Over the years, Memphis has been graced with the magic of Candlelight inside some of the city’s most incredible venues. Audiences have been left dazzled by the stirring sounds of live music which pairs perfectly with the enchanting flicker from thousands of candles. This magical combo makes for an unforgettable experience to enjoy with your nearest and dearest, and you won’t quite believe how extraordinary these musical tributes are until you experience them for yourself.
From the enchanting ambiance created by the glow of candlelight to the impressive range of tributes celebrating all sorts of genres and artists, there are plenty of reasons why you won’t want to miss out on these mesmerizing concerts. If you’re still wondering if they’re for you, we’ve rounded up seven reasons why you should experience the magic of these spectacular tributes if you still haven’t.
1. The brilliant musicians
As bows glide over strings and fingers tickle piano keys, concertgoers are enveloped in the moving melodies of live music performed by some of the finest musicians in the area. String quartets, pianists, orchestras, jazz bands and more have put audiences in Memphis under a musical spell thanks to their undeniable talents and artistic flair.
Candlelight puts great importance on artistry and musicianship, which is why these concerts are led by highly experienced instrumentalists who are at the top of their game. They’ve spent thousands of hours performing to audiences around the world and have left countless concertgoers speechless with stunning renditions of their favorite songs.
2. The magical atmosphere created by candlelight
What makes these concerts so enchanting is the ethereal glow from thousands of twinkling candles that breathes life into some of Memphis’ most magnificent settings. The tranquil ambiance that’s created is truly unmatched, and all your troubles and worries are left at the door as the soothing glow of candlelight embraces you like a warm hug. It’s one thing seeing magnificent venues like Overton Chapel in the daylight, but nothing beats getting to see some of the city’s most remarkable locations light up with the flicker of candlelight as the sun sets outside.
3. Modern day hits are transformed in a unique way
Not only does Candlelight shine a light on classical compositions by the likes of Vivaldi and Beethoven, but they also take more contemporary songs and give them a spectacular classical twist. From Taylor Swift and Adele to Queen and Pink Floyd, some of the most popular artists of the last few decades have all received the magical Candlelight treatment. “Shake It Off” to classical renditions of your iconic tunes and go “Radio Ga Ga” for the soothing sounds of live music as you experience your favorite songs in a whole new light.
4. The intimacy of it all
When gifted musicians take to the stage, they bring with them a wealth of music knowledge in addition to a host of instruments. They’ll often share stories about the piece of music that they’re about to perform or the setting that they’re playing in. From the inspirations that led Adele to write her heart-wrenching anthems to historical facts about the venue, performers will enlighten concertgoers with anecdotes and interesting tales at every concert.
Candlelight gives you the chance to deepen your connection with the music and discover things you may have never known about your favorite artists and songs.
5. Making tickets affordable is a priority
Candlelight is for everybody, and making tickets for these concerts affordable helps make them accessible to all. Experiencing the magic of these remarkable tributes is a must, but you shouldn’t have to break the bank to do so. Most ticket prices start at just $30, but you can spend more for the best seats in the house if you wish. Sit back, relax and enjoy spellbinding renditions of beloved songs inside an illuminated venue without having to worry about burning a big hole in your pocket.
6. The concerts pay homage to timeless classical compositions
When Candlelight first launched this series of spectacular concerts in Memphis, things first kicked off with tributes to classical music composers and their timeless compositions. Although Candlelight has since set its sights on contemporary hit makers and famous film scores, the concert series continues to celebrate classical music’s most acclaimed legends.
Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Vivaldi and Chopin have all received unforgettable tributes in the past, and their everlasting pieces of music have been reimagined by some of Candlelight’s most revered musicians. You’ll know many of these iconic compositions without realizing you know them, and you’re likely to recognize them as soon as the first few notes are played.
7. Candlelight concerts have received rave reviews around the world
From Madrid to NYC, Candlelight has enchanted audiences in cities all over the world and continues to dazzle concertgoers in Memphis. The concerts have been met with countless five-star reviews and are sure to be an experience unlike any other.
“It was such a good show! They played the best of her songs and did an encore. I had a blast.” – A Tribute to Taylor Swift
“Such a lovely way to spend a Friday evening! Beautiful music!” – A Tribute to Queen
“Very intimate atmosphere. Perfect for date night. Musicians were amazing!” – A Tribute to Adele
“I loved it!! The performers were amazing!!!!” – A Tribute to Taylor Swift
Candlelight in Memphis
These magical concerts will be taking place in Overton Chapel – a stunning 1960s A-frame venue located in downtown Memphis. From Tchaikovsky to Taylor Swift, these unforgettable tributes pay homage to classical music legends and contemporary icons, and with many more concerts to be announced, you can be sure that many more artists and genres are set to be celebrated in the future as well.