More Brass Coming to Beale

Beale Street Brass Note Ceremonies Upcoming

After two years of no presentation ceremonies due to pandemic and brass supplier issues, the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame is working to catch up.

Saturday, 12 November 2022, Stax Museum – Studio A, 4 pm

Don Nix and Larry Nix

Don Nix played saxophone with the Mar-Keys at Stax and then went on to become a songwriter, arranger, and  producer. He has worked with a wide array of performers from George Harrison to Furry Lewis, Issac Hayes to Eric Clapton, and may  more.

Larry Nix started as a recording engineer at Stax before moving over the Ardent; he later created an independent operation that was housed within Ardent. Over the years he worked with BB. King, ZZ Top, Steven Ray Vaughn, and many more.

Sunday, 13 November 2022, Rum Boogie Café, 2 pm

Eric Hughes Band  and James K. Manning

Eric Hughes and his band have been a fixture on Beale for over 20 years offering authentic blues and engaging entertainment.

The late James K. Manning was a concert promoter and advocate of Memphis music, giving scores of performers their first break.

Friday, 18 November 2022, B.B.King’s Blues Club,  2 pm

The B.B. Kings All Star Band

This house band can do it all – back up anyone of any genre or mesmerize an audience on their own. They are top notch musicians.

The walk of fame program was started in 1986 to recognize the many contributors to Memphis music history. Over 185 notes are currently embedded in the sidewalks along Beale Street between Second and Fourth.

Jimmy Ogle’s Beale Street Brass Note was dedicated in November of 2018 (photo Mark Fleischer)

One Reply to “More Brass Coming to Beale”

  1. How about Home of the Blues record shop that operated at 107 Beale St from 1948 until the redevelopment forced it to move in 1967. Johnny Cash wrote a song about the record shop and the owner Ruben Cherry loaned Elvis money to get to his early shows out of town. Overdue for a brass note ?

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