365 Things to Do in Memphis #145: Celebrate Memphis at 901 Fest
Updated May 2017
What do you get when you put together dozens of Memphis musicians, loads of delicious food, and local small businesses by the river at the end of Memphis in May’s monthlong festival?
Assignment #145 in the 365 Things To Do In Memphis is to celebrate Memphis at 901 Fest.
Started in 2016, 901 Fest is all about Memphis: music, food, great organizations, and more. It’s usually held on the final Saturday in May at Tom Lee Park.
The gates for 901 Fest open at 3 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. Expect live music going on at three stages all afternoon, plus arts performances, an air show, lots of vendors and booths (including I Love Memphis), and of course, loads of food from popular restaurants and food trucks.
Tickets are $9 online in advance or $10 at the gate. Unlike other Memphis In May events, kids 6 and under can get in for free. The event is definitely family-oriented, though as always parents should check out the individual bands before you take the little ones up to the front row.
In 2017, music headliners include The Band CAMINO, Star & Micey, Da Mafia 6ix, and John Paul Keith. Food vendors include Muddy’s, Say Cheese food truck, Sushi Jimmi food truck, and many more. See the full music, food, and vendor lineups here.
The other event that finishes out Memphis in May is the Great American River Run half marathon and 5K, which takes place the day after 901 Fest aka the final Sunday in May. Get more info on the run and after-party here.
Tom Lee Park
May 27, 2017
3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$9 advance/$10 at the door
Ed. Note: The original #145, published in 2012, was to play the Battle Zone game at Golf & Games on Summer Avenue. Battle Zone is no longer there, so we have a new #145!