9th Annual Blues Festival
May 18th, 2019
Springfield MO

 

Southern Avenue

"The fool who traveled is better off then the wise man who stayed home."
Southern Avenue is an American five-piece funky blues and soul band from Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Formed in 2015, they took their name from a street in Memphis running from the easternmost part of the city limits to "Soulsville", which was the original home of Stax Records. Rock 103 described them as "the most talked about band in Memphis."[1] Southern Avenue reached the finals of the International Blues Challenge in 2016. The band won a Blues Music Award in 2018 for "Best Emerging Artist Album". Their self-titled debut album entered the US Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart at number 6 in February 2017,[5] and reached number 1 on the iTunes Blues Chart. In 2017-2018 the band toured over 15 countries including Australia, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia and more.