Memphis Music & Heritage Festival the best ever

I spent most of today at the Center for Southern Folklore’s Memphis Music & Heritage Festival, and it was without a doubt the best one ever. Here are some pics: (click them to see them full size)

Puppeteer Jimmy Crosthwait with a sabre-toothed tiger.

Crosthwait with fellow Sunday bruncher/regular blog reader John D. Wait, that isn’t John D, he doesn’t have a bottle of Bud Light in his hand.

No festival is complete without Chicken Fries.

The Flying Fish had a booth there, selling fish baskets and shrimp baskets.

Sauces had a booth selling mojitos. Stay tuned for an announcement about Sauces, and keep Thursday night free on your calendar if you like good drinks.

There was also a palm/tarot reading booth.

One of the bands. I didn’t do a very good job getting band names so some of the band shots will be uncaptioned.

The hardest working man at the festival, master of ceremonies IQ.

An American Indian dance troupe gets ready to perform.

EP Delta Kitchen chef Michael Patrick having fun at his cooking demo.

A classic Downtown Memphis photo.

I took about 40 more, and there will be a photo album once the weekend is over and I’ve rounded up all the pictures. Also, I took some bum pictures today, and those will go online as well, in a separate post. This blog seems to get more hits when I post pics of bums.

Also, I would be remiss in my duties as a blogger if I did not mention that regular blog reader Suzy had a tube top on. Looks like she went commando again too.

It’s a two-day festival, so you still have a day left to get down there and experience one of the best fests of the year.