Memphis Jelks Adds Band and New MidSouth Style called The 'GrindStax'

October 7th, 2019

SpitSlam artist Memphis Jelks has joined forces with members of Wither & Bloom, a Memphis-based metal christian band, to form “Memphis Jelks & The GrindStax”. Also co named by the legendary Chuck D of RRHF group Public Enemy, the band will focus on marrying Metal (Grind) with Stax (Soul) to create a new sound coming from Memphis, TN.


Justin Sheffield (bassist), Orlandis Scott (drummer), David Jacobs (keyboardist), Joel Gillihan (lead guitarist) and Jacoby “Memphis” Jelks will be performing live for the first time together on October 19th At “The Hatchie Festival” located in Brownsville, TN. Soon after, expect a single and video by the band that is sure to knock your socks off and soothe your soul.


Hatchie Fall Fest announces October 19 music line-up Yesterday · Public

Hatchie Fall Fest will celebrate 16 years when the festival opens Saturday, October 19, in downtown Brownsville, Tenn. Festivalgoers from all over the Mid-South will gather on the historic court square beginning at 10 a.m.. The family-friendly celebration includes kid's games and activities, contests, live music, arts and crafts and lots of food.

"We are excited about this year's music line-up," says Sonia Outlaw-Clark, who has been a festival volunteer since its inception. "The mix of well-known local and regional musicians, as well as the eclectic mix of genres, is sure to be one of the best shows yet." This year's musical entertainment begins at 10 a.m., and includes:
  • 10 a.m.: Haywood High School Show Choir
  • 10:30 a.m.: The Fifth Degree
  • 11:30 a.m.: The Barnetts
  • 1 p.m.: Mickey Utley Band
  • 2 p.m.: Hutcheson Brothers
  • 3 p.m.: Bonafide Bluesmen with Linzie Butler
  • 4 p.m.: Memphis Jelks & The GrindStax
  • 5 p.m.: Rev. Jessie & The Holy Smokes
Along with great music, festivalgoers will enjoy browsing arts and crafts booths and local merchant sidewalk sales. The Frozen T-shirt Contest is back, as are the Pet Show and Blessing, wrestling, and corn hole competitions. Also making a return is the baking contest and will feature entries for youth and adults in both the cake and pie categories. A new Miss Hatchie will be crowned this Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m., at the Ann Marks Performing Arts Center. Girls ages 0-21 are invited to compete for the title and will be presented at the festival during the opening ceremonies. The Hatchie Fall Fest is held annually on the third Saturday of October. Admission to the festival is free and open to everyone. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit