The Memphis Police will conduct a “Sea of Blue” procession Downtown tonight at 8:15. The procession is in honor of patrolman Timothy Warren who was killed in the line of duty Sunday. It starts at the Pyramid and this is the route:
1. South on Front Street to Linden Avenue
2. East on Linden Avenue passing the E.D.U. Office (136 Linden)
3. Continuing on Linden Avenue to Danny Thomas Blvd
4. North on Danny Thomas Blvd. to Union Avenue
5. West on Union Avenue passing in front of the Double Tree Hotel (185 Union) to Third Street
6. North on Third Street to Poplar Avenue
7. West on Poplar to Front Street
8. North on Front back to the Pyramid
This is a good opportunity to find a spot along the route, and applaud and show appreciation to our police officers as they roll by.
Bike rider? Baseball lover? Combine the two activities on Sunday, July 17 with a bike ride from Midtown to AutoZone Park, including a lap around the field. Meet at the First Congo parking lot at 4:30; game begins at 6:05. $7 outfield seats for bike riders. If you want to be a part of it, there’s more info here.
Maggie Moo’s will host a fundraiser for the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival Tuesday, July 12 from 5 to 9 PM. The festival is held on the Main Street Mall over Labor Day weekend, put on by the Center for Southern Folklore, and is a huge celebration of regional music and culture. On the 12th Maggie Moo’s will have live music, and you’ll be able to go next door to the Center and sign up as a festival volunteer, and purchase items from the Folklore Store. A portion of all proceeds from Maggie Moo’s sales that evening will go toward the festival.
Widespread Panic has been announced for the FedExForum on Saturday, October 1. I remember when they played here a few years ago; I didn’t attend the concert but it made for some fascinating people-watching in the parking lots around the Forum.
Mudflap King is the featured entertainment for the weekly Peabody rooftop party tonight. $10 cover includes first drink; ladies free before 7; VIP passes for the rest of the season available for $50. Budweiser will be giving away a Port Paradise cruise; details about the cruise can be found here. Buffet theme this week is Sunset in Key West, with make-your-own fish tacos, tropical fruit and veggie trays. In VIP they’ll have Cuban sandwiches, seafood salads and rice and beans. After-party in the Corner Bar from 10 to 12, benefiting the Memphis Music Foundation, with DJ Luis Gee, sponsored by La Onda Magazine.
Over on the Madison rooftop, the Memphis All-Stars will play tonight. If you’re a student or employee of the U of M Law School, show your ID to get in free this week. $7 cover, sophisticated drinks and tapas menu available on the roof. Party starts at 5:30, sunset at 8:17.
Tomorrow, July 8, is Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-a. Come in completely dressed in a cow costume and get a free meal. A partial costume gets a free entree. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.
Reader emailed asking for suggestions for interesting things to do Downtown Sunday evening. Memphis Jazz Orchestra practice at Alfred’s (6 to 9) and FreeWorld at Blues City (10:30) come to mind. Other suggestions? Email me at email@example.com and I’ll pass them on.
Plans for tonight: Looks like a bunch of us will meet outside AutoZone Park around 8:15 to applaud the police procession as it passes. Will probably pre-game at the Saucer for a few beers, starting around 6. No poker at Max’s Sports Bar for me this week.