After your afternoon, head to Overton Square for a cocktail before dinner. Overton Square was once the happening place in the ’70s then fell on hard times. The area experienced a renaissance in 2014 and is more vibrant than ever. There are tons of choices for a good cocktail, but you can’t go wrong at Lafayette’s Music Room.Read More
News from Overton Square
Hopdoddy, an Austin, Texas-based burger bar, has filed a $700,000 building permit application with construction code officials for tenant improvements at its new location in Overton Square.
In March, property owners Loeb Properties Inc. announced the new restaurant would move into an expanded 3,500-square-foot site at 6 S. Cooper St. that previously was occupied by YoLo Frozen Yogurt & Gelato, with a tentative opening date this fall.
Founded in 2010, the popular burger chain primarily operates out of Texas, Arizona, California and Colorado. Memphis will be the restaurant’s first location east of the Mississippi River.Read More
Overton Square isn’t just a great destination: it’s a playground for public art and art installations.
In partnership with students at Memphis College of Art, Overton Square has created an art tour, where guests are self-guided throughout the entertainment district to discover all the beautiful, funny, interactive and surprising hidden artistic gems the space has to offer. All art installations in Overton Square were designed specifically for the space by local artists.
Find the art tour guide here to guide you through interesting sculptures like “Gyroscopic,” vibrant murals such as “Overton Square Redux,” and interactive displays like “Three Kings.”Read More
Looking for something to do in Memphis this week? Here are a bunch of events, including lots of live music.
Monday, July 17
– Amy Lavere & Will Sexton at Lafayette’s
Wednesday, July 19
– Jason D. Williams at Lafayette’s
With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.
You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive, but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead.Read More
This family-friendly celebration includes a concert from Mississippi’s 41st Army Band, Fire Museum of Memphis vintage fire trucks, local beers for sale. Bring your chairs and blankets, but leave the coolers at home.Read More
It wasn’t that long ago, maybe a decade, that most Mexican food you found in the states was some variation on a national chain doing nachos. Not anymore. Babalu Tacos & Tapas serves, obviously, tacos and tapas, as well as salads, tortas, table-side prepared guacamole. Oh, and the drinks are killer. There’s a patio that wraps around the building that is dog-friendly, but make sure you bring a leash.Read More
Enjoy the city with these free things to do in Memphis. Some are available for everyone, some are for TN or Shelby County residents only, and some are once a year, but all of them are tee-totally free of charge.Read More