5 Things To Do This Weekend: 7/19 – 7/21

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 19th 2019 1761 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

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But first, make sure you didn’t miss anything from I Love Memphis lately:
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Victorian Village
National Hot Dog Day
Chicken & Beer Fest
live music around town in July
– me eating my way through the World Golf Championship – FedEx St. Jude Invitational concessions offerings for next week’s tournament, which you can read more about here

And now… on to your weekend guide.

1. Memphis Zine Fest V, Crosstown Arts, Friday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., free to enter, all ages/kid-friendly
For one night only, come out and see what your favorite local zine makers have been creating this year and check out the brand new zines from the students in our youth zine making workshop. This year’s fest will take place on Friday in the Crosstown Concourse Central Atrium from 5-8 pm and will feature a special musical performance by Memphis gem, CRYSTAL SHRINE at 7 p.m.

2. For The Love Of Luke Benefit Concert, Railgarten, Saturday, 3 p.m. – midnight, $20 suggested donation, all ages/kid-friendly
Friends of longtime Memphis musician Luke White will host a benefit to help with his medical expenses after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. More than a dozen bands, including Amy LaVere + Will Sexton, James and The Ultrasounds, and a reunited Snowglobe, take to the stage for hours of live music. The silent auction features some truly awesome items, everything from Grizz tickets to restaurant gift cards to a guitar signed by Beck, so come ready to bid, enjoy great Memphis music, and support one of our own.

3. Bluff City 200, Central Library, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
The Memphis Central Library will host a special bicentennial event on Saturday – they’re turning the Memphis & Shelby County Room into a museum filled with hundreds of items and artifacts from the city’s history, everything from W.C. Handy’s sheet music to diaries from Yellow Fever Survivors. There will be guided tours at the top of every hour.

4. Blues on the Bluff, Metal Museum, Saturday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., $25 adults/$12 kids, all ages
Support WEVL FM 89.9 for the 31st annual Blues on the Bluff concert featuring Ghost Town Blues Band, The MD’s, and Lightnin’ Malcolm performing with incredible views of the Mississippi. There’s a silent auction, WEVL swag for sale, Memphis Made beer (including the special edition Blues on the Bluff brew) plus wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and food for sale from Fuel and MemPOps. Bring your chairs and blankets, leave pets and coolers at home, and bring the kids. Free parking. 

5. Memphis 901 FC v. New York Redbulls II, AutoZone Park, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly outside of the BCM supporters section
Our team takes on the New York Redbulls II at AutoZone Park downtown. Horray for a home game that’s on a weekend night! If you haven’t been, the soccer matches are tons of fun. They sell White Claw now at AutoZone Park. Read more about the 901FC team here.

plus a few extras…

Saddle Creek Beer Garden, Saddle Creek, Fridays through Sundays, hour vary, all ages/kid-friendly
The Saddle Creek Beer Garden is back for another year of local beer, food trucks, and live music at the Germantown shopping center. Beer Garden hours are Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. It’s free to enter – you pay for your own beer and food – and family friendly.

Saturday is also the Hot Dogs & Cold Brews party at Crosstown Brewing on Saturday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. with adoptable pups and great local beer.


For more ideas, check out the blog’s calendar, the Huge List of Annual Events, and the Summer Events Guide.


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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