Happy 901 Day! 60 Reasons To Love Memphis
Happy 901 Day, Memphis!
Today I have a special post. In the early days of I Love Memphis (circa 2010) one of the first series on the blog was a huge list of reasons to love Memphis.
I went way back in the archives and – using a combination of these old posts and newer posts – I’ve put together a sort of refreshed list. Some of the links may be a little old, but for the most part I didn’t include anything totally outdated.
We all know that we could probably make a list of 5,000 reasons to love Memphis, so keep in mind that this is just for fun and not in any particular order. There’s no point in getting miffed that your favorite thing isn’t on here; it was always meant to be a work in progress.
So, if you have an idea, tell me all about it in the comments! Let’s make the rest of this list together. (100 reasons? 200?)
2. Memphis music…just…all of it
4. Levitt Shell
6. Shelby Farms
9. Stax Academy
10. Goner Fest
13. Barbecue…all of it
17. Elmwood Cemetery
18. Memphis water
19. Rock For Love
22. the Greenline
23. Orange Mound
24. Caritas Village
25. The Bass Pro Pyramid
26. snow days
27. Artistik Lounge
29. volunteer radio
40. the riverfront
42. cheap parking
43. Tigers Basketball, for better or worse
47. All Heart. Grit. Grind. aka the Grizzlies
48. our ghosts
50. Summer Avenue
53. these 53 photos from the most Memphis weekend ever
56. Local beer
58. Memphis In May
59. AutoZone Park
60. 901 Day!
And that’s where the list ends. We have plenty of room to add to this list to make it 100 reasons. What would you add?
Ed. Note: Despite what the “author” setting says, many of the posts in these links were written by my predecessor and I Love Memphis founder (and 901 Day co-founder) Kerry Crawford. This post was updated in 2017.
I’m coming up on four years of blogging for I Love Memphis, and I hope I’ve done a good job of carrying on what she started while also growing and changing this blog to fit today’s Memphis. Thank you so much for hanging with me and continuing to read, follow, and interact with me. Here’s to many more years of Memphis-loving!