A big concert comes to town tonight. Jason Aldean brings his Night Train Tour to the FedExForum at 7:30. This brought a couple of questions to my mind: “Who is Jason Aldean, and why is he on a tour named after a cheap wine the bums drink?” A visit to Wikipedia revealed that he is a country artist with hits including “Green Tractor,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” and “She’s Country.” Hmm. Seeing as how I’m not a fan of country music, I think I’ll pass on the chance to go. I bet North Mississippi will be well-represented in the crowd tonight as compared to the average FedExForum show.
Speaking of the bums, I heard a new opening line last night: “Awww dude. You look you’re from California, or Florida, or one of them places.” Wrong. I suppose if he had correctly guessed that I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, I’d have given him a dolla.
The South Main Association will show the movie Beetlejuice in the vacant lot between Earnestine & Hazel’s and Sache tonight at 6:45. It’s free to attend, and you can bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Memphis Made Brewing Company has added two more Downtown accounts: Central BBQ and Tamp and Tap. Tamp and Tap, by the way, is having a local beer “Kill the Keg” event tomorrow beginning at 4:00 with $2.50 pints.
Normally I don’t blog events happening in Cordova, but this is a really cool event: LivingSocial has a deal for half off tickets to India Fest for two or four. The festival is a celebration of Indian culture, with food, music, dance, and traditional clothing.
Meanwhile, back Downtown there’s an ongoing Groupon for Spaghetti Warehouse. You get $20 worth of food for $12 in this deal.
The Green Beetle starts a new 7-week trivia league tonight. The 7-week winner will receive a trip to Nashville and a VIP tour of Yazoo Brewing Co. Hotel and gas card will be included.
If you like to eat cheap crap, Krystal will be selling its burgers for 25 cents tonight from 7 to 11. Add cheese for 5 cents more.
That’ll do it for now. I’ll be out at the usual spots around 5:30.