5 Reasons To Celebrate 901 Day at Exposure
Updated for 2017
This year, I Love Memphis is getting in on the 901 Day action in an official event capacity. I’m working with New Memphis Institute for a big to-do we’re calling “Exposure”.
It’s Friday September 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Here are 5 reasons you should make plans to be there.
1. It’s free to go and there are free cupcakes.
It doesn’t cost you anything to attend Exposure on 901 Day, and there are free samples (while supplies last) including Muddy’s cupcake samples.
2. It’s going to be huge.
(TL;DR: A ton of Memphis entities – from sports to activities to breweries to local biz to non-profits – will be set up with free stuff and chances to learn more about those organizations.)
There’s a whole big list of the more than 150 organizations, but think: Grizz Grannies and Grandpas, local breweries with beer samples, University of Memphis Tigers Athletics folks, activities like escape rooms, canoe clubs, yoga studios, cultural institutions like the Stax Museum and Pink Palace, ways to give back like Volunteer Odyssey, and tons more. A lot of these groups will have swag to give away or fun things to do.
Plus, the I Love Memphis mobile mural will be there.
3. Celebrity Kickball Game
Have you heard the rumor that Grizz and Rockey the Redbird are in an epic feud?** A feud that can only be settled by a zany Kickball Game on 901 Day? A game where our city’s two mascots will be team captains and pick between celebrity players like Al Kapone, Eric Hasseltine, Kelly English, and Paula Raiford.
Because that’s a thing that’s happening at Exposure on 901 Day. You can cheer for your favorite local celebs in the stands while you enjoy a frosty brew and some food (both of which will be for sale).
**This is a total fabrication.
4. Full Lineup of Entertainment
The stage will be hopping all night, with the Beale Street Flippers, Unapologetic, The Grizz Drumline, Tribal City Bellydance, Memphis Roller Derby, Cazateatro, and New Ballet Ensemble.
Opera Memphis will even kick off their 30 Days of Opera with a very Memphis opera performance.
5. Surround yourself with fellow Memphis lovers.
Last year, thousands of Memphians filled the stadium at Exposure, and the feeling was electric. It was encouraging, inspiring, enlightening, and fun. The world is full of enough negativity and naysayers right now and if you’re like me, you’ll appreciate being surrounded by people who care more about uplifting and coming together than shaking their fists at the sky.
I believe that Exposure on 901 Day and other 901 Day events (it is a grassroots holiday, after all) is a chance to do just that. RSVPs aren’t required, but they help with planning. You can RSVP here. Go Memphis!
Exposure on 901 Day
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Also a big shout-out to Independent Bank, a bank that – like Memphians – is independent-minded and not afraid to do things a little differently.