Wed update: Memphis Music & Heritage Festival music schedule, Syria/RealClearDefense, Green Beetle menu, Downtown’s Dirty Dozen properties, RedRover hiring, Redbirds catching up

The music schedule for the Center for Southern Folklore’s Memphis Music and Heritage Festival has been posted. This FREE festival will be on the Main Street Mall between Union and Peabody Place, and will have nearly 100 bands and performers on five different stages over two days (Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1). The cooking demo schedule has not bee released yet but I will link to it as soon as I see it. Check it out for something fun to do this weekend.

Over the years I’ve linked to RealClearPolitics a few times. It’s a nonpartisan site that aggregates political articles on both sides of the aisle, and is especially a good read in presidential election years. Well, today I was trying to get up to speed on what is happening in Syria, and I discovered that RCP has a sibling site, RealClearDefense, which links to many good defense-related articles.

The Green Beetle has rolled out a new menu.

The Downtown Memphis Commission has released a Dirty Dozen list of Downtown properties it would like to see redeveloped. Most of all I agree about 107 S. Main, between Main Street Flats and Yao’s. In 2001 I toured that property and was told it would be available for rental the following year. 12 years later it still sits vacant, which is sad.

RedRover is hiring for two positions: Creative Director and Sales Trainer/Coach. Great place to work and you’d be able to walk to Gus’s and the Blue Monkey for lunch.

The Redbirds have moved to within one game of PCL American Northern division leader Omaha. The ‘birds will be playoff bound if they can overtake Omaha by season’s end.

Time to head out for lunch, which will include a large order of tater tots so I’m pretty excited. It’s possible I will get the next PBR Review online after work.