I, Catherine L. Evans (right), started CLE Events in 2012. My partner, Shahidah Jones (left), joined me in 2013 when I realized I had no idea what I was doing when it came to creating successful, consistent events. 5 years later, CLE Events is going strong.
Our MISSION is to create universal experiences of positivity and diversity and provide spaces that allow local artists to flourish. We aim to combine community and culture at our events and make them uplifting and memorable experiences.
CLE Events is an event planning, stage management, photography/video production and consultation company that seeks to unify the community through the creation of cutting edge music and artistic events. The company grew out of a dream to unify the artistic scene in Memphis and showcase local talent to the community in a way that highlights diversity and encourages unity amongst the different artistic genres and the community.
Currently, CLE Events produces two annual events: DreamFest Weekend and GirlPower Project. DreamFest Weekend is dedicated to promoting unity within the local music scene by combining a culturally diverse group of artists, promoters and sponsors that work together to produce a weekend of music, art and fellowship. DreamFest Weekend is held in January during MLK Weekend.
GirlPower Project is an eclectic music showcase featuring up and coming women artists that promote sisterhood, diversity and empowerment among women and the community. In line with the GirlPower Project's mission to uplift and empower; a portion of the profits from the event benefit a local charity. GirlPower Project is held mid-July.
"I Have A Dream" Fest Jan 2012 (Memphis, TN)
In The Name of Elle.O.V.E. Feb 2012 (Memphis, TN)
GirlPower Project April 2012 (Memphis, TN)
"I Have A Dream" Fest Weekend Jan 2013 (Memphis, TN)
GirlPower Project June 2013 (Memphis, TN)
DreamFest Weekend Jan 2014- 2018 (Memphis, TN)
Dope On Arrival/Photographer Jan 2017 - Present (Memphis, TN)
Artistik Lounge/Artist Coordinator Aug 2017 - Present (Memphis, TN)
Lyfe Is Dope/Stage Manager Nov 2014 - Present (Memphis, TN)
A3C Festival & Conference/Photographer Oct 2017 (Atlanta, GA)
Memphis Jerk Festival/Stage Manager Jul 2017 (Memphis, TN)
Sisterhood Showcase/Social Media Strategist and Stage Management June 2016 (Memphis, TN)