5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 9/28 – 9/30

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 28th 2012 798 0

Happy Friday! Here's a short guide to the five events you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend:

1. Gonerfest 9, Hi-Tone / Buccaneer / Murphy's, Friday – Sunday, $60 festival pass, individual shows $5 – $20

Goner Records, Memphis, Tenn.

See the bands! Smell the smells! Drink the beer! Gonerfest is returning to Memphis for the ninth year. The festival, which is hosted by Goner Records, features punk, indie and garage rock bands from around the world. Don't miss the Oblivians, Nobunny, Jack of Heart and the River City Tanlines.

2. Mid-South Pyrate Faire, Mud Island River Park, Sept. 28 – 30, price TBA

Ahoy, mateys – the Mid-South Pyrate Faire is returning to Mud Island on Sept. 28 – 30. Expect lots of family friendly swashbucking good times – costume contests, a pirate ship, the Pyrate's Ball, fire dancing, live music, arts and crafts, vendors and the return of the sea shanty sing along.

3. Rock'n'Romp, Mid-South Maze (Agricenter), Saturday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., kids free / adults $5

Rock'n'Romp September

This weekend's Rock'n'Romp has one of the best locations of any of their monthly concerts. It's at the Mid-South Maze, the giant corn maze at the Agricenter. Starkillers, The Merry Mobile and Chris Milam will play and there will be food from Whole Foods and Central Barbecue. Plan a little extra time to go through the maze before or after the concert.

4. LuvMud / LuvGlo, Saturday, Shelby Farms, all day, $10 (to watch LuvGlo), $25 – $180 to race

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This year, LuvMud (Memphis' semi-annual costumed team mud race) is getting a new component. LuvGlo has the same premise as LuvMud (teams of costumed people run a 5k through Shelby Farms), but instead of running through the mud, LuvGlo participants will run through the dark, decorated with glow paint, LED lights, etc. LuvMud starts at noon, LuvGlo starts at 6 p.m.

5. LeMoyne Owen College Presents: Step Show Spectactular, Levitt Shell, Sunday, 6 p.m., Free

On Sunday, members of LeMoyne Owen's fraternities and sororities will perform step routines in a free show at the Levitt Shell. Bring a picnic, blanket and a handful of friends and prepare to be amazed.

If none of these events keep your skillet good and greasy, check the calendar for a ton more. Whatever you're doing this weekend, I hope you have an amazing time.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Len Pipkin says:

    Hola… And now for an event sans mention on this particular list. Did you attend the Ice Cream social, Saterday, at Auto-Zone Park?? I believe I saw you from one of the press boxes. Great minds DO think alike 😉

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