Thur update: Parties tonight, TA is a winner, BET event on Mud Island, Sunset Symphony weather

There was no time for a lunchtime post today because we had a departmental lunch at Memphis BBQ Company, where the following exchange occurred:

Marketing consultant: “So I hear you have a popular blog. Are you the foodie?”

Our CEO: “No, he does bars.”

Very quick look at outdoor parties happening tonight: Garry Goin and G3 play the Peabody. The Prime Cut Band plays the Madison. Roaring 20s party with Deborah Swiney on the patio of Bleu.

Congrats to the Grizzlies’ Tony Allen on being named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team. WELL DESERVED.

BET will have an event Sunday at 11 at Mud Island River Park. They’re looking for young aspiring artists for a contest. In the first round, contestants will sing in front of judges. Contestants who make it to the second round will be able to record in a state of the art studio that will be on site at the event. Winners will be invited to attend the BET Awards. Photos from two previous events in Philadelphia and D.C. can be found here. forecast for Sunset Symphony Saturday is for “near record highs.” Like most years, I’m undecided whether to go. On one hand, it will be HOT down there. On the other hand, the hot weather will draw lots of tube tops to the park, and it will be Tube Top Month by the time they open the gates.

All right. It’s hot outside. Time to find a nice air conditioned bar. If anyone wants to start Tube Top Month a day early, there is nothing wrong with that at all.