Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Presents The Fire Down Below Music Festival. Elvis Presley’s Memphis on Beale Street hosts seven featured young bands and presents each with The Gladys Award
Seven young bands are being spotlighted on March 24th - March 29th at Elvis Presley’s Memphis at 126 Beale Street in Memphis at the first Fire Down Below Music Festival. Each band will also be a recipient of The Gladys Award.
The Festival takes its name from the last song Elvis worked on in his final recording session, which was at Graceland in 1976, the year before his death. His vocals on this Jerry Scheff composition were never completed.
The Gladys Award, appropriately named for Elvis’ mother, acknowledges and recognizes each bands’ participation in the festival as well as their early achievement as a cutting-edge, live music presence in Memphis, the “mother” of all music towns.
“Since Elvis Presley’s Memphis first opened its doors, we’ve wanted to put this great venue’s acoustics and ambience to work showcasing new music talent in our city." said Jennifer Burgess, director of Marketing for EPE, Inc., "This festival is our latest expression of that goal.”
The bands, which are listed below, will perform beginning at 10:00 p.m. during the six-night festival. More information will be available on the festival Web site at www.elvis.com/fire (The site will be up and running very soon and we'll activate a link from here.)
Chosen View and Dis-Missile
The Gamble Brothers