Fri update: Brewery Untapped, South Main Trolley Night, new Handy Park concert series, MIFA job opening

We’re thinking about getting a large Downtowners/Moody Ques/Squeal Street group together to do a takeover of Tennessee Brewery Untapped on its last day, Sunday, June 1. I put it out there on Facebook a little while ago but wanted to mention it here too for those who aren’t on Facebook or don’t check it often. If you want to meet up shoot me a text. It looks like we will be starting fairly early, with some of the group getting there right at opening at 11. I doubt I will get there THAT early (after all it would be rude to not stop at Bardog for a beer) but I should be down there by 1.

It’s South Main Trolley Night, with excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment in the South Main District from 6 to 9 tonight. There will be entertainment by Yancy and Yancy @ D’Edge, Joe Sanders & Friends @ Art Jamn, Joe Guyton @ Charlotte, Mara Danielle @ Sache, Eric Crays & 30 Paces @ Chapman Furniture, Ashlee K. Thomas & Ashlee Wilson @ Memphis Thing, Swampkatz @ Bocce Ball Court, Pistol & the Queen @ Earnestine & Hazel’s (9 p.m.), Savannah Long @ Green Beetle, Chelsea Chandler @ Douglas & Associates, and Isis Dance Academy @ Ghost Lot. There will be a reception for Inspired by Marisol: A Sculptural Response at Cafe Pontotoc. Vendors will include Pink Pig Apparel, Kingfish Metal Works, Art by Meredith Wilson, Kari Fieskes Jewelry. The weather is looking beautiful for tonight and spring Trolley Nights always get packed, so why not throw on a tube top and come on out? Or, if you don’t have a tube top, you can buy one at the shops on South Main.

There’s going to be a new Friday night outdoor concert series called Memphis Jams on Beale, presenting free outdoor concerts at Handy Park (the pavilion at Third and Beale) Fridays at 6:30 PM. Here is the lineup so far:

June 6: Memphis Music Foundation presents Chinese Connection Dub Embassy
June 13: United States Navy Band Showcase
June 20: Goner Records presents Jack Oblivion & The Sheiks, The Nots, Tyler Keith & The Apostles
June 27: Shangri-La Records presents Marcella and Her Lovers
July 11: Memphis Music Foundation presents Dead Soldiers
July 25: Shangri-La Records presents The Grifters
August 1: Nancy Apple’s Rhythm & Roots Revival

There’s a Development Officer position open at MIFA. Details here.

That’s it for now. Unsure whether I am going to Italian Fest or Trolley Night tonight, so the idiot who follows me everywhere (except to my BBQ team booth) will have to deal with incomplete information. Happy weekend everyone.