MOODY QUES ANNOUNCEMENT: Our staging of equipment at the Holliday Flowers warehouse, originally scheduled for tomorrow evening, has been pushed forward to tonight, Wednesday, May 10 at 6 PM due to people’s availability. If you can come help, please do, even if you come late. I am arranging a Lyft carpool out there departing the Silly Goose at 6 PM for anyone in the Downtown core who wants to join. Holliday is at 440 Monroe in the Edge District.
One of my favorite local bands will perform at the Peabody rooftop party tomorrow evening, Thursday, May 11. Aquanet is a cover band performing ’80s hair band hits. If you like the music of Motley Crue, Poison, Ratt, Bon Jovi, Winger, Warrant, and Cinderella, you should come check them out. Doors open at 6 PM, music starts at 7. $10 cover (or $150 season VIP pass), with ladies and hotel guests free before 7. Your admission includes a buffet of Colombian guacamole with lime tortillas and beef empanadas. If you’re in VIP you get an additional buffet of Colombian arroz con pollo, chorizo quesadillas, and chicken tamales. Banana margaritas and cherry zing moonshine will be the drink specials.
Fourth Bluff Fridays returns to Memphis Park on Front Street this Friday, May 12, kicking off an 8-week run. This is a family-friendly pop-up beer garden event with river views, live music, and food trucks. The TapBox will be on hand pouring 10 craft beers. For this Friday’s grand opening, Iron Mic Coalition with DJ Capital A will provide the music 6:30-8:30, and the Fuel food truck will be there as well as MemCity Design.
The MBJ has a slideshow of plans for the interior of Arrive Hotel to open at 477 S. Main, in the building that formerly housed the Memphis College of Art graduate school. They hope to be open by Memphis in May next year. The hotel will house a gastropub and live music venue seating 120, and a high-end 98-seat restaurant offering “Mexican food with a Southern twist.” Interesting…
A new sign has been installed on Beale Street to make it easier to find the Withers Collection Museum on Beale Street. Withers took the iconic “I AM A MAN” photos during the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike.
A music festival this Friday, May 12 called Visible in May will honor the Visible Music College 2017 senior class. There will be three live music stages, food trucks, pop-up shops, local vendors, games, prizes, and a photo booth. 2:30 to 7:30 PM. It will be at Visible Music College, 200 Madison.
VERY, VERY COOL: 15-year-old local entrepreneur Moziah Bridges, founder of Mo’s Bows, maker of custom bow ties and neckties, has struck a deal with the NBA licensing him to make NBA-themed merchandise.
Prediction for BBQ Fest: There will be at least one team whose booth is decorated with sombreros, pinatas, and burros and a sign that says “(team name) honors Columbia.” No it won’t be my team.
That’s it for now. Couple beers at Silly Goose after work then out to Holliday to help with staging.