5 Things To Do This Weekend: 5/5 – 5/7

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 5th 2017 5921 0

Happy Memphis in May, y’all! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras.

Photo by Joey Miller


A little bit of housekeeping first:

1. You’re Invited To the Tourism Party In The Park this coming Tuesday, May 9 in Court Square. Food trucks, fun, photo booth, entertainment, some surprises – and it’s totally free to enter the park. Check it out here and RSVP on Facebook.

2. Congrats to our BSMF pass blog contest winners, Andrew G. and Justin D., and to the Twitter winner, Abby B. Thank you to everyone who entered! If you want more info on Memphis in May or tips for music fest, go here.

OK, here’s your weekend plan:

1. Beale Street Music Fest, Tom Lee Park, May 5 – 7, $50 single day/$150 for a three-day pass, all ages**
Three days, four stages, and about 60 musical acts from pop, rock, indie, and blues genres, including headliners Snoop Dogg, Widespread Panic, Kings of Leon, Wiz Khalifa, Death Cab for Cutie, Soundgarden, Sturgill Simpson, and Jill Scott. See the full lineup here and see the stages and set times here.

**As for kids, note that all ages are allowed in, but you have to pay full price for everybody, even babies. Also I wouldn’t take my kids, personally, unless it was for a few hours early on Saturday or Sunday.

2. Cafe du Memphis, Overton Park East Parkway Pavilion, Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon, $7+, all ages
Join the Memphis Rotary Club in the Overton Park East Parkway Pavilion for a morning of food and fun. Proceeds to benefit the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality. Menu highlights: Cafe a Lait, Beignets, Shrimp & Grits, Beer, Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, Milk Punch

3. Memphis City Football Club v. Nashville, Christian Brother High School, Saturday, 7 p.m., $8 advance, all ages/kid-friendly
If you’re not going to music fest, head to CBHS to cheer on our semi-pro soccer team against…dun, dun DUN Nashville! Expect high energy from the players and the crowd. Get out there and support the home team!

4. Stax Music Academy Spring Concert, Overton Square, Sunday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., $5, all ages
If you haven’t had a chance to see the uber-talented high schoolers from the Stax Music Academy perform their souther soul amazing-ness, this Sunday is your chance. Bring $5, bring chairs, and head to the Tower Courtyard (in Overton Square by the big tower near Memphis Pizza Cafe/Belly Acres) for two hours of great music.

5. Symphony in the Gardens, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Sunday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., $20, all ages/kid-friendly
Join the Dixon for an evening of Big Band music performed by The Memphis Symphony Orchestra in the gardens. Advance tickets for members: $15 for members, $7 for children, $20 for non-members and any tickets purchased the day of the event. Tickets for children 6 years & under are free. Tables and picnic area seating available.


All Weekend
Dearly Departed at Circuit Playhouse
Million Dollar Quartet at Playhouse on the Square
The Latin Soul In You Bilingual Play at Evergreen Theatre (Fri. + Sat.)
Lantern Light Festival at Agricenter
Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed at Cook Convention Center (Sat. + Sun.)

Friday
Women In The Wind at Bumpus Harley Davidson
“Inaugurate the Resistance” opening reception at Crosstown Arts
Belltower Artists Pottery Studio opening at Minglewood Hall

Saturday
Cafe du Memphis at East Parkway Pavilion in Overton Park
Champagne & Cookies at Kendra Scott
Feel the Latin Soul Show & Fiesta at Evergreen Theatre

Sunday
Symphony in the Gardens at the Dixon
FM100 50th Anniversary Concert:  Jon Scott + Mike Powell at Lafayette’s
Vintage Pop-Up Shop + Brunch at Fuel Cafe


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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