Cooper-Young Night Out/Festival Kickoff Poster Party Aug. 1

Screamin Eagle will play Night Out Aug. 1.

Screamin Eagle will headline this month’s Cooper-Young First Thursday Night Out, Aug. 1 from 6-9 p.m.

Screamin Eagle is an American singer-songwriter currently living in Memphis. He claims he was in a ragtime marimba band, that he’s traveled the Delta by train, and has taken drum lessons from more than one of Ray Charles’ drummers. He lists two of his musical goals as working with Australian singer-songwriter, Kimbra, and singing the National Anthem at the Daytona 500.

Screamin Eagle has shared the stage with David Bazan of Pedro the Lion, indie legend Dave Dondero, and Memphis’ own Valerie June. Most recently he recorded an album at Ardent Studios with Delta-blues relic, Zeke Johnson. The album, titled “Old & Young” is due out Aug. 13.

The Cooper-Young Festival, presented by Evolve Bank and Trust, is a little more than a month away and the neighborhood is invited to a CY Festival Kickoff/Poster Party from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 1 with this year’s festival poster artist, Lurlynn Franklin, at Haizlip Studio located at 2125 Central Ave. There will be live music, refreshments and wine/beer bars, plus a look at this year’s Poster Art as well as the posters from the last 25 years.

Everyone is invited to join us for a Kickoff Party / Poster Unveiling on Thursday, August 1at Haizlip Studio located at 2125 Central Avenue from 6 – 8 pm.  We will be celebrating this year’s Cooper Young Festival presented by Evolve Bank & Trust as well as our Poster Artist, Lurlynn Franklin.

Lurlynn Franklin is a Memphis native, who received her Masters in Arts Education and MFA in Painting from Memphis College of Art, and teaches at Whitney Achievement Elementary School for the Achievement School District. Her vibrant, multi-patterned compositions often belie a satirical message, turning a critical eye on the social structures of her surroundings. Her work as a visual artist and an art educator has received many recognitions and awards from various groups: Citizens For Better Service (2012 Teacher Of The Year Award), Women for Provocative Arts (2013 Documentary), Arts Memphis TV (2010 Documentary),  Dixon Myers Gallery (2013 Mini-Documentary), Memphis Magazine (2013 featured profile).   In 2000, Lurlynn was commissioned to paint the Memphis in May Festival Poster  and was contracted by Urban Arts and Armstrong Flooring to Design the interior floor mural for the rotunda the Downtown Elementary School. She is a published poet and playwright, with a collection of her paintings and poetic essays, entitled Fabled Truths, due to be published in the fall of 2013.

All the past 25 years of CY Festival posters will be on display for viewing.  Come mingle with some of the best artists in Memphis. Enjoy refreshments, cocktails and live music by Standby for Mars and their beautiful singer, Rue.  Everyone is welcome to come celebrate the party of the summer!

Thank you to our sponsors for making this year’s Festival possible.  The 2013 Cooper Young Festival presented by Evolve Bank and Trust sponsors are Miller Time, The Commercial Appeal, Yarnell’s Ice Cream, Memphis Grizzlies, Gossett Motor Cars, Langford Market, Southland Park Gaming & Racing, CVS, School of Rock, More Than Words, Woodland Tree Service, Toof Commercial Printing, Methodist Healthcare, 96X, Q107.5, Sports56, Hot 107.1, Delta Ice Services and ProShow Systems.


Kindred Spirit Style will have a DJ in the courtyard and will be serving watermelon and fresh fruit to all the shoppers, and shoppers who bring a friend get $10 off any handbag in stock. Get reservations at The Polish Bottle for the Martini and Manicure party going on there starting at 4 p.m.

Allie Cat Arts has an eclectic group of art by over 70 local artists. There is a Sip and Shop from 5-8 p.m. at Me & Mrs. Jones located at 889 South Cooper. Loudean’s has discounts on their summer FLAX.  Langford Market has some really awesome deals going on in preparation for Tax Free Weekend.

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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