Tuesday News Update: A Weekend Preview, A Grizz Giveaway, and Your Photos

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 18th 2015 6087 0

Happy Wednesday, Memphis! Here’s a quick news update, a chance to win the latest Grizz Essentials box (giveaway ended, congrats to Susanne!) and your photos tagged #ilovememphis.

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– This Saturday is a chance to build some community and give some feedback on our city, with the U of M’s Design Collaborative hosting an event called “Let’s Stay Together” featuring panels, open discussions (not lectures), plus some musical performances and refreshments. Read more here.

– This Saturday is going to be a big one for the Brooks Museum/Overton Park area. The Brooks will host a Chalkfest Block Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Literacy Mid-South will host a reading flash mob from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Overton Park, and  there’s a volunteer clean up day for the Overton Park.

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Example of pieces on sale at Cosmic Trunk Show. Photo courtesy of Tennessee Craft Southwest.

– This Saturday is Cosmic Trunk Show day at the Metal Museum: artisans selling jewelry, housewares, and sculpture, cosmos at the cash bar and Stick ’em Food Truck, plus free admission to the Museum and grounds. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

– A study by Cush and Wakefield (published in the Wall Street Journal) says that Memphis is one of the top places for millennials “right live/work/play environment”. Horray!

– Thrillist published a list of 15 BBQ Joints in Memphis. Warning: Do not read if you are hungry.

– Sad news: Savannah, a lioness at the Memphis Zoo, passed away after an illness last week.

– The Mississippi RiverKings made it to the minor league hockey playoffs for the ninth consecutive season with a 3-1 defeat over the Fayetteville FireAntz. You can check out the team in home games this weekend.

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The Contest: (giveaway ended, congrats to Susanne!)

If you want to win this month’s Grizz Essentials box (pictured above) which contains a signed painting, an awesome knit scarf, a vintage Grizz sticker, a koozie, and a digital art download (my box that I’m giving away has this already printed out for you!) then leave me a comment on this post telling me that you want it before 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. I’ll announce a random winner then.

If you want to order this month’s Grizz Essentials, you can use code ILOVEMEMPHIS at checkout for a discount. Read more about Grizz Essentials here.

Here are your photos tagged #ilovememphis! Be sure to use the tag and your photos could appear on the blog.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Whitney says:

    I would love the grizz essentials box!  Love the koozie! 

  2. Henry Evetts says:

    I'd love to get that Grizz Essentials box!

  3. Nick says:

    I want NEED the Grizz Essentials box!!!

  4. Idris Mimms says:

    #ilovememphis I want to win the Grizz Essentials box.. #foodtruckdreams

  5. Emily Melonas says:

    I want the Grizz swag, pretty please!

  6. I would love that awesome box. Thanks for the contest

  7. Steven DuVal says:

    I love reading your blog and post on Facebook/ twitter. I also love visiting Memphis and I would love to win the Grizz Essentials Box. 

  8. Whitney Wiliams says:

    I would love to win the grizz esstenials box, that scarf!!!

  9. Laura Hughes says:

    Awesome! Would love the Grizz Essentials box!!

  10. erin says:

    I want it!!!

  11. Lindsey Wilkerson says:

    Love, love the Grizz Essentials box!

  12. CarlyWill says:

    Pick me!

  13. David says:

    Great job as always and I want me some Grizz swag.

  14. Tyler says:

    Holly, I need that Grizz box. It would make an awesome birthday present for my Mom.

  15. Hana Meskovic says:

    I want a grizz box!! Love this blog!!

  16. Sheryl Shelton says:

    OOoohhhh! I want it, I want it, I want it (in my best toddler-tantrum voice.) That scarf is too awesome!

  17. Christie says:

    I would love the box

  18. adriene says:

    I want it 🙂

  19. Cynthia says:

    I would like to win the Grizz Essentials Box!




  20. Kayleigh Harris says:

    I would LOVE to win your Grizz essentials giveaway! I moved to Memphis from Florida a year ago and I cant believe how much I love this city!!! Thank you for creating such a great blog that showcases all the amazing things this city has to offer, you're awesome!!! Go Grizz!!

    -Kayleigh Harris 

  21. Micah says:

    That Grizz Essentials box looks so fly! I definitely want to win it!

  22. Brooke says:

    Yo! I want to win the Grizz Gear!

  23. William Parsons says:

    That grizz scarf would go great with my tigers scarf!! I want it

  24. Cathy says:

    I want that Grizz box!!!

  25. Teresa reasons says:

    i want this plz!!!

  26. Amanda says:

    I NEED the Grizz Essentials Box like the Grizz NEED a win in Dallas on Friday!  The only thing that would make me happier is one of Z Bo's sweaty headbands. I love Memphis and I love my Grizzlies! 

  27. wallis says:

    i would LOVE the grizz essentials box 🙂

  28. Ann C says:

    Love reading your posts! Give me the grizz gear box! 🙂 

  29. Andrea Barrach says:

    I hope this is the right place to post this!  My son Daniel is the biggest Grizzlie fan I know.  He's away at college and unable to get the giveaways which stresses him out like you wouldn't believe!  I hope you pick me so I can surprise him with this box of goodies!!

    Thank you!

  30. Sarah M says:

    Would love the Grizz Gear!  Also, thanks for the heads up on the Metal Museum.  I have been wanting to go with the family forever 🙂

  31. Eileen Hatfield says:

    I just moved to memphis and I'm excited about being here, and would love some Grizz gear!

  32. Susan Mascolino says:

    Pick me! Love the scarf!  

  33. WB says:

    I want this grizz box! 

  34. Reid says:

    I want the Grizz gear! Grit Grind!

  35. Kim B says:

    I Want it!!!

  36. Abby says:

    I am a HUGE I love Mmephis and Grizzlies fan.  It would be absolutely amazing if I won that box.  I want it please!

  37. Andrew Bell says:

    Super Grizz fan here who wants the Grizz gear.

  38. Mario oliver says:

    I would very much like the grizz box please! 

  39. Brad says:

    I want the Grizz Essentials box.

  40. Nick Black says:

    I want to wear that scarf at my shows next winter. I'll show off my pride to the rest of the world!


    Nick Black

  41. Samantha Le Vine says:

    My son, alex, lives and breathes basketball! He would just love to own some grizzlies gear! He is a big fan, just went to their game the other night. Thanks for such an awesome blog!

  42. Brad McCormick says:

    I would love to win the Grizz box please.



  43. Chandler says:

    Fingers crossed for the Grizz Essentials! Grit Grind!

  44. Tiffany says:

    I WANT IT… BAD!! =) =) =)

  45. Sarah says:

    I want the Grizz box! #GrizzNation #GritNGrind

  46. Lauren Oxenford says:

    I want the Grizz gear!

  47. Sarah Pospisil says:

    I would love the Grizzlies Essential Box!!!!

  48. Becky says:

    I want the Grizz Box!

  49. lisa mcfarland says:

    I would love to win this – love the scarf

  50. Blair lynch says:

    I totally love the grizz box and super want it in the giveaway. Thanks!! 

  51. I would LOVE to win the Grizz Essentials for this month!

  52. Jesse says:

    I’d love to be in the running for the grizz essentials box!

  53. Terrani says:

    I want to win the Grizz box!

  54. Dotter says:

    Love your work as always! I recently moved and I check your site daily to help me feel like I'm still connected to the city I love.  Please put my name in the hat for the Grizz Essentials box which looks even more amazing than the first!

  55. jason says:

    Yeah! Awesome giveaway! I would love to win that! Thanks

  56. Jason says:


    I'm writing to enter the Grizz Essentials box contest.

    I think I should win, maybe I'm just bias, but here's why:

    1. I'm moving my family to Memphis (from Chicago) to start a new career opportunity and we have been using your website as a great resource to familiarize ourselves with the city and get excited about all that it has to offer.

    2.  We have really been pumping up the Grizz to our young son.  And although he's just a young lad of 2 we've been adding terms like grit, and grind to his vocabulary and getting him excited to go to Grizz games.

    3.  So in summary, Grizz Essential Box = Great Welcome Gift for us.

    4.  But even if we don't win.  Keep up the great work on the website.  It's been a phenomenal tool for us.  We come down next weekend to look for a home.




  57. VERONICA JONES says:

    Would love to win the box this month! 

  58. Shane Kinder says:

    I want, wait… need the Grizz essentials please.

  59. Renee Armstrong says:

    OOOOO……..The Armstrong Family wants the box!!!!  🙂

  60. Lisa Chou says:

    I would love to win that Grizz box! I can also pick it up before 2:00 on Thursday. just let me know where! Go Grizz Nation! GNG!

  61. Krista says:

    I want the Grizz Essentials box!

  62. Carrie Fletcher says:

    I would love to have the Grizz box!  I love your blog, btw, thank you for letting us know what is going on.  I didn't know about the event at the metal museum,  and now I plan to go.

  63. Sarah says:

    I want the Grizz box!

  64. Jordan says:

    I would LOVE a Grizz Box!

  65. Mollie says:

    I would LOVE the Grizz gear box! I am going to the game April 4th. Can’t wait! 🙂

  66. Jeff W says:

    Most definitely want that grizz gear! 


  67. Brian Martinelli says:

    Hells yeah, I'll take your Grizz box!

  68. Amy Stanfill says:

    Pick me for the giveaway! I'm a first time commenter. 

  69. Maddy Haddock says:

    Taking a box of Grizzlies love back to school in Knoxville would make me the happiest Memphian in this great city.

  70. Jennifer Williams says:

    I would love the Grizz box giveaway so I can surprise my husband with it! 

  71. Penny Molzahn says:

    I want it!

  72. Brenda says:

    Count me in for the Grizz box!

  73. Chris says:

    Hi Holly,

    I would like that awesome Grizz Essentials box!!

  74. Margaret says:

    Great giveaway, awesome box!

  75. Laura Haddock says:

    I really, really, really want that Grizz essentials box! Really!!

  76. Andria says:

    Hellzz yeah I want that Grizz pack!

  77. Jenifer Cox says:

    I would like to win this box for my best friend. She is a Memphis native and a Grizzlies fan. She would love this!

  78. Myron says:

    I would LLL-OOO-VVV-EEE the Grizz Essentials Box!!!!!  Pick me please!! 🙂

  79. Crystal says:

    This month's Grizz Essentials box is awesome!  Please enter my name into the contest!!!

  80. Rachael Osteen says:

    I want it!! 🙂 

  81. Daniela Prieto says:

    I will love to win the Grizz Essentials box,love my grizz.

  82.  I want to win the grizz box 🙂

  83. Lindsey says:

    I would love to win the Grizz Essentials box! I love your blog!! 🙂

  84. Liz says:

    I want the Grizz Essentials Box!

  85. Sheryl Hurst says:

    I want the Grizz essentials box!!!! #ilovememphis 

  86. Marcia adams says:

    I am truly a Grizzlies fan for the past 10 years a season ticket holder with 4 seats. I would love to showcase Grizzlies attire and items as I do always. I am hoping that I am selected to represent. Thanks and Go Grizz

  87. Candy says:

    My kids would love for me to win this GRIZZ Essentials box so they can fight over it.

  88. Melissa says:

    I sure would like to rock that scarf at a game! Need it!

  89. Stephanie says:

    I want it!

  90. Linda says:

    Been a Grizzly fan since day 1. Would love to win Grizz gear!

  91. daniela gomez says:

    would love to win the Grizz box!

  92. Will T says:


  93. Jamie says:

    I'd love the Grizz pack! I love the site, as well. Keep it up!

  94. Emily says:

    I love the Grizz, Memphis, and this blog. Thanks for all that you do!

  95. Brittany says:

    hey! please can i have the grizzlies box! my boyfriend and i just moved here and we haven't gotten the chance to see a game yet! i think that would be the perfect reason to go see a game. 

  96. Lanie says:

    Oooo! I wanna win the Grizz pack! Thanks so much!

  97. Jake says:

    I totally want this "before 2 PM on March 19th"— I lost my original light blue scarf after playing in it at a festival in LA!! The stage hands were clippers fans and I have reason to believe they destroyed it

  98. Diane says:

    Would love to win grizz box!

  99. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I want the box! This would be amazing.

  100. Jenn says:

    I would love to win this box! My boyfriend and I had to move from Memphis a few months ago for work and have since started a collection of Memphis and Grizz memorabilia that we are decorating our house with. The nostalgia is real. Also, your blog is awesome! Keep up the great work!

  101. Stacey Ten Eyck says:

    I want this please!

  102. Sarah says:

    Grizz  stuff!!! This would be so awesome ☺️

  103. Elaine says:

    I so want to win the Grizz Essentials Box! Hoping I win so I will have one more fun story to tell!! Thanks for considering!

  104. Zac says:

    I want to win the Grizz Essentials box!! GNG!

  105. Dee says:

    Daughter attends UM and is a huge Grizz fan!  Want this for her 🙂  WE LOVE MEMPHIS!


  106. Julie says:

    I love Grizz stuff!!

  107. Tiff says:

    I want dat Grizz Essentials box for my friend!

  108. Lowell Hinte says:

    I  want it before 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 19!!!!!  😉

  109. Lauren Hoth says:

    I've been trying to find a grizz scarf and this one is perfect! I would love the box! 

  110. JM says:

    It would be my honor to sport the items in the grizz essentials box!

  111. Pamela Williams says:

    I would love to win this Grizz Essentials! Thanks for the contest! Go Grizz!

  112. Kim says:

    I would love the Grizz Box! 

  113. M Maynard says:

    This box looks rad. Would love to get my paws on it!

  114. Maegan says:

    I want this!!!!! I need this!! 

  115. Christina says:

    oh my goodness I would love the GRIZZ essentials box! #grizznationforever

  116. Wes Milligan says:

    I need Memphis goodies to give me more motivation to move back!!! Plus, everyone can give me their best Brad Pitt impression, "What's in the box?!?!?"

  117. Lindsey Babbs says:

    I would LOVE to have this! I've lived in Memphis my whole life and I've grew up watching the grizzles and the tigers! I think that we have one of the coolest cities! It would be awsome if I could wear this and represent Memphis!

  118. Jennifer says:

    I want that box!

  119. Kim says:

    YES, please.

  120. Mike Quillen says:

    I want this!  My daughters middle name is Memphis!  Awesome blog!


  121. James Rogers says:

    My wife and I would LOVE this. 

  122. Grant Oster says:

    Who wouldn't want this?! Yes, please!

  123. Kristina Tucker says:

    I would love to win the Grizz box! Go Grizz!

  124. yvette says:

    i need, i need that grizz box!

  125. Michelle says:

    Big shout out to Mark & Cortney on this awesome concept!  I'd love to win!  Grit Grind, ya'll. 

  126. eric says:

    I’d love to get that Grizz Essentials box.

  127. Susanne says:

    Loving the Grizz box! It would be awesome to win, here's me throwing in my desire + hope.

  128. I want the box, I want the box, I want the box!!!

    I Love Memphis 🙂

  129. Meredith says:

    Would love to get the box! That scarf is awesome! 

  130. Danny Brashier says:

    (Waves Jedi hand) You want to give this to me. 

  131. Kaelee Mader says:

    I would LOVE to win the frizz box and get my first grizz gear!!

  132. julie wright says:

    DeFinitely gonna need that Grizz Box!

  133. Emma says:

    I would love to win the Grizz box!

  134. Kevin Blankenship says:

    I want the box!!!!

  135. Ashley C says:

    I'd love to win the box!

  136. Becky says:

    I hope I am the lucky one for Grizzlies box!

  137. Maggie Zambetti says:

    I want the grizz essentials box!!!!!

  138. Michelle Huynh says:

    Pick Me! I want that scarf, so pretty!

  139. Andrea Walker says:

    I would love the Grizz box!

  140. Brittany says:

    The Grizz stuff would be amazing! 

  141. Desi Franklin says:

    I would love to have the Grizz Essentials box. True blue here!

  142. Denise Horn says:

    i neeeeeed this Grizz box!! Pretty please?!?! I'd be super grateful and my little Grizz fans would think it was too cool if mama won!!

  143. Veena says:

    I would love love love the Grizz essentials box! I recently moved from Memphis to India for work and have been missing Memphis and the Grizzlies terribly. Getting game updates on my phone at 7am is not quite the same as watching them in real-time. My parents are coming to visit soon, and it would be the greatest gift ever if they could tote one of these boxes with them 🙂

  144. Michael says:

    Most def would love the GRIZZ gear

  145. Josh Campbell says:

    I need that box. The scarf will fill a hole in my life. My sister-in-law decided to get married the weekend of that giveaway. Instead of going to the game I was at a  rehearsal dinner. We were all staying downtown for the wedding festivities.  Later in the evening the lobby was filled with people returning from the game with their scarves on. I have never felt so naked in my life. My son was in tears. This wrong must be righted! I need the box!

  146. Joe says:

    I would love to win this box!

  147. Kiki says:

    I'd love to have this Grizz package to always remember the semester I spent in Memphis!

  148. G3 says:

    More Grizz stuff! I want to win the box! GritNGrindNGritNGrindNGritNGrindNGritNGrind

  149. Britta Gervais says:

    I want that Grizz gear! Whaaaaat!

  150. francesca says:

    Regarding those Grizz essentials: I want it before 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 19.
    Just following directions! 😀

  151. Nick says:

    Hollyyyyy gimme that Grizz box!

  152. Alexa says:

    That box is perfection. I need it! GNG

  153. Alessandra says:

    I'm brazilian. Can I want? Pleasee, say YES 😀

  154. Zac Cox says:

    Box full of Grizzness please

  155. Ellyse says:

    I want the Grizz box!!

  156. Kenny says:

    I want that!

  157. Kevin says:


  158. Kevin says:

    Box me, please!   GO GRIZ!!!

  159. Tia Byrd says:

    I would love to win the Grizz Box!!


  160. Jessica G says:

    Love this giveaway! I want the Grizz essential box! 

    Go Grizz!


  161. Erica says:

    You can never have too much Grizz swag!! 

  162. rachel says:

    i want it!

  163. Price says:

    I want that box as much as Marc wants to give the extra pass. 

  164. Joseph says:

    I would love the Grizz Essentials box!

  165. Johnny says:

    Love this blog! Love this City! Would love to have that box!

  166. Kyle says:

    i want the grizz gear!

  167. Amanda says:

    I want some Grizz swag!

  168. Carol T. says:

    Ooohhh me!!!  I need that box!

  169. Nick Easley says:

    Hey, I want that box!

  170. Emily Easley says:

    I want the box!!

  171. Cierra B. says:

    I have plenty of Tiger gear, but could definitely use some Grizzlies! I WANT IT!

  172. Benjamin Brumleve says:

    I want the Grizz box please!!!!!

  173. Katie says:

    Definitely want the prize!!!! 🙂 #ilovememphis 

  174. Robbie Z says:

    I want/need that Grizz gear. 

  175. Karen says:

    I would love to win the Grizz Box!!


  176. Leah says:

    I'd love to send the Grizz box to my friend living in India- he's a huge fan!!

  177. Karen says:

    I would love to win the Grizz Box!!

  178. Kelly Patterson says:

    I want that! I love the Grizz AND Memphis!

  179. Jed Chaney says:

    I want that box. I need that box. I gotta have that box. 

  180. Genell says:

    I would love the Grizz essential box! #gogrizz

  181. Sarah says:

    I want it!!

  182. Andrea says:

    want that grizz essentials box!!!!!! 

  183. Jen Williams says:

    I want to win the Grizz Gear box for my husband! 

  184. Shelton says:

    I want it! Go Grizzlies!!

  185. Tammy Bright says:

    I would love to have the Grizz box!  Thanks for the chance to win it.

  186. Jennifer says:

    I want it!!!

  187. Jeff Hulett says:

    I need that grizz gear! 

  188. Lacy Ward says:

    I want the Grizz box! It'd be the perfect send off for my move in May!

  189. Alex says:

    If I win I'll wear that scarf in July.

  190. janet says:

    Love my hometown, covet the box!

  191. Landon says:

    i want it!!

  192. Stephanie S says:

    I'd love to win the Grizz box!

  193. Lindsay says:

    Okay totally need all this fresh grizz gear. Gotta support my boys. 

  194. Brent Scroggins says:

    I want to be entered for the box. I especially need the koozie to keep my Memphis-made beer cold. #choose901

  195. Kayla Kreunen says:

    I want this..  

    Also so you can follow me @dontstophattin on twitter #GNG 

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