Save the Dates: Memphis Festivals 2017

Save the Dates: Memphis Festivals 2017

The Mid-South Book Festival is taking over Cooper Street for a literary street fair. Shop for books, mingle with authors, enjoy the kid’s tent, and visit the festival vendors in between panels. Food trucks will be on site, and the festival is mere steps from Overton Square. The festival will kick off on Wednesday, September 7th with a Literacy Summit (a conference for nonprofit employees, parents, grandparents, and teachers.) Other events include a Well Read Reception to kick off the weekend on Friday, the free Street Fair on Saturday, and the Mid-South Book Festival Writers Conference and Student Writers Conference on Sunday.

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The Weekender: September 30th – October 2nd

The Weekender: September 30th – October 2nd

With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a weekly post called The Weekender, 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. 

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Celebrity guests in works for Hall of Fame ceremony

Celebrity guests in works for Hall of Fame ceremony

This weekend, the genre will be given an even greater focus as the Memphis Blues Society presents the first Bona Fide Blues Festival. The fest, which features 28 different acts, will take place today and Saturday in and around Overton Square. The event will be dedicated to the recently departed Ruby Wilson, the "Queen of Beale Street."

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Bona Fide Blues Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

Bona Fide Blues Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

After a huge turnout last year, the Square is excited to welcome more fans and tourists coming to indulge in regional artists. The event will feature three stages: one at the Blue Monkey (paid, indoor), another at Lafayette’s (paid, indoor), and a third at the Overton Square Tower Courtyard (free outdoor show). The event will also host a VIP party at Bar Louie on Thursday, September 29th.

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