Memphis Made - Center Stage

Buckman believes that celebrating local artists is as important as sharing internationally acclaimed performers. This season, we offer audiences the chance to get to know some of Memphis’ best musical mainstays in the intimacy of our space at a reasonable price and at a reasonable hour.


An Evening with Lily Afshar

Friday, September 22, 2017, 8 p.m.

$20 for adults and $15 for students

On September 22, we welcome renowned guitarist Lily Afshar. The Iranian-born, Boston Conservatory-trained and Memphis-made Afshar has been labeled by Public Radio International as “one of the world's foremost classical guitarists.” She is distinguished for her keen ability to blend her prestigious, formal, western training with her rich Persian culture. She will return Saturday morning, September 23 for our Magic Carpet Series for children.


Dead Soldiers

Friday, January 5, 2018, 8 p.m.

$15 for adults, $10 for students

Memphis’ Americana roots revivalists Dead Soldiers are keenly adept at mixing its Southern influences and heritage into soul-stirring, energized music that is drawing critical praise from across the nation. Rock, blues, outlaw country, bluegrass, Sun and Stax drift in and out of four part harmonies with period instruments for a sound like no other. Dead Soldiers have fashioned a style all of its own, paying tribute to what it means to live, die and rock in the south.$25 for adults, $20 for students


River Bluff Clan

Friday, March 2, 2018, 8 p.m.

$15 for adults, $10 for students

On March 2, Buckman welcomes the River Bluff Clan! One of Memphis’ most revered bands for nearly forty years, the ensemble truly epitomizes the cultural gumbo that is the Mid-South, stirring in equal parts bluegrass, country, Americana, Celtic, Appalachian, Mississippi hill country and Delta blues. Their thoughtful, soulful, energetic and fun music incorporates just as many acoustic instruments as it does musical traditions.

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