Mar. 23 - Emissaries of Memphis Music
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission will hold its 3rd Annual Emissaries of Memphis Music celebration.
The event will pay tribute to the career achievements of eight remarkable women who have made significant contributions to the growth and sustainability of Memphis Music.
The esteemed 2011 Emissaries are bassist and MTV’s "$5 Cover" star Amy LaVere; "American Idol" finalist Lil Rounds; award winning producer and sound engineer Dawn Hopkins; Grammy nominated and EMI Gospel recording artist Sheri Jones-Moffett; organic-folk musician and star of MTV’s "$5 Cover" Valerie June; reigning Mid-South pop starlet Dani; legendary Memphis songwriter and vocalist JoJo Jefferies; and long time headliner at Silky Sullivan’s, Barbara Blue.
The event will be Wednesday, March 23rd from 6 to 9 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road.
The keynote speaker is Mamie Coleman, Vice President of Music and Production for Fox Broadcasting in Los Angeles. Ms. Coleman creates the “Sound of Fox” by negotiating and executing the music and clip licensing agreements for prime time shows such as "Glee" and "American Idol." Other special guests include Miss Tennessee USA 2011 Ashley Durham, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy P. Weirich and Fox 13 weekend news anchor Melissa Scheffler.
Please go to the Music Commission website for more infomation.