August festivities

By Tamara Walker

Thursday, August 5 is the next Cooper-Young Night Out. We are excited to have Darien Clea bringing her musical combination of indie, pop and folk to serenade us at the gazebo from 5:30-9pm. Darien and her addictively rhythmic songs take listeners on an emotion filled voyage through all territories, from whimsy to melancholy. With a growing presence in the Memphis music scene and a self-released EP under her belt, she is winning the heart of many music lovers. You can give her a listen at

Shopping and dining discounts at businesses throughout Cooper-Young start at 5pm. Browse one of our popular art or antique shops like the David Perry Smith Gallery, Gallery Fifty Six, Painted Planet, Market Central, or Memphis Waterworks, or paint your own 2×4 miniature free at ArtJAMn during the Night Out.

We have a number of specialty shops that offer wine and refreshments while you browse. Be sure to look for the latest trends at Stash-the Midtown Yarn Shop, Loudean’s, Goner Records, Worlds Apart, and Lux. At Lux receive 10 Lux bucks for every $100 purchase excluding tax. The Enchanted Florist offers a rose special and other half off bargains throughout the store. Be sure to bring a friend to Underground Art where piercings are buy one, get one half off.

Pass the time by people watching while you eat at one of our fabulous restaurants. Lou’s Pizza offers buy one, get one half off on all pizzas. It’s Family Night at Au Fond Farmtable, so bring the kids and your favorite bottle of wine. The Beauty Shop and Do Sushi have special appetizers and rolls made especially for the Night Out, so be sure to ask your server. It’s Happy Hour Margaritas at Café Ole, with a late night DJ starting at 9pm. Central BBQ’s nachos are half price along with specials on PBR beer and live music on the patio at 6pm. Bob and Susie Salley will be singing at Celtic Crossing, where you can get half off the Celtic Combo and discounts on beer. The Reef offers food and beverage discounts at the bar all night. At Soulfish and Young Avenue Deli, buy an adult entrée, get a child entrée free. Don’t forget Trivia fun at the Deli. Make a patio reservation at Grace, Tsunami, or Sweet Grass and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Afterwards, go for discount coffee drinks at Java Cabana and join locals for Open Mic Night. But whatever you do, have a great time in CY.


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