The Commercial Appeal’s arts writer Skiptopher M. Blank has a good article about this weekend’s RiverArtsFest in the South Main district, including a schedule of the acts that will perform on various stages. Check it out if you plan on heading down there.
As with most festivals, there will be beer stands, and although I haven’t heard the prices yet, most festivals run them in the $3-4 range for domestics. However, you should know that there is a value beer drinking option on the festival route: Calhoun’s, which sells PBR for $1.50. By the way, that’s not a festival price, that’s an every-day price. Calhoun’s is on G.E. Patterson Avenue, in the same building that houses the Arcade, all the way to the east end of the building next to the cheesecake place.
Furthermore, when you buy your beer at Calhoun’s, it will be served to you by hotties. My BFF and former Saucer girl Lauren is the day bartender on the weekends, and she’ll be there pouring PBR (and other beers, if your tastes aren’t as exquisite as mine). Furthermore, since the owner Max anticipates a high sales volume for the festival, he asked Lauren to recommend a second bartender to help out on Saturday, and she recruited another former Saucer girl, Jamie. Looks like I’ll be spending a lot of time at Calhoun’s during RiverArtsFest. This kind of violates my “no side trips during festivals” rule that I’ve had the past year or so, but this is an unusual circumstance worthy of an exception.
See you at RiverArtsFest tomorrow. Another post to come later today with pics of “Killer” the lost dog.