Welcome To Memphis! November Is New To Town Month (Guest Post)

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 8th 2016 12496 0

Ed. Note: I’m happy to share this guest post from Eric Jones about a new series of fun events made for folks who are new to Memphis. If you’re new (or back after a long hiatus) don’t just read this post – go ahead and register for an event! There’s a “register” link after each event description.


If you’re new to Memphis (or know someone who is) and and you’re wondering how to adjust to this city – this wonderfully southern, often-misunderstood city, on the cusp of one of the greatest renaissances in its history – November is your month.

New Memphis Institute will host a month long orientation to Memphis called New-To-Town November. It’s part of our Newcomer program, which welcomes new talent (that’s you) and connects them with other young professionals. 

These events are more than just networking sessions, they’re a chance for new Memphians to meet others like them and to experience and understand why we love this city so much.

There’s one event each week in November, and they only get better as they go along.


1. Pyramid Vodka Distillery Tour

Thursday, November 10th | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Did you know that Memphis has some of the best water in the country? Because of this, the beer and liquor industry is flourishing. Take a private tour, sample the product, and see where all the vodka-making magic happens.

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2. Instant Memphian + Karaoke Party

Tuesday, November 15th | Trolley Stop Market | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Instant Memphian is an uptempo run-through of essential Memphis info, built by those who know the city best — locals. Learn interesting, useful, and downright strange stuff about Memphis to help transform you into a true Memphian in about an hour.

Come to The Trolley Stop for food, drinks, and a Memphis crash course. Stay for the karaoke after-party.

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Memphis, you're so pretty.

Memphis, you’re so pretty.

3. Ignite Memphis *

Monday, November 21st | Halloran Centre at the Orpheum Theatre Memphis | 7 p.m. 

At Ignite, speakers fire off 20 slides in 5 minutes for a night of rapid-fire talks about their biggest passions. Get together with other New Memphis Newcomers to attend this edition of Ignite Memphis and hear from other locals on their innovative ideas and driving passions. You’ll learn, laugh, and leave inspired.

*New Memphis partner event

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4. Memphis 101 + South Main Party

Tuesday, November 29th | National Civil Rights Museum | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Learn about the rich cultural heritage of Memphis during this interactive crash course revealing why Memphis is the place it is today and how our history impacts where we are headed.

Where better to do it than the Civil Rights Museum? Food and drinks are on us, with an after party on South Main following.

Register for this event

Check out the Facebook Event or newmemphis.org/november to find out more.

New Memphis has a long-standing history of professional development in Memphis for young professionals to C-level executives. They believe in bringing together the talent that is flowing into Memphis and developing a community that collaborates and strives for city-wide growth. It’s never too early or too late to be a part of what’s right with Memphis.


About The Author

Eric Jones is a Memphis native, recent Rhodes College graduate, and the Public Engagement Coordinator at New Memphis Institute. He thinks travel is an essential part of growing up and that if you want to see the world, Memphis, TN should be somewhere on your list.

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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