Cooper-Young Takes Center Stage: Historic neighborhood is the star of 29th annual street festival
Sep12

Cooper-Young Takes Center Stage: Historic neighborhood is the star of 29th annual street festival

Join us for the annual Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper-Young Festival on Saturday, September 17th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Cooper-Young Festival is a free, family-friendly, music, arts and crafts street festival which draws over 135,000 people to the 117-year-old historic Cooper-Young District for a day of music, art, shopping, people watching, and dining. The festival, now in its 29th year, is the city’s largest, single-day annual...

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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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Cooper-Young Festival Artist & Vendors Listings
Sep12

Cooper-Young Festival Artist & Vendors Listings

A001 Commercial Appeal Local newspaper sponsor A002 Lasik Vision Institute Local Lasik Vision sponsor A003, 04 Sweet Grass Restaurant A005, 06 Cooper Young Community Association Community group A007 House of Mews Non-profit cat sanctuary A008 Urban Indulgence Handmade Handmade bath and body products A009 Coliseum Coalition Mid-South Coliseum t-shirts A010 Rarefindslmtd Lamps, unique conversation piece A011 Jacqunique Designs &...

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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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Arts Briefs: Jay Etkin Gallery, Burke’s Books

• It is a busy month at Jay Etkin Gallery in Cooper-Young. The gallery at 942 S. Cooper — which recently underwent of its north-facing wall that provides the space with a more symmetrical, dramatic feel — is hosting an exhibit by painter Mary Long September 2nd through October 2nd. An opening reception will be held September 2nd from 6 to 9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment...

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