5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/7-10/9

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 7th 2016 3028 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! If you’ve noticed that I’ve been a little quiet this week, it’s because I’ve been in NYC talking to a ton of bloggers and writers about how awesome Memphis is. We’ll be back to your regularly scheduled programming and daily posts next week!

In the meantime, be sure to check out the Moon River Music Festival ticket giveaway (which ends today at noon!) Here’s where to enter: http://bit.ly/2cXyz4g

And now, here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend. The photo at the top of this post was provided by Moon River Music Festival and is used by permission.

Time Warp Drive In: Bride Of Shocktober, Summer Drive In, Friday, movies begin at dusk, $10
Head to the Summer Drive-In for all night movies throughout the fall and the occasional musical intermission. October is all about “a comedy of horrors” with films including Young Frankenstein, Shaun of the Dead, The Frighteners, Killer Klowns From Outer Space. Click here for the complete 2016 lineup.

Moon River Music Festival, Levitt Shell, Saturday – Sunday (VIP Friday), $45 single day/$70 two-day, all ages
This acoustic/folk/indie rock festival is moving to two days this year (in additional a VIP night on Friday) and switching to a fall date. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors headline. You can check out the whole lineup here. Check out the giveaway here.

Bristerfest, Overton Square Tower Courtyard, Saturday, noon – 8 p.m., free (donations appreciated)
Bristerfest is back in the fall again this year to celebrate local music, arts and crafts vendors, and more. The whole thing is in support of GrowMemphis, so be sure to bring some extra cash for donations. Lineup coming soon.

– High Cotton Oktoberfest, High Cotton Taproom, Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., $40, all ages
For a $40 all-inclusive ticket, High Cotton will provide “free flowing taps” of beer including special releases, Bavarian food from Central BBQ, and live music. Kids under 10 are free and Designated DRiver tickets which include entry only, no food) are $10.

– WEVL 40, Loflin Yard, Saturday, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., $30 adults/$15 kids, all ages
WEVL 40 Fest will feature local musical acts while raising funds for the WEVL FM 89.9, the Mid-South’s only listener-supported, independent volunteer radio station. The lineup: Mouserocket, Julien Baker, Chickasaw Mound, the WEVLs (Memphis supergroup performing just for WEVL 40 Fest, ft. Steve Selvidge, Mark Edgar Stuart, Terrence Bishop, and more), Mighty Souls Brass Band, DJ Andrew McCalla, and DJ Eric Hermeyer.

Check out the calendar for more ideas.


This weekend is also Creative Works Conference. While the conference has already started, the Market is open to the public and features a bunch of vendors selling awesome fun things from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Halloran Center downtown on Friday and Saturday. For example, one vendor has the sweet Memphis pins for sale:

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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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