JUNE 10 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM


You are invited to celebrate the vibrant history of the Lorraine Motel for the benefit of the National Civil Rights Museum. Step back in time with an evening of food, music and fun reminiscent of the Lorraine Motel – which counted B.B. King, Nat King Cole, “Count” Basie, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & the MG’s, Satchel Page and Jackie Robinson among its many famous guests.

You will experience:

  • Food inspired by iconic Memphis restaurants
  • Live music and dancing, featuring your favorite 60s hits
  • Special Music & the Movement museum experience
  • Silent auction, signature gifts and more

The silent auction will be chockful of  wonderful items! There’s something for everyone!  Guests may bid at the event from 7:00-10:00pm, OR online.  Items will be available for online bidding before the event. Auction items will be on display at the museum.

VIP Tickets include: 

  • Private VIP catered reception prior to the event
  • First access to Music & the Movement tour experience
  • Event swag bag
  • Free valet parking
  • Private outdoor seating





Valet Parking

Parking? No problem. Pre-Purchase valet parking for $5.  Enter east side of museum campus at Second St. at St. Martin.



Belle – A Southern Bistro
Big Momma’s and Granny’s Catering
Ferdinand’s Catering Company
Lunchbox Eats

Click to learn about the history of the Lorraine in the Museum blog post  and from article written by Allyson Hobbs in The New Yorker.

Special thanks to Walter and Loree Bailey and Family for their vision to create a home-away-from-home, a refuge in the face of Jim Crow and a place to affirm or families, community and culture.  We thank the family of Carolyn Champion, daughter of Walter and Loree Bailey, for providing the special photos for the Lorraine exhibit and program to share this rich history with our event guests.

Event Chair

Terrence O. Reed


Lisa Allen
Sherita Beard Lee
Valarie Orr

Event Committee Members

Gizelle Anderson Deborah Henderson
Edwyna Bonner Sherica Hymes
Joy Brown Tiffany G. Jackson
Trevia Chatman London Lamar
Annie Christoff Colleen McCartney
Brian Coleman Tarrin McGhee
Keith Collins Jamie McGriff
Erika Conley Terence Patterson
Cynthia Daniels Faith Pollan
Kevin Dean Justin Ross
Joy Doss Telesa Taylor
Sara Flowers-Dent Nicole A. Thomas
Amber Floyd Tommie Thompson
Whitney Fogerty Kamilah Turner
Daniel French Renee Wills White
Kyle Gowen Pamela Williams
Kelsey Hamilton