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Cyrena Wages with Lilly Winwood

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Crosstown Arts presents Cyrena Wages with special guest Lilly Winwood in The Green Room.

The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Thursday, April 11, 2024
Doors open at 7 pm | Show begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance | $25 at the door 


“The Wages’ were run out of North Carolina for stealing horses and other boorish behavior. We settled in North Mississippi and evolved into three groups: the preachers, the drunks, and the outlaws; and then kind of a mid-range group. I came from the mid-range group.”

Cyrena Wages fell in love with music on the country backroads between Millington and Shelby Forest, two small towns just north of Memphis. Her upcoming debut album, Vanity Project, is both an exercise in rebellion against years of conditioning, as well as a way of processing her own struggles, healing, and growth. As much as Memphis shaped her positively, there were aspects of growing up as a woman in the South that didn’t align with who she wanted to become. Cyrena tapped producer Matt Ross-Spang (Charley Crockett, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Margo Price) to helm Vanity Project at Southern Grooves Studio in Memphis.

“It had been a really long time coming. I was getting ready to make this record,” says Cyrena, “and I heard about a music biz guy saying—before ever hearing my songs—‘Yeah, but she’s kind of a vanity project, right?’”
And just like that, the album had roots and the title track was born. “I just feel ready, when I haven’t felt ready before. Everybody comes to terms with themselves on a different timeline. It took me a second, but now it’s my time.” Find Cyrena’s first single “Carried Away” and second single “Robin Hood” on all platforms now.

Lilly Winwood is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter with a captivating sound that seamlessly fuses elements of folk, R&B and Americana. Born into a musical family, she inherited a love for singing and honed her craft with a voice that exudes both power and vulnerability. Drawing inspiration from personal experiences and introspection, Lilly’s heartfelt lyrics and soulful vocals create an authentic and resonant connection with her audience. As she continues to evolve as an artist, Lilly Winwood’s passion and undeniable talent solidify her place as a rising star in the music world.


April 11
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Green Room

1350 CONCOURSE AVE • MEMPHIS, TN • 38104 • 901.203.8300