Every Tuesday in July, a variety of musical guests will complement the selection of films during the On Location: MEMPHIS Shorts Festival at the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more about each artist here.
Tuesday, July 7 – Mechelle Johnson
Merging jazz and neo-soul with traditional gospel lyrics, Memphis’s own Mechelle Johnson’s musical styling is smooth, soft, airy and jazzy; causing many to refer to her as the “Sade of Gospel”. When asked how she describes her music, Mechelle says, “ My music is Jazzy, Spiritual and Sophisticated, What I like to call SOPH Gospel.” http://www.mechellejohnsonmusic.com/
Tuesday, July 14 – Serenity
Passionate. Powerful. Silky. That is the best way to describe the vocals of 15-year-old Serenity. With a gift for playing the keys and writing her own songs, Serenity is able to express her thoughts, emotions and experiences through the art of music. Put Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Chrisette Michelle in a blender, and you will have a concoction named Serenity. As a songbird born in Jackson, Mississippi, she has been crowned the Princess of Southern R&B and Soul. http://www.serenitysings4u.com/
Tuesday, July 21 – The Wardlaw Brothers & JUZANG
The Wardlaw Brothers are five biological brothers from Georgia who have an incredible blend of vocal harmony and poignant songwriting ability on top of fervent showmanship and delivery. Their authentic personalities and unmistakable desire to please God has propelled the humble siblings to a distinguished presence in not only gospel music, but in entertainment nationally and internationally. http://www.twb5.com/
Joining the ranks of outstanding family groups such as The Clark Sisters, Mary Mary, Virtue, Forever Jones, and The Walls Group, The Bellamy Group introduces Juzang, an Alabama-based trio of biological sisters Guielle, Marisa and Patria Juzang. These beautiful young ladies were born to sing and create music and are ready to impact Gospel and Christian music with their extraordinary musicality and heart for ministry. http://www.juzangmusic.com/
Tuesday, July 28 – Anthony Beasley Jr.
Anthony Beasley is a native of Memphis. Not only is he an R&B singer, he is also a songwriter and producer. He is able to adapt to virtually any sound and possesses a smooth baritone voice with a surprising vocal range. https://www.facebook.com/antbmusic?pnref=story