JUNE 10 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Come 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 "Hitsville vs. Soulsville: The Showdown" 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


Tickets at the Door – $100
vip tickets sold out.

Regular tickets may be purchased at the door @ $100 each.  No VIP Tickets available. Payment by card or check only; no cash please.


Valet Parking

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


The Museum will close at 3:00pm to prepare for this special event. 

Street closures:

  • Butler Ave. between S. Main and Mulberry;
  • Huling Ave. between S. Main and St. Martin St.; and
  • St. Martin St. between Second St. and Butler Ave.



Chef 4 A Day Catering
Bounty on Broad
Eclectic Catering
Belle's – A Southern Bistro
Crumpy's Wings & More
Big Momma's & Granny's Catering
Lunchbox Eats
Nothing Bundt Cakes

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

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