5 Reasons To Celebrate 901 Day at Exposure

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 15th 2018 11436 0

Updated for 2018

This year, I Love Memphis is getting in on the 901 Day action in an official event capacity. I’m working with New Memphis Institute for a big to-do we’re calling “Exposure”.

It’s Thursday, August 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Here are 5 reasons you should make plans to be there.


1. It’s free to go.
It doesn’t cost you anything to attend Exposure on 901 Day, and there will be free samples, lots to do and see, and be entertained by. 

2. It’s going to be huge.

(TL;DR: A ton of Memphis entities – from sports to activities to breweries to local biz to non-profits – will be set up with free stuff and chances to learn more about those organizations.)


There’s a whole big list of the more than 100 organizations, but think: Literacy Mid-South, The Wolf River Conservancy, Explore Bike Share, Memphis Roller Derby, Porter-Leath, Memphis Botanic Gardens, Memphis Public Libraries, MIFA, Latino Memphis, Muddy’s, Stax Museum.

Plus, the I Love Memphis mobile mural will be there.


3. Celebrity Kickball Game
Cheer for your favorite local celebs in the stands while you enjoy a frosty brew and some food (both of which will be for sale). 

4. Full Lineup of Entertainment
The stage will be hopping all night, with The Claw Crew, Grizz Line, Opera Memphis, and more.

Opera Memphis will even kick off their 30 Days of Opera with a preview performance.

5. Surround yourself with fellow Memphis lovers.

In years past, thousands of Memphians filled the stadium at Exposure, and the feeling was electric. It was encouraging, inspiring, enlightening, and fun. The world is full of enough negativity and naysayers right now and if you’re like me, you’ll appreciate being surrounded by people who care more about uplifting and coming together than shaking their fists at the sky.

I believe that Exposure on 901 Day and other 901 Day events (it is a grassroots holiday, after all) is a chance to do just that. RSVPs aren’t required, but they help with planning. You can RSVP here. Go Memphis!

Go there:

Exposure on 901 Day
Thursday, August 30, 2018
AutoZone Park

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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.

Show Comments


  1. Teresa says:

    I’d love to come with my big sister next year and see the new facility.. We have everything Elvis from a deck of cards to every movie he did a records etc. we’d love to come next year so we can save the money to go. She lost her son to Cystic fibrosis a month before his 22nd birthday which was October 28th

  2. FedEx Express says:

    Please reach out to me about this event. FedEx Express is interested in setting up a table to recruit for our Memphis World Hub.

    Mason A. Castellaw
    Sr Recruitment Specialist
    FedEx Recruitment
    2874 Business Park Dr, Building D
    Memphis, TN 38118
    Direct: 901-797-6834
    Fax: 901-797-6287

Leave a Comment