To note: In particular, you can help the artistic sector by attending the starry evening

events below and, while you’re at it, take a 3-minute Americans for the Arts® Arts and Economic Prosperity Survey. These surveys are conducted only twice a decade to measure the current economic impact of spending by arts organizations and their audiences. Whether it’s local expenses for dinner and drinks, babysitting, parking or carpooling, or maybe even your outfit bought for the occasion, these expenses related to arts events have an impact major economy. Data from the 2016 survey revealed that Memphis’ arts sector is a $197 million industry and collectively the second largest employer. What will 2022 tell us?

Memphis ChoralArts Presents: Sondheim Singalong

You’re in for a treat as the Memphis Men’s Chorale and Memphis Women’s Chorale come together to perform a collection of Sondheim songs – and you’re expected! This show features soloists Cassie Thompson, Kevar Maffitt, Johnathon Lee, Tracy Thomas, Paulina Villarreal and you! Crosstown Theater |

September 20

Memphis Soul Remedy

Dance your heart out with Memphis Soul Remedy, a talented group of life-saving doctors, surgeons and nurses performing a compilation of Motown and Blues. This 12-piece band serves up the sounds of Stax-era Memphis, intending to mend and heal with the music of Memphis. The grove at GPAC |

September 22

Leo Kottke

To open the 25th season of Buckman, acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke will wow audiences with humorous monologues and vocal and instrumental arrangements. Kottke, who has over 40 albums and numerous Grammy nominations, brings unique sound and harmonic sophistication to the stage. The Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center |

September 23 Latin Party 2022


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Cazateatro! This free, family-friendly event celebrates Hispanic and Latino arts and culture, with live Latin music, food, drink and crafts for kids. Overton Square |

September 24

Orion Free Concert Series 2022: Memphis Power Pop Festival

Experience the classics at an inaugural festival that celebrates Memphis’ musical heritage and honors Big Star founding member Chris Bell. This lineup of “power pop” legends includes former Big Star bandmate Jody Stephens, Van Duren and former Posies and Big Star guitarist/vocalist Jon Auer. Overton Park Shell |

September 24

Go over

This politically charged and provocative play follows a typical day of Moses and Kitch – two brothers in a corner of downtown, hoping for a change and facing a problem. With the nuances of Waiting for Godot, this emotional and lyrical piece will transform your evening. Circuit Theater |

Until October 9