824 S. Dudley St.Memphis, TN 38104901-774-3212
OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm | Saturday 8 am - noon
Elmwood Cemetery's grounds are open every day from 8 am till 4:30 pm. There is no admission charge.
Eighty thousand people rest in Elmwood Cemetery. They created the world we inhabit. Gave us our culture.
And they made the music that the world knows us for.
This October, you can meet the songwriters, producers, composers, and singers of Elmwood Cemetery. They'll tell their stories from afternoon to evening from Thursday, October 6th to Saturday, October 8th.
Hear about Jimmie Lunceford's incredible accomplishments in teaching high schoolers music so well that they toured nationally. Listen as Thea Bowman, or Sister Thea, has her story told, including her glorious march towards Sainthood. Grammy Award-winners, the legend of Stagger Lee, the beloved cook to a King, and the blues will be a part of the story we tell.
But, we need your help to orchestrate it. You can help by sponsoring the 2022 Soul of the City event - here and now.
Become a sponsor. Help Elmwood Cemetery make the Soul of the City a success. Click here and choose your sponsorship level.
The Soul of the City Tour is being brought to you in part by the Crawford Howard Private Foundation.
Please help us thank and celebrate our generous sponsors.
Crone Monument Company
Last Stop Sponsor
HHM Certified Public Accountants
Michael & Carolyn Fisher
Baltz & Sons Concrete
Boyle Insurance Agency
Kat & Dave Schwartz
Nora & Dan Conaway
Sponsorship of the Soul of the City is also provided by the following dedicated Cradle Gardeners:
Kim Lane, Vicki & Dan Murrell, Lyn & Ted Bailey, Linda Smothers, Elizabeth Mills
Elmwood Cemetery's Soul of the City event is a uniquely-Tennessee arts event. Become an Arts Advocate by purchasing a specialty license plate today, and support the future of Tennessee arts.