Ghost River Dock Parties and more Friday news

Big news from Ghost River this morning: They will have a Dock Party Concert Series every Friday in October. They will be turning their shipping dock into a large musical stage. There will be a $5 cover charge for each concert (cash-only) and there will be a bar (card-only). Ghost River is family-friendly, and the patio is dog-friendly. Each night there will be a food truck on site. Here’s the lineup:

  • October 6: Kelley Anderson + Suavo J The Hip Hop Trombonist; food truck Just Wraps
  • October 13: HEELS + Faux Killas; food truck Yippie Trippie & the Porkstars
  • October 20: The Incredible Hook + The Infidelles; food truck Gourmade
  • October 27: Juju Bushman + The Neatos; food truck Memphis MoJo Cafe

In other Ghost River news, painting class with local artist Danny Broadway returns Thursday, October 12. $30 cash or check (make check payable to Danny Broadway) and all materials will be supplied. Reservations are preferred. Email to reserve your spot. Quasi halai Asian Street Food will be the food truck for this event.

Josh and Jeremy from Star and Micey will play the Concert Series at Madison Avenue Pocket Park, 151 Madison across from Brass Door, this afternoon 4-6 PM. Beer will be available for purchase.

Devin Crutcher will headline tonight’s MLK50 concert series on the lawn of the National Civil Rights Museum, 6 to 8 PM. There will also be food trucks, NCRM vendor booths, spoken word artists, a DJ, and more. Bring your lawn chair.

The Avett Brothers play the Mud Island Amphitheater tonight 6-9 PM.

Not a Downtown event but a friend is in one of the bands: No Love for Lions, No Comply, and Casiowares play Growlers, 1911 Poplar, tonight from 8 to midnight.

So there’s this:

Bobbie & Tasha play the Residence Inn rooftop tomorrow night from 6 to 9.

Laramie plays the Hard Rock a month from today, Sunday, October 22 from 7 to 10 PM. This is an indie rock band with multi-talented singers and musicians led by singer and songwriter Laramie Renae. This show is free and all ages.

Fall into Autumn is the theme of the Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday. Farmers will be there with the last of the summer crops and the first of the fall crops. Come talk with the people who grow your food. There will be live music all day and the Master Gardeners will be there to answer your questions. The Market runs every Saturday through the end of October from 7 AM to 1 PM under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson.

Look what Jerry “The King” Lawler had to wake up to this morning:

Terry Funk used to refer to himself as “middle-aged and crazy,” but he’s 73 now (and still wrestling!) so I guess he can’t say that anymore. Perhaps we can find somebody else to adopt the moniker.

I like how Funk drew a picture of eyes and then drew an X through them, for the benefit of fans who can’t read. Which is probably the majority of fans attending this show.

CNN will host a debate Monday over the repeal of Obamacare. In the red corner, Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham, authors of the repeal legislation. In the blue corner, Senators Bernie Sanders and Amy Kloubchar, opponents of the repeal.

I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I want to shout FEEL THE BERN!, thinking that Bernie is going to kill the Republicans in this debate, picking their cruel and harmful legislation apart piece by piece. However, I also feel like the GOP is playing Bernie here, knowing that his vision for healthcare is the opposite extreme. What we need is a bipartisan effort to meet in the middle. It seems like the Republicans are debating Bernie to help ensure we never get that.

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow.