If anyone saw a silver Ford Mustang that looked like it could have been in an accident last night, please call 901-545-COPS and tell them what you saw. A pedestrian was hit around 9:00 PM yesterday in the 2000 block of Madison near Overton Square. The victim was taken to the hospital where he died. I didn’t know the victim but he was someone many of my friends cared about. My prayers are with all who knew him, and particularly with my two friends who rushed out of the Blind Bear to go be by his side.
I just saw an update: One witness is not sure it was a Mustang. Could be a silver or white sedan. It would have had broken glass. It was seen going east from the scene of the accident. Any information you can provide the police would be helpful.
Volunteer Odyssey has released a great new tool, Volunteer Compass, to help you find your perfect volunteer opportunity in Memphis. Put in a zip code and you will be taken to a map of volunteer opportunities near you. Are you part of an organization that needs volunteers? You can fill out a form to get your pin placed on the map.
CMT’s new series Sun Studios, filmed here in Memphis, has its premiere tonight. Hard Rock Cafe is hosting a CMT Sun Studios Watch Party tonight starting at 6:30. There will be live music by Savanna Long and food and drink specials all night. At 9:00 the premiere will be shown on Hard Rock’s big screen. There will be prizes by Hard Rock Cafe and the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. This event is all ages, there’s no cover charge, and valet parking is available.
Service industry folks: The Majestic Grille tweeted that they are hiring. Just about no one treats their employees better than Patrick and Deni. Apply in person at the restaurant between 2 and 4 PM Monday through Thursday.
A Canadian TV show is filming at Kooky Canuck today from 3-5 and they have some empty seats if anyone would like to make a cameo appearance.
Knowing that I’m a huge fan of fresh produce and farmers markets, I have had people ask me, what is going on with the Memphis Farmers Market this year? Its space is all cluttered up with construction. Will it have to move to 2017? Yesterday the Market sent out an email answering that question. The clutter will be gone on opening day April 1, and the Market will remain under the Central Station pavilion at Front and GE Patterson for the season. The Market will happen 7 AM to 1 PM every Saturday from April 1 to October 28. I can’t wait to be back at the Market eating lunch from the tandoori truck, and I can’t wait to sit at Clarence’s bar at Earnestine & Hazel’s post-Market! I already have songs picked out for the jukebox!
The city of Memphis plans to build an “I AM A MAN” plaza in front of Clayborn Temple, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech as part of the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, to be completed in time for the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death.
You can now order a Donald Trump troll doll and it’s anatomically correct. This needed to happen.
South Main Trolley Night happens this Friday, with the shops and galleries of South Main staying opening late and many offering appetizers, beer, wine, or discounts. Songwriter Night #49 will happen at 550 S. Main as part of the festivities. Also, as we get ready for International Women’s Month in March, Art Village Gallery at 410 S. Main will host an exhibit called “Breaking Barriers” with an all-female art show.
The Flying Saucer is holding a Mardi Gras party Tuesday, February 28 from 7 to midnight. There will be Nitro Draft Hurricanes, Cherry Bomb Shots, Hand Grenades, and King Cake.
Snoop Dogg and Widespread Panic both play Friday night of Beale Street Music Fest? Man… that’s going to be a profitable night for weed dealers.
New apartments are being planned for the northwest corner of Madison and Manassas.
That’s all for now. I’ve got more good stuff in the pipeline, so check back. I’ll be out at Silly Goose happy hour as is usual for a Thursday.