Adelaide Festival Centre presents SUN RISING - The Songs That Made Memphis

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Imagine Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison all recording their hits in one studio. Well that’s what happened at the famous Sun Records in Memphis Tennessee and they weren’t alone! Critically acclaimed production Sun Rising – The Songs That Made Memphis pays tribute to the artists and music from Sun Records in a spectacular cabaret show that has sold out across Australia and most recently at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.  Sun Rising will be perform three shows in the Dunstan Playhouse on 24 & 25 February as part of the Adelaide Fringe.

“We are super excited that tickets have been selling like hot cakes!! So much so, that a third show has been added.  No excuses for missing out, it’s gonna be a great weekend!” -  Sun Rising

The audience will be taken on a guided studio tour that showcases the incredible music and classic stories of Memphis royalty and Sun Records’ early years. With insightful tales and stompin’ tunes at the heart of this rock ‘n’ roll super show, it’s a musical history lesson at its best! 

‘Melbourne band Sun Rising is rocking with an utter belter of a show. The Songs that Made Memphis is an exuberant, potent homage to the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll that has the audience jiving beyond the exit.’ –

‘Most cats in the house dance and bop as if they’re at a “high school hop” throughout the night and there’s a standing ovation from the seated crew.’ –

‘This was a show packed full of energy and passion, the set list was out of this world, on stage banter was hilarious. It was brilliant.’ – Beat Magazine

‘The crowd was jubilant- moving, laughing, swing dancing and singing the entire show and one rather enthusiastic punter put it better than anyone as she screamed out in joy, “THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST NIGHT EVER!”’ ABC Radio


SUN RISING The Songs That Made Memphis


24 – 25 February


Dunstan Playhouse

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24 February at 7.30pm & 25 February at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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Adult A Res $49.90, A Res Conc $39.90, B Res Adult $39.90, B Res Conc $34.90, Subscribe & Save Adult $44.90 Conc $34.90, A Reserve Groups 6+ $39.90

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