2017 Liberty Bowl Quick Guide To Memphis

2017 Liberty Bowl Quick Guide To Memphis

Are you an Iowa State fan traveling to Memphis for the 59th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl? Or an out of town Tigers fan coming home for the game? This post has most everything you need to know about where to stay and what to do in Memphis. I promise, I really did try to keep it as short and sweet as possible…

You can also check out the Memphis Cheat Sheet that has some of the same info, but with more descriptions and insider tips.

Also, Sports Illustrated ranks this year’s Liberty Bowl #2 on its list of most entertaining bowl games. Boom.

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Places Open In Memphis On New Year’s Day 2018

Places Open In Memphis On New Year’s Day 2018

We are almost to 2018! Here’s a running list of places open on New Year’s Day. Some of these might have special brunch, some might just be open like usual.

Call ahead if you have questions and make reservations whenever possible! (Really, do this.)

If you know of another place that will be open or have a special event or brunch, please leave the info in the comments section. This is definitely a work in progress. For a list of New Year’s Eve events, click here.

– Lafayette’s (open regular hours for a ticketed event, details TBA)

– Zebra Lounge (7 p.m. – 2 a.m.)

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Memphis New Year’s Eve Events 2018

Memphis New Year’s Eve Events 2018

NYE 2018 at Lafayette’s Music Room, Dec. 31, 6 p.m., $25 – $150, 21 and up
Lafayette’s in Overton Square will be busy on New Year’s, with two party bands Pearl and Almost Famous, plus a midnight champagne toast and party favors. VIP tickets get you limited butler passed hors d’oeuvres and “Vegas-style” reserved seating, which I just had to Google.

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Your Guide to a Rockin' New Years Eve in Memphis

By day, pretty-as-a-picture Overton Square is where you take the kids for pizza or burgers, load up on candy at Sweet Noshings and play cornhole in the courtyard. Where you shop clothing boutiques and snap selfies with public art. By night, the scene shifts: couples and friends take over restaurant patios, sharing tapas and drinks. Live music pours out of Lafayette’s Music Roomand Zebra Lounge. This is the vibe come New Year’s Eve, when you can catch Memphis musicians in concert and the countdown craze outside, then take the party inside the Square’s restaurants, bars and music venues.  

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Babalu hosting pop-up shop for cancer patient

Babalu hosting pop-up shop for cancer patient

This week, a local restaurant is helping to raise money for a Memphis cancer patient. 

In 2015, 12-year-old Micah was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that often occurs in and around the bones.

Doctors quickly removed Micah's femur and put in a titanium rod.

This Wednesday, Babalu in Overton Square will host Micah's Taco Shop.

Babalu will donate $1 from every taco sold to help Micah’s family pay for his ongoing medical costs.

If you’re unable to stop by, you can also donate to his GoFundMe page.

For more information, click here.

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      Today, December 6th, Babalu becomes Micah’s Taco Shop and $1 from every taco sold at the Overton Square and East Memphis locations will go to help with Micah’s ongoing medical expenses. The Winkles were nominated for Babalu’s pop-up fundraiser by another family they’d met at St. Jude that got to participate a couple of years ago.  Micah will be at the Overton Square location to help take orders during lunch, and will be at the East Memphis location for dinner. Check out his time behind the scenes at the restaurant including the making of his signature taco.   See the full post at Choose901.

Today, December 6th, Babalu becomes Micah’s Taco Shop and $1 from every taco sold at the Overton Square and East Memphis locations will go to help with Micah’s ongoing medical expenses. The Winkles were nominated for Babalu’s pop-up fundraiser by another family they’d met at St. Jude that got to participate a couple of years ago.

Micah will be at the Overton Square location to help take orders during lunch, and will be at the East Memphis location for dinner. Check out his time behind the scenes at the restaurant including the making of his signature taco.

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The Memphis Weekender: December 1 – 3

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. 

Friday, December 1

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5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/1 – 12/3

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/1 – 12/3

Happy Friday and welcome to December, Memphis! This weekend is jam-packed with holiday events (including a bunch of parades), shows, sports, and of course, the St. Jude Marathon! Don’t forget that many roads will be closed or partially closed on Saturday.

Here are my five picks for the top things to do this weekend in Memphis, plus some extras.

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Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis: December 1st-3rd

Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis: December 1st-3rd

There are lots of opportunities this season to get the warm-and-fuzzies at tree lightings. I suggest getting those warm-and-fuzzies this Friday with Le Bonheur patients as they light the tree in the Tower Courtyard at Overton Square with Magic Light Wands. Keep them going with Santa photos, holiday carols, Christmas crafts, cookies, hot chocolate, Le Bonheur Ornament Shop, and more.

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Listen Up December! 10 Live Music Shows In Memphis

Listen Up December! 10 Live Music Shows In Memphis

Celebrate the holidays with local and international artists sharing their music with Memphis this month. The music will keep you warmer than your couch-side fire.

6. Kyndle & Adam, Lafayette’s Music Room, Tuesday December 19th, free, show at 5:30 p.m., all ages

Join local singer-songwriter duo Kyndle & Adam for a night of stripped back covers and originals. Lafayette’s laid back atmosphere will only enhance Kyndle’s silky voice and Adam’s strummy accompaniment.

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