Midtown Memphis’ music venue, Minglewood Hall, will resume operations in May after being closed for more than two years.
The venue, located at 1555 Madison Ave., will reopen May 4 with a concert by American actor Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, along with several other shows – including performances by roots singer Shakey Graves, rock band Seether and stand-up comedian Chelcie Lynn – ready to follow.
Minglewood Hall, which opened in 2009 – inside a renovated bread factory – closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In October 2021, Nashville-based Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital purchased the venue and its property — 2.7 acres and 63,750 square feet for $4.6 million — through its StageRight Ventures LLC. The Minglewood purchase adds to an AJ Capital portfolio that includes several other notable music venues, including Nashville’s Exit/In and Portland’s Roseland Theater.
“Minglewood Hall has become a staple of the local music scene in Memphis,” said Dan Merker of StageRight Ventures. community.”
AJ Capital has also tapped a new talent buyer to book the venue, bringing in Live Nation veteran Grace Gibson to manage the 1,900-capacity Main Venue and the 400-seat 1884 Lounge.
A veteran talent buyer from Texas, Gibson has previously booked House of Blues Houston, House of Blues Dallas, Bayou Music Center Houston and Echo Lounge & Music Hall in Dallas. She also oversaw all club-level bookings for Live Nation’s southern region.
“Minglewood Hall has played a vital role in Memphis’ musical community and in the development of countless artists around the world,” Gibson said. “I am delighted to see him return with a vengeance after we have all faced such difficult years.”
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As part of the relaunch, Minglewood will implement incremental improvements throughout the site. Plans include reconfiguring its stage and adding new sound and lighting systems, remodeled artist green rooms, and a complete overhaul of the facility’s restrooms, among other updates.
Over the years, Minglewood Hall has hosted an array of acclaimed artists across the musical spectrum, including Elvis Costello, Melissa Etheridge, Eric Church, Lucinda Williams, Gov’t Mule, Big KRIT, Ben Folds, Kane Brown and Margo Price, among others.
A full slate of shows for Minglewood Hall and the 1884 Lounge is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.