Let's Get Together! Your 2019 Guide to the Mid-South's Fairs & Festivals

Let's Get Together! Your 2019 Guide to the Mid-South's Fairs & Festivals

Overton Square Crawfish Festival

The crawfish, the crawdad, the humble mudbug has many names, but it's something of a universal signifier of spring. Once the tents go up, the band strikes up, and the freshwater crustaceans get boiled, then spring has sprung in the South. This year, Midtown's annual crawfish festival benefits A Betor Way foundation.

Overton Square, April 13th, noon-6 p.m. www.overtonsquare.com.

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Sounds Flowering Around Town: Some Early Music Series For The Week Ahead

Sounds Flowering Around Town: Some Early Music Series For The Week Ahead

The Spring Music Series at Overton Square: Setting up in the tiny Chimes Square, live local bands make the intersection of Madison and Cooper ring with harmonies, adding their sounds to those already wafting out from the surrounding clubs. This year's performers will include:

  • Saturday, April 6, 7 - 9 p.m. - Josh Waddell

  • Sunday, April 14, 5 - 7 p.m. - Andrew Best Music and Confetti Park

  • Saturday, April 20, 7 - 9 p.m. - The City Fathers

  • Saturday, May 11, 7 - 9 p.m. - Abbye West Pates

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Crawfish festivals in the Bluff City

Crawfish festivals in the Bluff City

It’s that time of year again. Crawfish season is in full swing, and there are two great festivals next month that feature “crawlers” as the main draw.

The Overton Square Memphis Crawfish Festival on April 13 will have art, music and a million pounds of crawfish. The event benefits A Betor Way, a nonprofit that assists those suffering from addiction.

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Memphis Grammy winners celebrate at Lafayette’s

Memphis Grammy winners celebrate at Lafayette’s

Memphis Grammy winners celebrate at Lafayette’s

By WMCActionNews5.com Staff | March 12, 2019 at 6:27 PM CDT - Updated March 12 at 6:40 PM

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Who’s Who in Memphis Music converged in Overton Square on Tuesday to celebrate their Grammy wins.

The Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy celebrated Mid-South Grammy nominees and winners at Lafayette's.

The talented musicians took part in a photo op before the ceremony.

We caught up with Grammy winner "Dr. Dave" Evans who won for the box set "Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris,” and Grammy nominee Victor Wainwright and The Train, nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

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Whiskey Warmer Coming at You!

Whiskey Warmer Coming at You!

The Flyer's Whiskey Warmer will be held Friday, March 22nd at Overton Square, from 6 to 9 p.m.

This whiskey-centric event is ideal for whiskey newbies and connoisseurs alike. With some 40 varieties to sample, guests can hone in on the whiskey that really suits them. Representatives from the brands will be on hand to discuss their products. 

Ticket holders get a card for 15 whiskey tastings. Tickets are $39 and must be purchased in advance. 

There will be bluegrass music from Graber Grass and food from the Second Line, that white-hot food truck Cousins Maine Lobster, and Laura's Kitchen. 

Some of the brands featured at the event include George Dickel, Crown Royal, Bird Dog, Four Roses, Russell's Reserve, Louisa's Liqueur, and Southern Comfort. Memphis' Old Dominick will be there as well. 

Proceeds benefit Volunteer Memphis. 

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Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for March 1 to 7

Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for March 1 to 7

Sunday

Everyone's favorite British Invasion-loving band Jeffrey and the Pacemakers return to Overton Square for a concert Sunday afternoon. The group will be playing the best of the Beatles, Stones and more at Lafayette's Music Room this Sunday starting at 4 p.m.

Lafayette's is located at 2119 Madison Ave. For more information go to lafayettes.com/memphis.

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