Tue update: Memphis Music & Heritage Festival schedule, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Southern Prohibition beer launch, Pigskin Pickin’, Tennessee Brewery, Pink Pig back online

The Center for Southern Folklore has posted the schedule for this weekend’s Memphis Music & Heritage Festival on the center’s home page. This Saturday-Sunday festival features nearly 100 acts on five stages, as well as cooking demos and more. It happens on the Main Street Mall between Union and Peabody Place, as well as in the Center’s Folklore Store and Folklore Hall. It’s free to attend. This is one of my favorite festivals of the year.

The Orpheum has announced Cirque Dreams Holidaze for December 26, 27, and 28. It’s a cirque-style event, Broadway musical, holiday spectacular and family show all in one, with over 300 costumes, 20 acts, and 30 performers. Tickets go on sale September 5.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi’s Southern Prohibition Brewery is launching its products in Memphis Thursday, and what better place to do it than Blind Bear Speakeasy? There will be a launch party that night with blackjack, a gangster/flapper costume contest, and more. Here are the details:

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The MBJ has more information on Southern Prohibition’s debut in Memphis. The brewery’s beers will be available at Central BBQ and Flying Saucer as well, and the brewery will be at the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest in October.

The Flying Saucer’s “Pigskin Pickin'” event for its UFO members is this Saturday at 1. Celebrate the beginning of college football with a whole pig and complimentary beer. Here are the details:

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If you’re not a UFO Club member, you can join before or at the event. I think the fee is $18 and you get a T-shirt.

Billy Orgel’s developers are staying quiet on the subject of what will be done with the Tennessee Brewery during the 90-day due diligence period prior to the sale’s closing. However, one thing is for sure: There will not be another Brewery Untapped event in the building.

Tom Shelton’s Pink Pig Apparel brand is back online. You can purchase polos, T-shirts, and hats.

There is easily enough news for a second post today, so check back this evening for more.