Memphis Music at Your Library


Memphis Music at Your Library

wypl 89.3 streaming online

We offer ample opportunities to experience Memphis Music. Each night from 6:30 to Midnight, WYPL (FM 89.3 and streaming online) plays Memphis Music from various genres including the Memphis 60s, the Memphis 70s, Gospel, Stax & Hi, Sun, Current, and Blues. See the WYPL FM program schedule for details.


memphis sound connection

Stream current local music and learn more about today's torchbearers of the Memphis Sound.


memphis music at the library

Or, Check out our large collection of CDs, Cassettes, and LPs. We also have a large collection of rare CDs and LPs accessible via a listening station in the Memphis & Shelby County Room on the 4th floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. This listening station contains materials representing every stage of music written and recorded by Memphians and in Memphis.  From the Memphis Jug Band, to Justin Timberlake; from Memphis Minnie to Packy Axton; classical, country, jazz, soul, rockabilly, R&B and more can all be listened to and enjoyed in one spot. Additionally, many rare and out-of-print albums are included in the listening station along with local independent releases (of course, Elvis and Stax are here too!).


cloud901 recording studio

Teens can lay down the next hit track to come out of Memphis. Record and produce audio using sound isolation booths and professional sound mixing equipment. CLOUD901 resides in the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library on the first and second floor and is open to teens ages 13 to 18.


five fridays of jazz with levitt shell

Fridays have never sounded so good! Join us for 5 Fridays of Jazz at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue). Offered in partnership with the Overton Park Shell and the Memphis Library Foundation, this series of free concerts is typically held near April and offers customers a chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy soulful sounds by local entertainers.


front porch music and cultural series

The Front Porch Music and Cultural Series is free music series at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. See upcoming concerts on our Events Calendar.


tunes & tales with the memphis symphony orchestra

Make the most of your family time at Memphis Public Libraries' Family Tunes & Tales Storytime, offered in partnership with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Children, teens, moms, dads, and grandparents are sure to love the adventurous stories brought to life by live orchestra performances! Click here to see if there are any upcoming Tunes and Tales at your Library.  To learn more about this program and our partners check out the Memphis Symphony Orchestra!


30 days of opera with opera memphis

Each September, Opera Memphis presents 30 Days of Opera.  Every day in September, somewhere in Memphis, there will be opera. Several of these events occur at various library branches. From Opera Memphis - "Designed to show the city we love what we love about opera, every performance will be free and open to the public."

Music Events

5 Fridays of Jazz
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Fri., Mar. 01, 6:30 pm
"Step Up to the Beat"
North Library
Wed., Mar. 06, 4:00 pm
Teen Innovation Center
Cordova Library
Wed., Mar. 06, 4:30 pm
5 Fridays of Jazz
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Fri., Mar. 08, 6:30 pm
Family Tunes and Tales with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Sat., Mar. 09, 11:00 am
Tunes & Tales with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Cordova Library
Sat., Mar. 09, 11:00 am
Tunes and Tales
Bartlett Library
Sat., Mar. 09, 11:00 am
Celebrating Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
East Shelby Library
Sat., Mar. 09, 1:00 pm
Teen Innovation Center
Cordova Library
Wed., Mar. 13, 4:30 pm
5 Fridays of Jazz
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Fri., Mar. 15, 6:30 pm
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