Thur update: Live music, Farmers Market and lots more

I’ll start off this post with some live music recommendations for tonight. On Felicia Suzanne’s patio, the South Side Supper Club will perform for the weekly “Tacos & Tunes” event. In addition to the music, there will be $2 tacos and $5 margaritas. The party kicks off at 7 PM.

Later in the evening, my friends Pam & Terry play the Blind Bear. This husband and wife duo is so much fun and there does not seem to be a song they don’t know. They take the stage at 10.

At Loflin Yard tonight, Chris Milam & Band have a CD release party from 6 to 9. Tomorrow night the Gayoso Bayou Boys will play the Yard, also 6 to 9.

Happy birthday to the Macs! My friends Katie Mac and Charvey Mac turn another year older today. No they are not twins. Don’t forget that you can catch Charvey every Wednesday night at the Silly Goose from 10 PM to 1 AM. Charvey also plays the Double J as half of Six String Lovers Friday nights from 9 to 1.

The St. Jude Classic, the golf tournament held in Memphis, is coming up June 6-12. In conjunction with the tournament, AutoZone Park will turn into an extension of the course on Friday, June 3. That evening, fans can purchase a special $30 theme ticket that will give them a Field Box seat to that night’s ball game and a one-day ticket to the golf tournament. The golf ticket alone is a $30 value. First 1000 fans will get “Hush Y’all/Loud Y’all” paddles. Fans are encouraged to wear golf gear. There will be golf-themed games and activities, and the Redbirds will be wearing one-of-a-kind jerseys which will be auctioned off after the game. Following the game there will be a special Friday edition of fireworks.

This could be useful: a wristband that measures how drunk you are. It transmits the information to your phone. It’s called BACtrack Skyn.

If you love BBQ Fest, here’s an exhibit you should check out at South Main Trolley Night tomorrow: High on the Hog: Ten Years in the Pits will be an exhibit by photographer Lawrence Jasud following 10 years of BBQ Fest. You can see it at Circuitous Succession Gallery at 500 S. Second from 6 to 9 tomorrow evening.

It’s Time for a Patriotic Picnic is the theme at this Saturday’s Memphis Farmers Market. You can pick up everything you need to grill out at the Farmers Market – steaks, fresh fish, veggies to put on the grill. You can also buy ingredients for a nice side salad at the Market, and chips and dips too. For the benefit of any vegetarians reading this blog, I will mention that meat vendor Pigasus sells grillable BBQ tofu. Master Gardeners are back this Saturday from 9 to noon to answer all of your questions.

Hmmm… the Market should find a master gardener named Mary to volunteer. Then we could ask her, “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?”

… Okay, anyway, continuing with the Market… there will be live music by Emma Web 8:30 to 10 and Nick Parr 11 to 12:30. By the way, shout-out to Mark who books the music at the Market, the South Main Songwriter nights, and at various venues in the neighborhood. There is a lot more opportunity for musicians because of Mark’s vision. I appreciate all that you do for South Main, Mark.

The Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum will have a booth at the Market this Saturday. Stop by and see them and learn about what they are doing for National Train Day on June 4, right around the corner at Central Station. Real Good Dog will be adopting dogs at the Market. Local blogger/Farmers Market Foursquare mayor Paul Ryburn will be at the Market from 9:40ish until about 10:40. The Market happens every Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson.

As you all know, I am a HUGE fan of fresh produce. Therefore, I read every word of this week’s vendor chitchat with the folks from Roots Memphis Farm Academy, teaching the next generation of sustainable farmers. They currently have seven students growing at an “incubator” garden at Shelby Farms. They sell not only at farmers markets and through their CSA, but to Bleu, Bari, and Tsunami as well.

Seth from Best Memphis Burger has good things to say about the RAWK ‘N GRUB food truck. The truck named a burger after him, the Seth (I Hear Ya Callin’). DUDE!

That’s all for now. Tonight will be a bit of a late night, because I want to catch Pam & Terry at the Bear. With only a half day tomorrow, I should be able to deal with it. Possibly another post after work.