What are your plans this weekend, Memphis? The weekend is starting early with live music on Beale Street and karaoke on Main on Thursday. The weekend party continues with canoes & cocktails, a silent disco, professional soccer, and some hot summer salsa!
1. Get Loud Concert Series at Handy Park
Thursday July 22nd @ 6:00 pm - W.C. Handy Park, Beale Street
Hosted by Memphis Tourism, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, the Downtown Memphis Commission and Beale Street, "Get Loud!" is a 10-week outdoor concert series being held at the newly renovated W.C. Handy Park performance space on Beale Street. The live music series is hosting 10 Thursday night concerts from June 10th to August 12th. This week's lineup features Son Little with The Sensational Barnes Brothers. As always, Get Loud performances are free and open to the public. For more information, you can find all the details here.
2. Wild Ones MidSouth Informational Gathering
Thursday July 22nd @ 6:30 pm - Memphis Botanic Garden
At this event, you'll learn about a new plant group forming in the Memphis area and then take a guided walk through the Memphis Botanic Garden's 4-acre native plant garden, The Woodland.
Wild Ones of the MidSouth is dedicated to educating and advocating for biodiversity in the variety of programs and events throughout the year that teach sustainable landscaping practices using plants that are native to our region.
For more information or to join online, vist the Memphis Botanic Garden website or contact Madison Carmack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Karaoke at Local on Main - Downtown Memphis
Thursday July 22nd @ 9:00 pm - Local on Main
Join the karaoke party every Thursday at Local Gastropub on Main, hosted by CRASH ENTERTAINMENT and DJ SuperBrad. Whether you're singing onstage or from the audience, you're sure to have a good time!
4. Canoes + Cocktails at Shelby Farms Park
Friday July 23rd @ 7:15 pm - Hyde Lake, Shelby Farms Park
TICKETS: $35 - $75, food and drinks included. Purchase tickets here
Canoes + Cocktails is an event hosted by Shelby Farms Park and sponsored by Old Dominick Distillery, as a fundraiser for the daily operations of Shelby Farms Park and the Shelby Farms Greenline. Do something different this weekend and watch the sunset from a kayak, canoe or paddle board on Hyde Lake! Enjoy a guided evening sunset paddle on the lake followed by socially-distant cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, yard games and music at Hyde Lake Pavilion. Rent a canoe or kayak or BYO Boat. Check-in is at 7:15 and boats launch at 7:45. This is an adults only event, and tickets are selling fast so check for availability now.
5. Our Scene United at Growlers
Friday July 23 & Saturday July 24 @ 6:00 pm - Growlers Memphis
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 day of show
Our Scene United, Refreshing Shows, and Growlers are coming together to build concerts back up and showcase Memphis music. The show is condensed this year with only two nights and no afternoon schedule, but there will be a variety of fantastic bands both nights! Here's the line-up:
Friday, July 23
Frenchie! with Bravado
Livia & The Rosebuds
Rowdy Franks and the Strays
Saturday, July 24
Oceans Divide Us
Music By KOTA
6. Silent Disco at Overton: Summer Camp Theme
Saturday July 24th @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Overton Square
Tickets: General admission for $15 or VIP for $25 purchase tickets here
Show off your best dance moves at an outdoor silent disco party, hosted by Tiger City Entertainment and Overton Square. Dress up in your favorite Summer Camp themed outfit, and don't miss the themed photo booth! For unlimited pictures and a free drink, get the VIP tickets.
7. Memphis 901FC vs. FC Tulsa
Saturday, July 24th @ 7:30 PM
Did you know that Memphis has a men's professional soccer team?
The Memphis 901FC plays in the The USL Championship - United Soccer League. The USL Championship is sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation as a Division II professional league. According to the Memphis 901FC website, the USL is a growing league, having more than doubled in size since 2014 with over 30 clubs, across the United States and Canada. Beyond league play, The Championship regularly features international exhibitions against leading Premier League, Liga MX, and Bundesliga clubs, among others. See the Memphis 901FC official website for tickets and their complete schedule.
8. The Fourth Bluff Latin Dance Series: Hot Summer Salsa
Saturday July 24th @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - The Fourth Bluff Park
Hosted by Cat's Ballroom, Downtown Memphis and Memphis River Parks Partnership, this is the
last of a three part series that is giving Memphians a chance to learn some classic Latin dance moves. The dance party kicks off at The Fourth Bluff Park downtown, located on Front Street between Court and Jefferson. The final dance is going to be a hot and sizzling summer salsa, so get your dancing shoes and head down to the river for some fun and spicy dance classes. See all the event details on their Facebook page for more information.
9. 00’s Night at the Blind Bear Speakeasy
Saturday July 24th @ 9:00 pm - Blind Bear Memphis, Main Street
Join the party and dance all night to all your favorite hits from the 2000's with DJ SuperBrad. Come for the party and stay for the Giggle Water! Check out their creative cocktail list and late night menu here.
10. Outdoor Music at Delta Blues Winery in Lakeland
Saturday July 24th @ 6:00 pm - Classic Vinyl
Sunday July 25th @ 2:00 pm - Rick Joyner
Head out to Delta Blues Winery in Lakeland this weekend for some classic tunes in the vineyard! Pack your chairs or a blanket and kick back and relax while you enjoy some free outdoor music paired with Delta Blues locally grown and produced wine. Weather permitting the music is either outside on the porch or in the pavilion. You can bring your own snacks, but no outside alcohol or beverages are allowed. Wine tastings and beer and wine sales are available all day, so get there early and make an afternoon out of it! For more information, see their events page.
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