released his first EP, titled “Closer”, in June 2015. A new single, “Used to Love You Sober”, was released in October 2015. After Brown signed with RCA Nashville in early 2016, the actual song was included on his EP Chapter 1, which was released in March 2016. He released his first full-length album, the self-titled Kane Brown, on December 2, 2016. The single “What Ifs” was released from this album and, in October 2017, Brown became the first artist to have simultaneous number ones on all five main country charts. For more information visit ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

Unforgettable: Celebrating the Nat King Cole Centennial
January 21
Duling Hall
Jackson, MS
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Nathaniel Adams Coles was born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1919. In 1937 he became known as Nat “King” Cole. In the early fifties, he began to conquer the charts with ballads like “Mona Lisa,” “Love,” “Smile,” and “When I Fall in Love.”
In 1990, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1991, his daughter, Natalie, recorded “Unforgettable” as a duet with her father, which won seven Grammy awards! Join performers David Walker and Latisha Hamilton as we celebrate the centennial of the birth of one of America’s musical icons.
Admission: $25. Tickets are available at the door, by phone at 601-960-2300, or online at

9th Annual Oxford Fiber Arts Festival
January 24 – 37
Oxford, MS
Oxford Fiber Arts Festival showcases exhibits by local fiber artists, a fiber market, workshops, and demonstrations. Over 20 classes and curated vendors. 1-day pass $2. Weekend pass $5. Children free to exhibits and markets. For more information and a full schedule of events visit

Kudzu Playhouse presents: Neil Simon’s “Rumors”
January 24 – 27
Hernando Performing Arts Center
Hernando, MS
At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. For more information visit kudzuplayers.com or
call 888-429-7871.

Mary Wilson
January 26
Orpheum Theatre
Memphis, TN
It was a vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teen that inspired Mary Wilson, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, to found one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history — The Supremes. For more information visit
orpheum-memphis.com or call 901-525-3000.

Cirque du Soleil Corteo
January 31 – February 3
FedEx Forum
Memphis, TN
The clown Mauro has passed, but his spirit is still with us. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Rich, extravagant memories frolic with the senses. The sound of laughter peals around the stage, visions of joyous tumblers and players fascinate the eyes. Regret and melancholy retreat in the face of a cavalcade of lively recollections of a life gloriously lived. A festive parade that entertains; the perfect accolade for an artist whose life was dedicated to revelry and making merry. For more information visit forummemphis.com, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

Kelly Clarkson: Meaning Of Life Tour
February 9
Landers Center
Southaven, MS
With Kelsea Ballerini and Brynn Cartelli. For more information visit KellyClarkson.com/Tour, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

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