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Mempho Music Festival Returns Oct. 6-7

Mempho returns to the Park on October 6 + 7! Check out the great lineup and purchase tickets hereYou can find a parking map for the festival here.

October 6 + 7 will be a very busy weekend at Shelby Farms Park -- we are expecting 10,000-15,000 visitors in the Park! If you plan to visit the Park on this weekend, check out the information below. Here, you'll find traffic and parking information, along with activity closures. Please be prepared for additional traffic, possible delays and road closures. Remember to pack your patience and to be courteous as you maneuver through traffic and parking areas! 



  • Farm Road will be closed for through traffic at Walnut Grove and at Mullins Station from 9am Saturday, October 6 to 3am Sunday, October 7 and from 9am Sunday, October 7 to 2am Monday, October 8.
  • All traffic entering at Farm Road and Walnut Grove will be directed to park in the General Admission Parking Lot on the West Side of Farm Road for Mempho Music Festival ONLY.  You can find a parking map here.
  • Pine Lake Drive inside the Park will be closed October 1-11.


  • Public Boat Launch Parking at Hyde Lake: Closed Saturday, October 6 + Sunday, October 7.
  • Disc Golf Course: closed through October 10.
  • First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center: closing at sundown on Saturday, October 6 + Sunday, October 7.
  • Pine Lake Drive: Closed October 1-11

If you are... 


  • With a general admission ticket: Please enter off Farm Road and park in the lot west of Farm Road. You may only enter Farm Road from Walnut Grove, not off of the Mullins Station side of Farm Road. 
  • For camping: Please enter through Gate 10 off of Mullins Station (7171 Mullins Station Road).
  • With a VIP or Super VIP ticket: Please enter through Gate 10 off of Mullins Station (7171 Mullins Station Road). You will be directed to VIP parking.
  • Via Uber or Lyft: Drivers will drop off and pick up at the lot west of Farm Road. Drivers may only enter Farm Road from Walnut Grove.

Gates open at 10am both days.


Please enter through Gate 1 off Farm Road or through Gate 10 by the Shelby Farms Stables off of Mullins Station. After the event, you will exit through Gate 9 on to Mullins Station.


The entire Park is open as usual for the weekend, with the exception of the Disc Golf Course. Please be aware that with the large number of festivalgoers in the Park on Saturday and Sunday, your experience at the Park may not be what you regularly enjoy.  You may enter the Park off Farm Road, but you will be directed to Mempho Music Festival parking which is located west of Farm Road across from the regular park entrance. 

Areas on the north + east sides of the Park, such as the Woodland Discovery Playground or the Outback Off-Leash Dog Park, may not be as heavily attended as other parts of the Park, including the Heart of the Park. 

If you have reservations at Go Ape, Pine Lake Boat House or The Stables: Please enter through Gate 10 off of Mullins Station. 

If you are dining at The Kitchen Bistro: Please enter and exit through the Walnut Grove/FedEx Event Center entrance which is between Farm Road and Germantown Parkway.



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