Memphis Made - Center Stage
Buckman believes that celebrating local talent is as important as sharing internationally acclaimed performers. This season, we ofer 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.
Friday, September 13, 2019, 8 p.m. $20 adults, $10 students and seniors
Annie Freres and Weightless Aerial present Filling the Air, a night of enchanting acrobatics, dance and cabaret. Legendary entertainer Annie Freres has starred in countless local productions like Drowsy Chaperone, Shrek and Ladies and Legends at Theatre Memphis and Mamma Mia at Playhouse on the Square. Her powerful vocals and captivating stage persona are renowned throughout the area. Callie Compton’s Weightless Aerial and Hoop Rebel join Annie on the Buckman stage with astounding physical feats for a night of musical standards and amazing acrobatics.
Friday, November 1, 2019, 8 p.m. $20 adults, $10 students and seniors
The band of best friends, brothers and musicians that make up Star & Micey have been together for over 10 years celebrating, loving and making good music. They’ve toured North America, been signed to two different record labels, opened up for the likes of The Black Keys, DAWES, Dashboard Confessional, CAKE, Steve Miller Band, REO Speedwagon and Shovels and Ropes, to name a few. They have played the most prestigious festivals including four years at SXSW, NXNE in Toronto, Philadelphia Folk Festival and the International Folk Festival. Their steady, smooth, folksy pop, combined with their fearless friendship and quirky charm, has made them a top Memphis musical export. Buckman is thrilled to open the third Memphis Made – Center Stage season with Star & Micey.
Friday, February 28, 2020, 8 p.m. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors
Arkansas based Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing and yet seemingly unlikely musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. As individuals, they are about as different as one can imagine. Together, they blend seamlessly in a way that has captured the imagination (and hearts) of audiences of all ages for over four decades and scored them four Grammy nominations. Their willingness to make fun of our most annoying habits in one song, and then touch our hearts with tender and passionate images of family life in the next is what makes the connection between Trout Fishing in America and their audience so real.