Warning for those of you who park on Monroe Avenue: The first two spaces, after you turn eastbound onto Monroe from Front, have been marked “Loading zone – will tow away” and the meters next to them have been covered up with bags. Previously those were legal street parking places, used by those coming to the neighborhood to visit businesses like The Little Tea Shop, Bardog, the dry cleaner, and Bogey’s.
Terrace at the River Inn of Harbor Town will host a Fat Tuesday celebration 4-9 PM on Tuesday, March 5. There will be food specials including mojo shrimp & grit cakes, chicken & sausage gumbo, and king cake. Cocktail specials will include a New Orleans hurricane, Pimm’s iced tea, and Blackberry on Bourbon Street.
West Memphis in May? The mayor of West Memphis says that Memphis in May officials reached out to him and said that they were not happy with the list of proposed alternate sites for Music Fest in 2020 while Tom Lee Park will be under construction. The mayor quickly threw his hat in the ring, and is making a presentation to Memphis in May officials to try and bring the festival across the bridge. He has identified three spots that could be suitable. The mayor says West Memphis is willing to do “whatever we can that’s reasonable.” West Memphis wouldn’t be my first choice, but it’d be better than relocating to, say, Shelby Farms. If they got Southland to throw in a major sponsorship package, it could be an offer that’s too good to refuse.
The Orpheum will reveal its 2019-20 Broadway season tomorrow at 6 PM, and you can watch on Facebook Live as it happens. Learn about the shows coming to Memphis next season, and how you can have first pick of tickets by becoming a season ticket holder.
Country singer Jerry Patton plays Tin Roof this afternoon at 3.
That’ll do it. Slow news day. Or it could just be that I missed some news. I’ve been playing around with trying to get a version of Portable Linux, booted off a USB stick, to revive a computer that’s been dead since November. I’m 0 for 3 on installations so far, but I’ve decided to take the mindset of Thomas Edison and just keep failing and failing until I succeed. Back tomorrow with more news.