Memphis - the Musical at the PAC - Cohan Center

  • Performing Arts Center 1 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis where rock 'n' roll was born, comes a hot musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. The 2010 “Best Musical” Tony Award-winner, Memphis is an incredible journey, filled with drama, laughter and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. (Adult content ­– may not be suitable for children under age 15)

“A knockout! Memphis, quite simply, ROCKS!”  — NY1 News

Memphis blasts you out the door humming and happy!”  — NY Daily News

Sponsored by Gordon & Julia Held, Ray & Coleen Mattison, Joan Gellert-Sargen, La Cuesta Inn 

Winner of four Tony Awards® in 2010, including Best Musical, MEMPHIS has exploded into the West End and is now London's hottest new destination! MEMPHIS has an original score by Grammy® Award-winner and Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. 

Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Join them on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soul and rock ‘n’ roll! 

Starring the Queen of British soul, multi-award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard) as club singer 'Felicia Farrell' and West End star Killian Donnelly (The Commitments, Billy Elliot the Musical, Les Misérables) as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun', MEMPHIS will leave you feeling exhilarated by its explosive blend of electrifying music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy.