Go to the Edge: MEMFix Is This Saturday

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 16th 2014 3919 0

For one day only, the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Monroe Avenue will transform into a bustling, lively neighborhood for MEMFix: Edge. Go there Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to check out tons of pop-up shops, live music, movies, jookin' performances, and of course, food.

blues i love memphis mural-edited
This is the I Love Memphis mural at 645 Marshall.

The Edge is a neighborhood just east of downtown Memphis, near the intersection of Marshall and Monroe. At MEMFix: Edge, you can watch films and performances at 656 Marshall and enjoy live music from Memphis musicians in three locations: Beer Garden Stage, Hyperlife Arts Stage, and Garden Path Studio. See the full schedule here.

The Memphis Grizzlies will host a jookin' competition, there will be a Wellness Lounge where health and fitness pros will give demonstrations and samples, plus there's a vintage car show across from High Cotton (the Edge District used to be all car dealerships in the 40s). Dozens of local vendors (arts, crafts, apparel, etc.) will have pop-up retail areas, and there will be food trucks, per usual. See the list of vendors here.

Edge District map
You can click on this image to see a larger version.

In case you're wondering, MEMFix is a one-day event that tries to show what a neighborhood could be like after more involvement and development. There are usually temporary improvements, like bike lanes, fresh coats of paint, and signage, plus pop-up shops and lots of art, food, music, and other interactive things that reflect the personality of the neighborhood.

MEMFix has already done events in Crosstown (nearly 10,000 people came out for that one, go here to see pictures), the University District, South Memphis. 

MEMFix will be free to attend (though you'll need money to shop and buy food) and is totally family-friendly. There will be some street parking in the area, or you can park in the lots you see above in the map (along Court Ave.) Biking and taking public transit is encouraged, too. There's even a bike valet near Kudzu's.

Go there:

MEMFix: Edge
Saturday, October 18
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
all ages and kid-friendly, free to attend

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  1. Tim C. Nicholson says:

    Dig it.

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