“4th on the Farm” will be the theme at this Saturday’s Memphis Farmers Market. You can buy everything you need for your Independence Day picnic, including meats, produce, spices, and even serving dishes. There will be a July 4 parade that you’re invited to join, leaving from the market at 10:30, with popsicles to cool participants off at the end of the parade. Live music by Bruce Barham 8:30-10 and Sing with Glenn 11-12:30. From 9 to noon you can design your own flag to wave at your July 4 events. 7 AM to 1 PM in the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson. I will try to make it down there for a little while, although due to the long holiday weekend I am not sure whether it will be an early or late visit or a visit at my normal time.
The Market will hold its annual Rock ‘n Wild Picnic Saturday, July 25 from 5 to 8 PM. There will be food from Rock ‘n Dough Pizza and wraps by So Fresh, as well as beer by Rock ‘n Dough (in an MFM commemorative glass) and wine by Frederick Wildman and Sons. Your $30 ticket includes four drink tasting tickets, and you can buy more for $5 each. You can also buy bottles of wine for $20. You’re welcome to bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets, or whatever you want to lounge around on as you listen to live music by The Three Kings. You can buy tickets here. There’s a special $15 ticket for those who wish to skip the alcohol or are under 21.
I’m going to have to poll my friend group and see if anyone I know is going to the picnic… I have never been, but would consider it this year. I feel like I have a stronger connection to the market than in previous years, especially after my BBQ team cooked for their 5K.
Tomorrow night, Friday, July 3, will be a big night at AutoZone Park. The Redbirds close out their homestand with a game vs. Oklahoma City, 6:05 first pitch. The ‘birds will don Independence Day uniforms and there will be Red, White and BOOM fireworks after the game. There will be two Independence Day buffet tickets available, including not only your seat, but all-you-can-eat food from 5:30 to 7 PM. For $38 per person you can get on the Third Base Party Deck and enjoy BBQ pork, BBQ chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, watermelon wedges, potato chips, assorted cookies, Coca-Cola products, and bottled water. Or, you can choose a $19 ticket for a Field Box Picnic of hot dogs, stadium brats, potato chips, assorted cookies, fruit punch, lemonade, and water.
Fun kids’ event for the Fourth: The Cookie Monster will make an appearance at Makeda’s Cookies at 488 S. Second at noon Saturday. Kids can get their photos taken with Cookie Monster and they get free ice cream with the purchase of a three-bag cookie purchase.
For adults who prefer to do the Fourth on the cheap and maybe win something, Tin Roof will hold “Star Spangled Hammered” beginning at 1 PM. There will be $1 hot dogs and $1 beers, with live music by the Wes Cook Band. Prize giveaways will happen every hour, with a grand prize at 5 PM.
Free Yoga Day: Classes are free at Downtown Yoga Saturday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 15.
An event called the Memphis International Rockabilly Festival will happen in The Edge at Monroe and Marshall the weekend of August 15-16. “Like” the festival on Facebook to keep up with news about this festival.
Les Paul’s Big Sound Tour, an exhibit of the guitar maker’s creativity and innovation, will come to Memphis Friday-Saturday, September 25-26, on Beale between Main and Second outside the Hard Rock. 30,000-50,000 people are expected.
Felicia Suzanne’s Restaurant will be closed today through the 6th for family vacations.
Ghost River will be closed on the Fourth, so if you need beer go get it tomorrow.
The Majestic Grille will be closed Saturday, with regular hours Friday and Sunday. The restaurant recently tweeted a pic of one of its summer craft cocktails, the Strawberry Lemon Smash with fresh muddled berries, Cathead Vodka, and lemon juice. Looks refreshing.
Two dogs, spaniel puppies I think, were found on Mud Island near Harbor River Drive today. The Dankos who own Kooky Canuck have them safe and sound. If a reader of mine lost the dogs, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you in touch.
There’s a Community Communications Officer position open at MIFA.
Three day weekend has begun! Heading out to Silly Goose to kick off the celebration. Will hit other spots later, including a possible trip south.