Singers, magicians, and belly dancers entertain in CY

By Tamara Cook

Cooper-Young Night Out is coming on Thursday, August 4 from 5-9pm. Join us this month as we welcome the Side Street Steppers as they present vintage music, primarily from the 1920s and 30s. From classic blues to ragtime, Dixieland jazz to jug band, hillbilly to Hawaiian – if it was recorded on a shellac disk in the first half of the 20th Century, it is fair game for a Steppers performance! Guitars, banjos, ukuleles, kazoos, and washboards abound. The Steppers even make many of their own instruments, and they use no amplifiers. Come experience the music of Memphis from 100 years ago with the Side Street Steppers. Music begins at 6pm at the gazebo. In addition, entertainment from members of the LaVinnia London’s Cabaret cast will begin at 9pm featuring burlesque and fire performers, illusionists, comedians, belly dancers, and more. If you have a healthy appetite for mystery and a rich sense of humor, join us for this late night taste of the life of LaVinnia London!

You can catch more live musical performances in CY throughout the evening. At 6pm Bob and Susie Salley are singing on the Celtic Crossing patio. At Lou’s Pizza you can enjoy 2 for 1 domestic beer with a pizza purchase as well as live music with the Candy Company. Just down the street, join Java Cabana for open mic night and coffee specials. Nora and Hank are jazzing it up over at Central BBQ from 6-8pm where you can also get half-price BBQ nachos and beer specials. Join Sweet Grass Next Door for live music from 8-10pm featuring Scott Grimes and drink specials all night. Cortona has wine and beer specials at the bar and the best patio for enjoying the entertainment at the gazebo.

Other local businesses are serving up specials on food and shopping. Underground Art has buy one piercing, get one free so bring your friends. Café Ole has happy hour margaritas all night with DJ Lil Eggroll throwing tunes around at 9pm. Young Avenue Deli and Soul Fish Café have their buy one adult entrée get a free child entrée as well as Trivia Night at the Deli. Ask about Night Out specials on small plates and sushi offered at Beauty Shop and Do. Jasmine Thai has 10 percent off all take-out or dine in orders. Toad Hall Antiques pays the tax on all items purchased during Night Out while you enjoy free drinks and eats. Painted Planet has 50 percent off all gallery jewelry and live painting performances. David Perry Smith Gallery has new works of art by Andy Reed, Martica Griffin, Charlotte Terrell, and Greg Gustafson on display. Stop by for some fun at the Bubbly Beauty Happy Hour offered by Midtown Acupuncture and Barefoot Bride Boutique where Jessica and Joelle will be serving champagne and cupcakes along with cosmetic tips, spray tanning, Zerona demonstrations, discounted wedding and evening dresses, chair massages, and a Man’s Cave on the porch.

Bring it on. It’s summer in crazy, delightfully fun Cooper-Young!

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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