5 Things To Do in Memphis This Weekend: 6/13 – 6/15
Hello and Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend.
High Cotton taproom as of Thursday, June 12. It will be all finished by Saturday.
1. Levitt Shell Free Concert Series, Friday – Sunday, 7:30 p.m., nightly free, all ages
Bring your chairs, blankets, drinks, and food, and enjoy free concerts all weekend. This weekend is an extra special lineup, with The Dynamites Friday night, Rosanne Cash (daughter of Johnny Cash) on Saturday, and The Dunwells on Sunday.
2. Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race, Greenbelt Park, Saturday, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., free to watch, all ages
More than 500 people will dip their paddles into the Mississippi River for the June 14th race, which is one of the largest canoe and kayak races in the Southeast. Olympians, world champions and amateurs will compete for more than $15,000 in cash and prizes. Read about my trip kayaking on the Mississippi River here.
3. Splash + Splatter, Shelby Farms Park, Saturday and Sunday, $5 per person, all ages
Take the kids to Shelby Farms this weekend to stay cool with splash pads, sprinklers, slides, and sand castle sculpting. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday hours are noon – 5 p.m.
4. PurgeFest, Shangri-La Records (1916 Madison Ave.), Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., free to attend, all ages
If you like music, this one's for you. Thousands of LPs, 45s, 78s, and CDs for a $1 or less. There will be a free show from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. with The Sheiks, James and the Ultrasounds, The Switchblade Kid and Hartle Road and a food truck from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Be there.
5. High Cotton Taproom Opening Party, 598 Monroe Ave., Saturday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., free to enter, 21 to drink
Memphis brewery High Cotton will celebrate the grand opening of their Monroe Avenue taproom on Saturday, and you're invited. The Dead Soliders will play later in the evening, parking is on the street or in the lot next to Kudzu's, and the taproom is credit card only.
There are a ton more evnets on the calendar, or you can check out 25 Things To Do in Memphis this Summer post (which has a lot of ongoing events). Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast. Tag your pics #ilovememphis and they might show up on the blog.
Also, if you missed it – the June I Love Memphis Podcast is up! I interview Moziah Bridges, Memphis' youngest CEO and of creator Mo's Bows. Listen here.