B/C it’s the weekend! Events in Memphis May 2 – 5

Beale Street Music Festival

Celebreate 200 years of Memphis with the rest of the Bluff City at this year’s Beale Street Music Festival.  Not sure which day to go? Start planning your weekend with these lineups!

Friday’s Lineup
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NMCA Memphis Homecoming

The NMCA will make a return to Memphis International Raceway thanks to facility upgrades as it’s bringing the spirit and excitement of street-legal drag racing back to its home.

WHEN: Thursday, May 1 at 5:00 PM until Sunday, May 5 at 6:00 PM
WHERE: Memphis International Raceway

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Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Under the close eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor and the audience, which acts as a silent witness to his torture.

WHEN: Thursday, May 1 – Saturday, May 4 at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Circuit Playhouse

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Motel Mirrors & Drax Project

Motel Mirrors is a Memphis-based band that brings together the sounds of country, melodic folk, soul, swing and other genres to form their own unique musical style.

WHEN: Thursday, May 1 at 6:00 PM
WHERE: Peabody Rooftop

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Beer + Hymns May Edition

Beer + Hymns Memphis is a part of a national movement to reclaim public spaces for public singing. Practice joy, laughter and let the music carry you places your emails and conversations that day couldn’t.

WHEN: Friday, May 2 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: Midtown Crossing Grill


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Brother’s Barrel Boris Release

Join Crosstown Brewing for a special Brothers Barrel Boris release!

WHEN: Friday, May 2 at 6:00 PM
WHERE: Crosstown Brewing Company

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Dinner and Music Cruise

Come spend an elegant evening aboard one of the Memphis Riverboats! Enjoy two hours on the Ol’ Man River featuring the live House Band, a one-trip buffet-style meal consisting of Memphis-style pulled pork BBQ, spaghetti with sauce, baked beans, corn, slaw and dessert! There is a cash/credit bar for alcoholic beverages and sodas.

WHEN: Friday, May 2 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Memphis River Boats

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Courage Thru Cancer

Courage Thru Cancer is proud to announce their first ever 5K called COURAGE 5K: TERI TROTTER MEMORIAL RUN. The race is at the Levitt Shell Saturday, May 4, 2019. This incredible event will raise money for West Institute and The Pink Wig Project.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4 at 8:00 AM
WHERE: Levitt Shell

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May Day

May Day will start at Memphis Made Brewing with the fourth annual Tour de Coup, a unique bicycle tour visiting community gardens, backyard chicken coops and beehives throughout the city. This tour not only offers participants examples of how they can make their own neighborhood self-sufficient, but also connects different areas of Memphis in new ways.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 AM
WHERE: Memphis Made Brewing

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Opening Day - Kayak Memphis

Join Kayak Memphis for the start of the summer paddling season! You can rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Kayakers can paddle across the harbor to dock at Mud Island Park or travel north to explore the Wolf River Harbor that stretches for more than three miles.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 AM
WHERE: River Garden

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Cafe du Memphis to Benefit the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality

The Rotary Club of Memphis brings back Cafe du Memphis at Tiger Lane! Join the fun and enjoy beignets, shrimp and grits, cafe au lait and plenty of fun family activities. Tickets are $10 for a half plate of beignets and $20 for a full plate of shrimp and grits and beignets. New this year will be a Cajun Cookoff! Proceeds benefit the Dorothy Day House.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: Tiger Lane

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Race for Recovery

Shelby County Drug Court Foundation is hosting the Race for Recovery 5K race.  For more than 20 years, Drug Court has been intervening on the lives and families of the arrested due to alcohol and drug problems. Drug Court reduces drug use, reduces crime, saves money, restores lives, saves children and reunites families.  All proceeds from the 5K will go directly to offer services to participants in the Drug Court program.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 AM
WHERE: Overton Park

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Taco Fiesta Crawl

It’s the inaugural Taco Fiesta Bar Crawl! Come stroll through eating taco’s, checking out new bars, sipping margarita’s, dancing your taco loving butt off and much more.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4 at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Hi Tone

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The Music of Star Wars

Join MSO and real Star Wars Stormtroopers  for  John Williams’ iconic music from the classic motion picture series (now 10 films!) the Memphis Symphony Orchestra will take you to a place “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away!”

WHEN: Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 and 4:30 PM
WHERE: Memphis Symphony Orchestra

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Memphis 901 FC vs. Birmingham Legion FC

Memphis 901 FC takes on Birmingham Legion FC at AutoZone Park.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4 at 3:00 PM
WHERE: AutoZone Park

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Tipsy Lightsaber Dueling

Join Rec Room for Lightsaber Dueling! Kids are welcome until 6:00 PM, and there will be prizes given out to adults in the later rounds.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4 at 5:00 PM
WHERE: Rec Room

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