Frequently Asked Questions

Are Reserved Seats Available For Single Nights?
No. Reserved seating is only available for all 4-night purchases. Individual nights will be general admission seating.

Where Is General Admission?
Sections F and K on the floor level, as well as riser seating beginning on the 11th row, are general admission areas.

What Kind Of Seating Is Found On The Risers?

The risers feature padded seats with padded backs. Each riser seat also has arm rests. Riser seating begins at only 23 rows from the stage.

Are There Handicapped Accessible Seats?
There are sections in the MCCC where seats have been removed and the vacant slots are available for those confined to a wheelchair. If you are confined to a wheelchair, it is best to place your order by calling 901-568-2389 and specify with the agent that you are wheelchair confined. They can let you know if any of those slots are available. The entire facility is handicapped accessible, with more than half of the seating located on a flat surface.

Can I Use A Mobility Assisted Device?
Scooters and mobility assisted devices may be used in the Convention Center, and can be easily maneuvered. There are special areas where devices can be parked while you are in your seat.

How Can I Secure Good Seats?
Registration for the MQS begins a year in advance. While attending the MQS, you can register for the following year at our registration area in the lobby. If you are a current registration holder, you can also request to be on a waiting list for seating upgrades. If better seats become available, you will be contacted about upgrading to those seats.

Do I Have To Buy Passes For Every Matinee?
Each matinee requires a separate registration from the evening events. Further, all matinees feature reserved seating.

How Can I Get Into The Exhibit Hall?
The exhibit hall is open to everyone who has a registration for the evening events for that particular day. The exhibit hall opens daily at 4:30pm. (Please note that the exhibit hall is also open during any matinee performance.)

Is There Food Available During The Concert?
There is a concession area serving a good selection of food and snacks in the exhibit hall. It is open during the matinees and evening concerts.

What Hotels Do You Recommend?
The Sheraton Hotel is connected to the MCCC via sky walk. It is our host hotel and offers a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate to our guests. Visit the “Lodging” page of our website for details. The Crowne Plaza is only one block from the MCCC. Several other hotels are within blocks of the convention center and are easily accessible via the Trolley.

What Is The Address Of The MCCC?
All events are held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center at 255 North Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee. This is conveniently located at exit 1, on Interstate 40, on the west side of Memphis.

What are the details related to Parking?
The Memphis Cook Convention Center has an on-site three-level secure parking garage. There is a daily charge for parking. In addition to the Convention Center parking garage, there are several other nearby options. Located next to the Sheraton hotel—and only one block from the convention center—there is a surface parking lot that is available for a per day charge. Additionally, check with your individual hotel for that facility’s parking rates as each hotel sets their own daily rate. Keep in mind, however, that all prices are subject to change and the Memphis Quartet Show has no control over any parking location and their respective rates.

Can I bring my RV?
There are no camp sites available at the Convention Center for RV camping, however, there are several campgrounds nearby.  You can view a listing of campgrounds in the area by going to the Lodging page.

Is there Shuttle Service?
The MQS does not offer shuttle service. However, the Sheraton Hotel is conveniently attached to the Convention Center. The Crowne Plaza is only one block away, and the Main Street Trolley stops at the Convention Center giving guests direct access to downtown Memphis and world famous Beale Street along with several hotels. There is a minimal charge for riding the trolley.

How Far Is The MCCC From The Memphis Airport?
It is a 20 minute drive from Memphis International Airport. Please check with your hotel for airport shuttle options.

How Long Do The Concerts Last?
Matinees last 90 minutes and the doors open 1 hour prior to start time. Evening concerts begin at 6:00pm, with the doors opening at 4:30pm. The Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday night concerts last approximately 4 hours. Friday night is our “All-Night Sing” and it lasts until midnight.

What Are The Directions to Memphis Cook Convention Center?
Memphis Cook Convention Center
255 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

If you are traveling from Arkansas, take I-40 toward Nashville and exit at Front St. (exit 1).

If traveling from Mississippi, take I-55 to I-40 West toward Little Rock. Take the 2nd/3rd St. exit (1B).

If traveling from Nashville, take I-40 West to I-240. Pick-up I-40 West toward Little Rock. Take the 2nd/3rd St. exit (1B).

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