Here's one way to be sure that spring is coming to Memphis soon: the Peabody Hotel has released the first half of their 2013 rooftop party schedule.
The Peabody's rooftop parties have been a staple of Memphis' spring and summer social life since 1939. They're hugely popular – the rooftop can hold hundreds of people, and it's one of the best places to see the sunset over the Mississippi River.
Here's the music lineup for the first half of the rooftop party season:
April 11: The 17th Floor with special guest Carly Rae Jepsen ($15 cover)
April 18: DJ Mark Anderson’s MATV and the Kaleidophonix with special guest Hot Chelle Rae ($15 cover)
April 25: Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster
May 2: G3: The Garry Goin Group
May 9: Kevin & Bethany Paige
May 16: Party Planet
May 23: Gary Escoe’s Atomic Dance Machine
May 30: Kid Ego
June 6: Seeing Red
June 13: Almost Famous
June 20: The Millionaires
June 27: 5th Kind
The second half of the schedule will be announced later, but go ahead and plan on partying untill fall – this year, the hotel is adding four September and October rooftop parties, including one on Halloween.
Admission to most of the rooftop parties is $10, which includes one drink. Ladies, get there early – you get in free before 7 p.m. If you're planning to go to most of the parties, get a VIP season pass that gets you into all 23 parties, free valet parking, access to a special VIP food and drink area and access to a special elevator line (which doesn't seem like a big deal, but very much is when hundreds of people are trying to get to the roof all at once).
Every Thursday from April 11th – October 31
$10 cover ($15 on some nights) / ladies free before 7 p.m.