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Citizen Cope: A Benefit Concert for Memphis Tilth

  • Clayborn Temple 294 Hernando Street Memphis, TN, 38126 United States (map)

Memphis Tilth invites you to the Clayborn Temple on April 8th for a special performance by Citizen Cope. Concert proceeds benefit Memphis Tilth and its programs. 

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Opening guests: The Mighty Souls Brass Band
Music begins at 6pm
Online tickets $45 / At-the-door $60 (cash and card only) 

What is Memphis Tilth?
A local nonprofit housing initiatives for land, food, people, and place. We cultivate collective action for an economically sustainable, socially equitable, and environmentally sound local food system. Programs: GrowMemphis, Bring It Food Hub, Community Kitchen, Food Policy, Food and Faith Initiative, Food Access and Affordability, and Urban Farms programs. 

Who is Citizen Cope?
“Rawness improbably balanced by a mixture of danger and delicacy,” says one Rolling Stone writer, “is what gives Citizen Cope his edge. As a singer, songwriter and producer, he stands alone an artist immune to corruption.” 

Dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Cope’s roots are complex You may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green. Yet, listening to Cope, you also may think of none of the above. You may not think at all, but rather feel a man exposing stories that haunt his heart. In the past nine years, he has produced four albums of depth and distinction, each a critical chapter in his search for a sound that paints an auditory American landscape in which despair wars with hope and hope, tied to love, is elusive. For more information, visit

Who is The Mighty Souls Brass Band?
The Mighty Souls Brass Band, a Memphis‐based rotating collective of composer‐players versed in a multitude of musical traditions, isn’t a soul band, nor is it a funk band, a marching band, or a swing band. And yet, depending on where you catch them live, you’ll hear all of those influences and more from around the globe. For more information, visit

More on Clayborn Temple
Clayborn Temple has been empty on and off for the past 25 years, but has recently received support and funding to preserve and reactive the historic space. For more information, visit: