Local music is the drum beat of Cooper-Young Festival
Sep12

Local music is the drum beat of Cooper-Young Festival

The Cooper-Young Festival is all about the unique art finds and the sounds of local music. With 20 musical acts this year, there is something for everyone! The Main Stage, located in front of Young Avenue Deli,  kicks off at 11:15 am with the Latin and Cuban folk of Los Cantadores before new pop sensation Brennan Villines. Detective Bureau, a top local jazz fusion collective is next, followed seamlessly by the international funk of...

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Levitt Shell fall season kicks off Labor Day weekend
Sep01

Levitt Shell fall season kicks off Labor Day weekend

The newly renovated Levitt Shell in Overton Park kicks off the fall portion of its annual free concert season Labor Day weekend. The season kicks off September 3rd with historic radio station WLOK’s annual Stone Soul Picnic. Now in its 42 year, the day-long family festival features more than 20 area soul and gospel acts. Then on September 4th, Rock For Love, an annual fundraiser for Memphis’ Church Health Center, returns to the Shell...

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Music & Heritage fest fills downtown with Southern culture over Labor Day weekend
Sep01

Music & Heritage fest fills downtown with Southern culture over Labor Day weekend

This month, the Center for Southern Folklore in downtown Memphis will transform two blocks of Main Street into a living, breathing, creative display of the arts, music, and heritage of the Memphis and the Delta Region. Founded in 1972, the Center for Southern Folklore is a nonprofit organization that documents and presents the music, culture, arts, and rhythms of the South. The center’s annual Memphis Music & Heritage Festival...

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Deejays spin in gazebo

WQOX 88.5FM’s House In The MidSouth (HITM) deejays will be playing music at the Cooper-Young Gazebo on Saturday, April 2nd and Saturday, April 9th.  The music begins at 7 p.m. at the historic corner of Cooper and Young. Come out and enjoy a mix of dance, disco, and house music and meet the HITM DJs. 88.5 FM brings music that appeals to the whole family. House in the MidSouth can be heard every Friday night from 10 p.m. to midnight and...

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Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young  Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved
Mar02

Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved

By Kim Halyak Whether you’re a longtime resident of Cooper-Young or new to the neighborhood, there are many groups and organizations that welcome your membership, ideas, and participation. Resolve to get more involved in your community while actively pursuing your passions. Key: (FB=Facebook page; ND= Nextdoor event; MU=Meet-up Memphis, join through http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/tn/memphis/. (Call ahead to confirm meeting)....

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CYBA kicks off holidays at December 3 event

Celebrate the holidays in the Cooper-Young Historic District on December 3rd 5:30-6:30 p.m. Local businesses will be lighting up their windows and outdoor displays for the annual Cooper Young “Unwrapped” contest hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association. Our special guest judge this year is Shelby County Commissioner Reginald Milton. Milton will be making the final decision at 6:15 p.m. with prize presentation afterward. At the...

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