Heart of Memphis festival coming to Tiger Lane March 30

Celebrate the city you call home  and experience what makes Memphis a great place to live, work and play with the Heart of Memphis celebration on Saturday, March 30 at Tiger Lane at the Liberty Bowl.

Engage with fellow citizens and forge new friendships as we celebrate a city of one Memphis, where together, we succeed. The Greater Memphis Chamber, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau and City of Memphis along with multiple civic organizations and business partners have collectively joined forces to create an event to showcase the best of Memphis. Free and open to the public, the Heart of Memphis celebration and will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a variety of activities including a farmer’s market, food truck rally, classic car displays and Mayor Wharton’s Easter egg roll on the Tiger Lane green with area children and mascots from local sports teams including Grizz of the Memphis Grizzlies, the Easter Bunny and Elvis are also expected to make an appearance.

Led by Memphis United, activities in The Creative Arts Building will feature an exhibition area where local groups and multicultural agencies can offer opportunities for long term engagement and to celebrate diversity. Live music presented on the Memphis Music Foundation Main Stage in partnership with the Memphis Music Commission will include performances by a diverse group of acts that include Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Tony Dickerson and the Essential Band, Yancy & Yancy, Deering & Down, Rice Drewry and Arvada – in addition to a special appearance by 8Ball and MJG.

HEART OF MEMPHIS EVENTS INCLUDE: – Mayor Wharton’s Easter egg roll with local kids and Memphis area sports mascots – Music from area artists presented by the Memphis Music Foundation & Memphis Music Comm. – Pop-up farmers market presented by the Memphis Farmers Market – Food truck rally presented by the Memphis Food Truckers Alliance – Multicultural & diversity awareness at the Creative Arts Building presented by Memphis United – Storytelling & book sale presented by Literacy Mid-South and Booksellers of Laurelwood – Community Extravaganza at the Kroc Center presented by the Salvation Army – Inflatable games presented by the Memphis Grizzlies- Classic car displays presented by Memphis area car clubs – Pastor Bryan Loritts & Rabbi Micah Greenstein deliver “Common Ground” addresses, speaking on the subjects of diversity and the celebrating Memphis with civic pride, presented by YWCA.

The entire Mid-South region is invited to participate in this free event that will show pride for a city known around the world for its music, food and innovative industries that collectively, move the world. A full line up of events, music performances and parking details can be found at heartofmemphis.com.

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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