One of the pioneers of the rebirth of Beale Street has passed away. “Papa” Don McMinn had one of the first residencies on Beale, at Rum Boogie Cafe, when it re-opened in 1985. He was instrumental in re-establishing the music scene on the street. I didn’t know McMinn personally, but I know he helped many get started on their careers. Although McMinn his passed away, his legacy lives on in the clubs and music halls of Beale.
There’s live music by Jamie Baker at Miss Cordelia’s tonight from 5 to 8. The MEMpops and DeJAVU food trucks will be on site.
The Redbirds had to postpone yesterday’s game due to inclement weather. It will be made up at a doubleheader on Tuesday, August 8. Information on exchanging tickets can be found here.
There will be a Downtown safety meeting this Thursday, June 8 from 6-7 PM at 409 S. Main Street in the upstairs meeting room. Some of the new Blue Suede Brigade team will be introduced. The North Main Precinct commanders, City Councilman Edmund Ford Jr., neighborhood watch coordinators, and the Riverfront Development Corporation will provide updates.
The monthly South Main Association meeting will happen next Tuesday, June 13, at the Artesian Residences at 717 Riverside. Janet Boscarino, executive director of Clean Memphis, will speak on recycling and ways residents can create a clean and green South Main. The meeting will be free for SMA members and Artesian residents, $10 for non-members. There will be a drawing for three bottles of wine donated by the Corkscrew. The meeting will be hosted by Artesian residents and SMA board members Milton Lamb and Pat Halloran, and Milton will be your guide to the Artesian rooftop before and after the meeting. 6 PM social, 6:30 program.
BRIDGES has a job opening for a Bridge Builders CHANGE Program Specialist.
One of the best independent sources about the Trump-Russia investigation, Claude Taylor, had this to say this morning:
A senior Cap Hill staffer I’ve known for 15 years just told me GOP Senators/House members are “starting to look for a off ramp for Trump”.
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) June 5, 2017
Runaway truck ramp may be more like it.
That’ll do it for now. Back tomorrow with more.