The Kennedy Center

Memphis Gold


Memphis Gold has come a long way on a journey that has lasted half a century. After decades of juke joints, blues festivals, and Navy military duty, Memphis Gold landed in the nation’s capital where he has performed at the inaugurations of both President Obama and President Trump. He has entertained troops at military bases worldwide and recently performed the National Anthem preceding an NFL game as part of the Atlanta Falcon’s Salute to Service event honoring veterans.

Upcoming Performances

Video 3/22/2019: B.B. King Tribute featuring Memphis Gold & Ms. Zeno

Long inspired by B.B. King’s delta blues stylings, Memphis Gold plays music with an authentic, home-grown American sound. He will be performing works by B.B. King to honor the man who created them. Joining him will be Ms. Zeno the Louisiana Mojo Queen—performing the rough powerful vocals of Koko Taylor, often referred to as “The Queen of the Blues.”

 Memphis Gold