Celebrate the history of our music! image

Celebrate the history of our music!

$24,100 raised

$12,000 goal

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

Eighty thousand people rest in Elmwood Cemetery. They created the world we inhabit. Gave us our culture.

And they made the music that the world knows us for.

This October, you can meet the songwriters, producers, composers, and singers of Elmwood Cemetery. They'll tell their stories from afternoon to evening from Thursday, October 6th to Saturday, October 8th.

Hear about Jimmie Lunceford's incredible accomplishments in teaching high schoolers music so well that they toured nationally. Listen as Thea Bowman, or Sister Thea, has her story told, including her glorious march towards Sainthood. Grammy Award-winners, the legend of Stagger Lee, the beloved cook to a King, and the blues will be a part of the story we tell.

But, we need your help to orchestrate it. You can help by sponsoring the 2022 Soul of the City event - here and now.

Choose from these sponsorship levels.

LAST STOP. Guests of the tour will leave with you on their minds. Signage will be located at the final tour stop to indicate you (or your company's) sponsorship, and our appreciation. You'll receive 10 admissions to the tour to share, along with VIP parking passes. Social, film, and print media recognition, too. $2,000

UNDERTAKER. Sponsor the merchandise tent, where guests will visit and purchase t-shrits, coffee mugs, original art, books, and more. We guarantee that your support will be seen by shoppers with tent signage. You'll receive 6 admissions to the tour and VIP parking passes. Social, print, and film credit included. $1,000

PALLBEARER. Here's a wonderful chance to sponsor this event at the most popular level. You will receive 4 admissions with VIP parking passes, and social, film, and print recognition, too. $500

GRAVEDIGGER. Support Elmwood Cemetery and see your name listed in the print program and on social media. You'll get 4 admissions, 2 VIP parking passes, and film listing. $250

We can cut packages together to suit your needs. Contact Kim Bearden, Elmwood Cemetery Executive Director, at kim@elmwoodcemetery.org, or call 901-774-3212.

We thank you for keeping the beat alive at Elmwood Cemetery.