Friday update: Farmers Market news and more

We’re ready to serve is the theme of tomorrow’s Memphis Farmers Market. The market has fresh produce and meats that you can prepare later, but they also have food that is ready to eat now. This food is available in various forms: Food trucks, grab-and-go meals, and jars of jellies and salsas. The UTHSC College of Pharmacy will be there from 9 to 12 with information about stroke prevention. Pet adoptions by Real Good Dog Rescue 9 to 12. Live music by Eric Crays & Friends 11-12:30. The market runs from 7 AM to 1 PM at the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson.

Don’t forget that the kick-off party for RiverArtsFest happens tonight in South Main from 6 to 10. Live music and some of the vendors will be open. This is the only day of RiverArtsFest with free admission.

Also happening in the South Main district tonight is the Tennessee Whiskey Festival at Artspace Lofts.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert with fireworks tonight outside the Pyramid. Blankets and picnic baskets welcome.

I haven’t confirmed this myself yet, but I heard last night that the sushi restaurant on South Main in the former Grawemeyer’s space is now open.

Every year Ballpark Digest honors noteworthy accomplishments in the baseball world, whether it be major league, minor league, college, or any other form of organized baseball. This year the Digest gave an award to AutoZone Park, recognizing the significant renovations and improvements that happened when the St. Louis Cardinals bought the Memphis Redbirds and pumped millions of dollars into the Downtown baseball stadium.

Depending on weather, I will try to make it to the RiverArtsFest kickoff tonight. If it rains, I will be at my usual places in the Downtown core. Working from home today so I’m going to grab some chili from Court House Deli, then a few hours to the weekend.