Left Bank Festival

This festival is a spectacular event. But, more importantly, it is a fantastic way for us to raise money to support our student athletes. The Left Bank Festival didn’t happen in 2020, but the student scholarship need is still present.

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About the Left Bank Festival

The 2019 Left Bank Festival Celebrates Music Legend
Willie Mitchell

October 5th, the Left Bank Festival Salutes West Memphis’ contribution to the Memphis Sound, or maybe we should say the West Memphis Sound.

Willie Mitchell
Willie Mitchell

Willie Mitchell was the band leader at the Plantation Inn and helped introduce Soul and R&B to the predominantly white audiences form the Delta. He went on to become a world class producer for Hi Records launching the careers of Al Green and Ann Peebles. His Royal Studios in Memphis still produces the same tight sound that Willie created, the sound that gave Uptown Funk its groove and hosts such greats as John Mayer and Robert Cray.

Hi Records isn’t as famous as its cousins Stax and Sun, but it was an integral part of the Memphis Sound. Help us salute the great Willie Mitchell at the Left Bank Festival  October 5th  at the Big River Crossing.

Come party with a 5k & 10k run, arts & crafts, a catfish cooking contest. And, of course, the festival begins and ends with great music!

We’re Left of Memphis but Right on everything else.


Location and Directions

Getting there is fast and easy, and there are many options.

  • Walk or Bike over the Big River Crossing from the Memphis side (We’ll have a Bike Parking Area on the Left Bank)
  • If you drive over, take the Bridgeport Road exit from Interstate 55, turn right and follow the signs. Oh, and we’ll have plenty of car parking, too!