'One Night in Memphis' at MSU Riley Center

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Four musical titans joined forces, quite by accident, in December 1956 at the Sun Records studio in Memphis. Rockabilly guitarist Carl Perkins, riding high on the success of "Blue Suede Shoes," was recording new songs, with a young Jerry Lee Lewis hired to play piano. Johnny Cash dropped by, and so did the King himself, Elvis Presley. The so-called Million Dollar Quartet started singing and playing together on gospel, country, and rock 'n' roll songs. One Night in Memphis recreates that magical jam session. This tribute to Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash captures them at their peaks: wildly energetic, supremely confident, and breathing fire. As a bonus, concertgoers can enjoy a pre-show party with refreshments in the Grand Lobby starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the MSU Riley Center Box Office. Click the "Link" below for more information.

Additional Information
The MSU Riley Center is kicking off its second decade with a Spring/Summer Performing Arts Series full of the wide-ranging, top-quality entertainment that has made it a cultural icon and a powerful tool for economic development. New season-ticket buyers can purchase full-season packages starting February 6. A smaller “build your own package” option, which includes a discount and early seating, is available starting February 13 for those who wish to purchase tickets to three or more shows. Tickets for individual shows go on sale February 20.