The State of Downtown speech and Vision Awards, set to happen tomorrow late afternoon/early evening on the Civic Center Plaza, has been postponed. The press release said they were postponing “out of respect to the community.” That surely means they thought it inappropriate to have a celebration of Downtown just days after the shooting death of Phil Trenary. Definitely a good call on the DMC’s part.
A Phil Trenary Fund for the Advancement of Memphis has been started. Donate here.
Don’t be surprised when you get alerts on your phones at 2:18 and 2:20 tomorrow afternoon. FEMA, in coordination with the FCC, will be testing the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and will also test Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA).
Tennessee governor’s race: Candidates Karl Dean and Bill Lee debate at the University of Memphis tonight at 6. The debate will be broadcast on Action News 5.
Another of Memphis Made Brewing Co.’s year-round beers, Junt, an easy-drinking cream ale, is now being canned and distributed to locations around Shelby County. In addition, Memphis Made’s first canned offering, Fireside, has a new look to make it more visible on store shelves.
Leon Bridges has been booked for an April 24 date at the Orpheum. Bridges’ 2015 debut album Coming Home led to an invitation to the White House to play for President Obama, as well as a musical guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. Tickets will go on sale this Friday.
Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 12 is the half-off whiskey special at Belle Tavern this week. This is kind of a cool whiskey because it is aged at sea, on the Ocearch shark tagging vessel. If that sounds like something you’d like to try, go see my friend Q at Belle tonight between 4 PM and 1 AM.
BurgerFest Memphis has its website up, where you can buy tickets and see what all you get for your money, as well as what kind of live entertainment they will have. The festival is at Tiger Lane Saturday, October 27.
Paulette’s monthly wine dinner is tonight. Here’s the menu.
That’s all for now. Back tomorrow with more news.