5 Things To Do This Weekend: 9/1 – 9/3

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 1st 2017 1223 0

Happy 901 Day! If you haven’t read the 60 Reasons To Love Memphis in a while, head over there for some feel-good Memphis facts.

It’s also Labor Day Weekend. Tag your pics #ilovememphis to be featured on the I Love Memphis Photo page.

Here are the 5 things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

IMPORTANT: Y’all, I’ve been on vacation this week so I can’t keep every post updated with inclement weather changes. If something gets cancelled, I won’t be able to change this post. Please check with the individual sources to make sure things are still happening. 

1. Delta Fair, Agricenter International, all weekend and through September 10, $10 adults / $5 kids and seniors
The Delta Fair is a classic week of games, rides, livestock and homemaking competitions, exhibits, and other activities. The fair is open every day until at least 10 p.m. $25 wristbands for unlimited rides.

2. 901 Day! (Exposure), AutoZone Park, Friday, 6-8 p.m., free, all ages
Celebrate your city with 150 awesome Memphis organizations – expect free samples of food and drink (plus more sale), an hilarious celebrity kickball game, Grizz Drumline and Beale Street Flippers and much more. Make sure you stop and take a photo at the I Love Memphis mobile mural! Read more here.

3. MLK Soul Concert Series, National Civil Rights Museum, Fridays in September, 6-8 p.m., Free
In honor of MLK50, the National Civil Rights Museum is hosting a free outdoor concert series for music lovers of all ages. Music will include jazz, soul and oldies, and everyone is invited to boogie on the lawn.This Friday’s show is the first of the month, featuring Memphis Neosoul queen Tonya Dyson.

4. Memphis Music and Heritage Festival, Center for Southern Folklore, Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., free, all ages
The Center for Southern Folklore’s annual Memphis Music and Heritage Festival features two days of southern-fried live music, dancing, cooking, storytelling and vendors over Labor Day weekend. The festival is completely free and family friendly, so don’t hesitate to bring everyone you know.

5. Light It Gold Memphis, Tiger Lane, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., free, all ages
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and you can join The City of Memphis and Chris Hope Foundation to observe this at Tiger Lane on Saturday evening and show solidarity for the 300,000 kids around the world dealing with this disease. Expect entertainment, food trucks, stuff for the kids, and a gold-lit Liberty Bowl.


Plus a few more ideas…

All Weekend

The Flick at Circuit Playhouse
9 to 5 FINAL WEEKEND at Playhouse on the Square
30 Days of Opera

Friday, September 1
First Friday: Rest in Peace at Woodruff Fontaine House
Broad Avenue Sidewalk Sale in Broad Ave Arts District
Exposure on 901 Day at AutoZone Park
901 Day Party w/ Choose 901 at Railgarten
Pure Memphis Party at Old Dominick Distillery
Ryan Peel at Lafayette’s
Tori Tollison at Hard Rock Cafe
US Men’s Soccer Watch Party + Houston Hurricane Relief Fundraiser at Brass Door
MLK50 Soul Concert at National Civil Rights Museum
901 Day Bingo w/ Cerrito at Memphis Made Brewing

Saturday, September 2
Dance Open House at Ballet on Wheels
Fall Into Fashion at Dillard’s Oak Court
Small Shop Saturday at Ghost River
– Rusty Pieces at MMH Fest + The View Rooftop Bar
Me & Leah at Ghost River Taproom
Hops & Hammers Habitat for Humanity fundraiser at Memphis Made taproom
Faith Evans Ruch “I’m Yours'” Single Release Show at The Cove
The Band Perry at Horseshoe Casino
Vinnie Hines at HRC

Sunday, September 3
Brunch at the Brewery and Sunday Evening Slowdown at Ghost River
The Rusty Pieces at Belle Tavern
Live Music at Huey’s
Memphis Adult Prom at VIP Ballroom
The Skitch at HRC
Oyster Roast at The Front Porch at Beale Street Landing


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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