Wednesday update

The DMC has released an updated flyer for the Music on Main festival happening Friday. Although the main performances start at 6, you can catch live music as early as 2:30 in the afternoon in Barboro Alley. (Click the image to view it in a larger size)

A rock legend is coming to Downtown Memphis. Nick Mason is the drummer for Pink Floyd and the only musician who was a member of that band throughout its entire existence. He and his band Saucerful of Secrets will tour North America in 2022, where they’ll play early Floyd classics. They’ll be at the Cannon Center on February 9.

Good news about a Downtown business: Prospero plans to hire 300 new employees in the next 5 years and will move from One Commerce Square to the office building at 50 S. B.B. King. Prospero helps seniors get Medicare benefits that are already included in their plan, but which they may not be aware they are entitled to. I hear it is a great place to work.

Memphis Farmers Market is now accepting vendor applications for its Turkey Day Market (November 20) and its Homegrown Holiday Market (December 11). Email for more details. The last market of the regular season happens this Saturday.

The Memphis Redbirds, Memphis 901 FC, and AutoZone Park are looking for a Corporate Sales Account Executive. They’re looking for someone with at least 2 years sales experience in sports, broadcast, or entertainment, and who can be available to work some nights, weekends, and holidays.

Memphis 901 FC has a home match against FC Tulsa tonight in what is effectively a playoff game – the winner gets the 3 seed in the USL Central Division for the playoffs and the loser gets the 4 seed. $2 draft beers for those over 21 who attend. Watch the game on channel 906 (Comcast), 6 (Dish), or 5.5 (rabbit ears).

The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Portland for a game that will be nationally televised on ESPN tonight at 9.

Rumors are out that Pancho’s will close its two remaining restaurants at the end of this week to focus on the distribution of its dips to supermarkets. However, nothing official has been released. Employee “Anonymous” told the DM’s Jennifer Biggs Saturday would be the last day.

Could this be a marketing gimmick to drive business to the restaurants? Kudos to Pancho’s if that’s the game they’re playing. Few forces drive human emotions more than the feeling of scarcity.

Forbes has a look at the Hyatt Centric Hotel.

If you’re a systems integration nerd, you’ll enjoy this story about the challenge First Horizon faced merging its operations after acquiring IberiaBank.

Memphis Made Brewing Co. hosts its annual Bigfoot Festival this Saturday. There will be encounter stories, presentations by experts, and the latest videos suggesting the existence of Bigfoot. There will be a costume contest as well. $10 admission.

Today is American Beer Day. May I recommend the PBR?

I ended up getting sidetracked and I missed the DNA meeting last night. I’ll try again in November.

Back tomorrow with more news.