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TPC Southwind, 3301 Club at Southwind, Memphis, TN 38125, USA

The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be one of four World Golf Championships events on the 2018-19 PGA TOUR schedule sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours.

The World Golf Championships consistently attract the most elite and global fields of the year, with 45-50 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking teeing it up in the series of four annual events. This is the first year Memphis will be hosting a World Golf Championships event and is expected to welcome one of the strongest fields in golf.

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Things To Do In Memphis: Vegan Food and Drink Festival

by Melissa Thompson


​Taste of Memphis Vegan Food and Drink Festival promotes healthy living, eating green and highlights the best vegan eats and drinks in the MidSouth and beyond. This is the perfect event to explore the infinite possibilities.

The amazing vendors from this event specialize in a wide array of culinary genres, soul food, comfort food, African food, Indian food, Asian food, raw foods, super foods, electric foods, herbal teas, juices, smoothies, desserts, ice cream and SO much more!

You don’t want to miss this! Your taste buds are going to jump for joy!

Saturday, July 20th 2019
11AM – 7PM

Cook’s Lane 
4249 N Watkins, Memphis

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Things To Do In Memphis: Independence Day 2019

by Melissa Thompson


Central Gardens 4th of July Parade

1400 block of Carr Ave. between Rozelle and Willett
10 a.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly

Join in a 30-plus year tradition of celebrating America in Midtown during the Central Gardens 4th of July parade. To be considered for the costume contest (for kids, pets, or vehicles) gather at the corner of Rozelle and Carr at 9 a.m. There will be hotdogs, popcorn, sno-cones and drinks for all.
 

Southaven July 4th Fireworks Celebration*
Snowden Grove Amphitheater
9 p.m., free

Head just across the state line to Southaven, Mississippi for the annual Independence Day celebration. Guests are welcome to bring picnics and coolers.
 

Germantown Fireworks Extravaganza*
Municipal Park
5 p.m.- 10:30 p.m., free

Head out to Municipal Park for your Germantown Fourth of July experience. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be moon bounces, games, live music and food trucks. Fireworks will begin around 9 p.m.
 

Graceland’s All-American July 4th Getaway
July 4 - 7, Tickets $25 for individual concert to $500 VIP package

Fourth of July fun for all ages, featuring Elvis, rock ‘n’ roll, fireworks, BBQ, movies and NASCAR.
 

20th Annual Celebrate Your Independence Fireworks & Festival*
Olive Branch City Park
6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., free

The annual Olive Branch Independence Day Celebration is a picnic-friendly party with fireworks at 9:15 p.m, plus live music from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., food, vendors, and a Kids Zone. Gates open 4 p.m. Arrive early, as the park has limited capacity.
 

Hernando Independence Day Fireworks*
Hernando Civic Center
6 p.m. – 10 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly

Head to Hernando Civic Center ball fields with your blankets and chairs for an evening of live music and fireworks after dark.
 

Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular*
Mud Island River Park
6 p.m., all ages/kid-friendly

Mud Island River Park will host a fireworks spectacular with free kids games and rides, live music, food, drinks and activities. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9.15 p.m.. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnics. 

By: memphistravel.com

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Things To Do In Memphis: Memphis Stars and Stripes 5K

by Melissa Thompson


Wed Jul 3rd 7:00pm - 9:30pm 

Memphis Botanic Garden  

THINGS TO EXPECT AT THE 2019 MEMPHIS STARS AND STRIPES 5K
- Awesome Live Music
- Great Summer Time Post Race Food
- Picnic setting for post race entertainment
- Final Race of the 2019 M-Town Series presented by University Clinical Health (Finishers get your Finisher Medals)

THE RACE WILL CELEBRATE THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND ITS READY SHELBY PROGRAM AND HONOR OUR LOCAL HEROES INCLUDING MILITARY, FIRE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND FIRST RESPONDERS.

This is the finale race in the M-Town Series presented by University Clinical Health

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Things To Do In Memphis: Cemetery Cinema

by Melissa Thompson


Elmwood's Cemetery Cinema offers visitors a chance to enjoy the beauty of the cemetery with a fun, unique film series. Cemetery Cinema takes place as the final light of the day washes away, and our show times are based on the setting of the sun. Films are projected onto the roof of the historic 1852 Cottage, a National Register Landmark since 1978.

All films are shown outdoors, so we encourage weather-appropriate attire. Guests should bring lawnchairs and coolers are welcome. Food truck wares and other libations are offered for sale.

A limited quantity of tickets are offered for sale for Cemetery Cinema events.

Elmwood Cemetery is excited to announce the following screening:

Friday, June 21st (rain date June 23rd), 8:45 pm - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Parking will take place outside of the cemetery on Dudley Street. Security will be made available on Dudley Street for the duration of these events.

Please note the following:

Cemetery Cinema admissions are non-refundable past the day before the event. These special events raise funds for the maintenance of the cemetery, and rain dates are chosen in advance of each showing. Admission will be only honored for the title for which admission was originally purchased.

Children ages 12 and younger are not permitted at Cemetery Cinema events. Parents, hire a sitter and enjoy a date night! Pets will not be admitted at Cemetery Cinema events.

Tickets are not issued for these events; your Event Brite receipt will act as your only receipt. Please print the receipt or save it on your phone. Your name will be on a list at the admission point.

Proceeds from Cemetery Cinema events support the maintenance of the cemetery grounds.

Generously sponsored by Gant Systems

By and photo credit: http://www.elmwoodcemetery.org/events/elmwood-cemetery-cinema/

Things To Do In Memphis: Craft Food and Wine Festival

by Melissa Thompson


A celebration of culinary delight! A festival of breads, cheeses, fruit preserves, cured meats, beverages, oils and more that are made by skilled craftworkers, known as food artisans.

The Festival will be held on June 23rd, 2019. The Festival is comprised of two Tasting Sessions. Each Tasting Session runs for 2 hours. Tasting Sessions start at 4:00PM and 6:30PM. You will be given a small tasting board and wine glass upon entry that will allow for samples to be placed on this board while food artisans and local restaurants describe the item being showcased. 

Tickets are available online. Tickets range from $60 - $115 + taxes and fees. 

What does your ticket include?
Your ticket price includes tastings of artisan breads, cheeses, fruit preserves, cured meats, oils and more paired with beer, wine and cider. Best of all -- Craft Food and Wine Festival benefits Church Health-- so you will be enjoying your favorite craft foods and beverages for a great cause!

We are doing our part to make a more sustainable Memphis by making our Event Zero Waste.

Columns at One Commerce Square
​40 South Main, Memphis, TN 38103
​901-552-4732

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Things To Do In Memphis: Fringe Festival

by Melissa Thompson


Voices of the South presents The Memphis FRINGE Festival - 50 Shows over TWO WEEKENDS!

June 7 – 9, 2019 & June 13 – 15, 2019

The McCoy Theatre on the Rhodes College Campus

Tickets: $10/Show OR $100 Festival Pass

The mission of Voices of the South as a theatre company is to create, produce, and perform unique theatre from diverse Southern perspectives.
 

DOWNLOADABLE SCHEDULE

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Things To Do In Memphis: Memphis Italian Festival

by Melissa Thompson

The Memphis Italian Festival demonstrates the values of family, faith and fellowship in the Italian-American tradition. The Memphis Italian Festival presents family-oriented fun in music, food, events, games, and more for the benefit of the children of Holy Rosary Parish School.
 
Details
Thursday, May 30, 2019
​Gates open 4:00 PM - Close at 11:00 PM
 
Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1st
Gates open 11:00 AM - Close at 11:00 PM
 
Musical lineups:
Thursday: Ben Abney & The Hurts, Ghost Town Blues Band
Friday: School of Rock, Land Divided, Riverside Drive, 5 O'Clock Shadow, Mighty Electric St. Jude Band, Trouble No More, Hope Clayburn & Soul Scrimmage
Saturday: Delta Paisanos, Devil Train, Ingram Hill
 
Competitions:
All events open to the public; register at memphisitalianfestival.com
Luigi 5K, Thursday May 30th, 7pm start time
Bocce Pallino Challenge, Saturday, June 1st
Cornhole Tournament, Saturday June 1st
MIF Volleyball Tournament, Saturday June 1st

$10 Admission
Kids 10 and under get in FREE!
​Active Military with ID gets in FREE!
Get your tickets here!

Marquette Park
4946 Alrose Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117
 
 

Things To Do In Memphis: Levitt Shell Summer Line-up 2019

by Melissa Thompson

Making a comeback for it’s 11th year in a row, the free Summer Orion Music Concert Series at the Levitt Shell is bringing together families, friends, food, and local and traveling musicians, all in the spirit of good vibes and good times.

 
Starting May 30th and running through July 21st, the 50+ free concert series will be in full swing, showcasing a variety of talented acts with sounds ranging from R&B and soul to folk, Americana, and more. That’s only half of it! This season, there will also be new features, such as a selection of lifestyle merch offered at the ShellShop, more food and beverage options in the ShellEats area, and multiple opportunities for community engagement. 
  • Where: Levitt Shell (1928 Poplar Ave.)
  • Time: All shows begin at 7:30PM
  • Cost: 100% free (ticketed shows excluded)
Lineup:
  • Thursday, May 30 — North Mississippi Allstars
  • Friday, May 31 — Revel in Dimes
  • Saturday, June 1 — River Whyless
  • Sunday, June 2 — Talibah Safiyah & Beale Street Flippers
  • Thursday, June 6 — Sam Lewis
  • Friday, June 7 — The Commonheart
  • Saturday, June 8 — Freddie McGregor
  • Sunday, June 9 — BoDeans
  • Thursday, June 13 — OSOG
  • Saturday, June 15 — Jenny & The Mexicats
  • Sunday, June 16 — Bluff City Backsliders Anniversary Show
  • Thursday, June 20 — Hayes Carll
  • Friday, June 21 Nicole Atkins
  • Saturday, June 22 — Ekpe & the African Jazz Ensemble
  • Sunday, June 23 — Los Colognes
  • Thursday, June 27 — Patriotic Pops
  • Friday, June 28 — Flor De Toloache
  • Saturday, June 29  — Stax Music Academy
  • Sunday, June 30 — Donna the Buffalo
  • Thursday, July 4 No Show (Holiday)
  • Friday, July 5 — Walden
  • Saturday, July 6 — Orquesta Akokan
  • Sunday, July 7 — The Petersen Brothers
  • Thursday, July 11 — Israel Nash
  • Friday, July 12 — The Marias
  • Saturday, July 13 — John Paul White
  • Sunday, July 14 — Los Coast
  • Thursday, July 18 — Black Joe Lewis
  • Friday, July 19 — New Breed Brass Band
  • Saturday, July 20 — The Slackers
  • Sunday, July 21 — Devon Gilfillian
We wouldn’t be able to enjoy all of these concerts without the incredible fundraising efforts from the Levitt Shell. I mean, 50 free shows is a lot and I know we’re all grateful. This year’s series will include two ticketed “Shell Yeah!” fundraising concerts with all proceeds going back towards providing more free music experiences for all to enjoy!
  • Friday, June 14 — Shell, YEAH! Robert Randolph & The Family band (ticketed show)
  • September 6th — TBA
Learn more about the performers and the schedule here.
Follow Levitt Shell on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for show updates.
If you can’t attend a show but want to support, shell out a few bucks for a donation here or check out the variety of volunteer opportunities.
 
By and photo credit: choose901.com
 

Things To Do In Memphis: Great America River Run

by Melissa Thompson


The Great American River Run is a half marathon and 5K race taking place in downtown Memphis on Memorial Day weekend. The half marathon course leads racers along the banks of the Mississippi River while 5K runners experience a route through downtown Memphis. The fun all culminates with a massive post-race party that includes food, drinks and live music.

Registration for the 2019 Great American River Run is open. Sign up for either the 5K or half marathon by clicking here.

The race will be held May 25, 2019 and the course will take participants along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River and through downtown Memphis, with live entertainment along the run route. The race culminates with post-race music, food, and beverages on the river bluff. Both races are designed for all levels – from elite athletes to the beginning runner.

  • Our post-race party is a great chance to savor downtown Memphis while you enjoy live music, beer and food! 
  • Every runner who finishes their race will receive a medal. 
  • Each registrant will be given a soft-style race shirt (pictured below)!
  • The half-marathon is scheduled to begin at 7 am CST, while the 5K will take off at 7:30 am CST.
  • Race maps for both races can be viewed here but please note that the 2019 routes has not been finalized and could look different.
  • Cash prizes are up for grabs at the 2019 race. Complete information will be listed soon.
  • This year's race expo will be held in downtown Memphis on Friday, May 24. Date and time TBD.

We can't wait to see you this Memorial Day weekend!

Lace up your running shoes, we'll see you at the #MIMGARR start line on May 25, 2019! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the details leading up to May.

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