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  • The Talent Development Complex 119 South Main Street Memphis, TN, 38103 United States (map)

DISCOVER local music. SUPPORT independent artists.

Lunch & Listen is a casual lunchtime networking event and listening session that provides members of the music community with an opportunity to showcase their work, discover local talent, and broaden their network with the intent to inspire collaboration and musical growth.

Occurring on the last Friday of every month, June's Lunch & Listen will feature the Memphis Songwriter's Association 2018 Songwriter of the Year, Abby Frances.

This event is free and open to the public.

Abby Frances is a 15 year old singer-songwriter, who was born in Memphis, TN. She now resides in Hernando, MS, with her parents, where she just completed her freshman year of high school and leads worship for the youth at her church.

Abby started songwriting at about 5. Taylor Swift has been a huge musical influence for Abby as a songwriter and performer. In fact, Abby won her first school talent show at 9 playing the guitar and singing Taylor’s “A Place in this World”. Along with the guitar, Abby plays the piano, and ukulele. 

Abby is very grateful to have been given opportunities to perform at Buon Cibo Restaurant, Catfish Blues, and Commerce Street Market in Hernando. She has also played at the Memphis Farmer’s Market and has found a home away from home at South Main Sounds. She is there for monthly meetings of the Memphis Songwriters Association (MSA) and has played there for Songwriters Night. Most recently, Abby performed there as a finalist for MSA’s Annual Songwriting Contest where she was named the 2018 Songwriter of the Year.

Abby is currently working with Andrew Cabigao of Dynamic Score Records and will be releasing her first album later this year. To hear some of her music and for information on upcoming shows, you can follow her on Facebook and YouTube.

If you would like to be featured in an upcoming Lunch & Listen, email with information about yourself and links to your music.