Friday’s South Main Trolley Night will be one of the biggest ever

The last Friday of every month is Trolley Night on South Main. The shops and galleries open from 6 to 9 PM. Many of them have sales and discounts, and some of them offer free wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres to entice customers to come in.

This Friday will be the first of their “new, improved” trolley nights, and the South Main Arts District is really pulling out all the stops for this one. There will be a circus theme, with magicians, fire throwers, and sideshow acts. There will also be cotton candy, face painting and artisans, as well as music by a barbershop quartet, DJ Sean, and other bands.

At 9 there will be a free showing of the Indie Memphis award-winning film “Act One.” It’s presented by Old School Pictures and the Memphis Indie Film Festival.

You can also donate to the Red Cross at Trolley Night. They need your help so they can provide relief to victims of the recent flooding across Western and Middle Tennessee.

In addition, if you’re a member of the South Main Association, join the SMA in the parking lot next to Bluff City Coffee beginning at 6 PM. They’ll be grilling burgers, and they’ll have free Boscos beer for members. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up. Not a member? Enjoy the burgers and beer for a $5 donation, or they’ll be happy to sign you up as an SMA member.

There’s a chance of rain all week, but hopefully by Friday night it will have moved out. With highs predicted in the mid-80s, we should have some stellar weather to look forward to. Don’t forget that Friday night is also the Memphis Zombie Massacre, with the zombie march beginning in South Main. Lots to see and do. This looks like it will be one of the best Trolley Nights ever.