Garth Brooks is making a concert stop in Memphis early next year. He and Trisha Yearwood will play FedExForum Tuesday, February 4, 2017. Tickets go on sale December 2.
In other FedExForum news, the Grizzlies will start selling the gift that keeps on Grizzing beginning Friday for its Black Friday sale. These are six-game holiday packs starting at $90, and every pack includes a Grizzmas Ugly Sweater T-shirt and a $10 gift card to Bass Pro at the Pyramid, while supplies last. On Friday only, you get Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers for free with the purchase.
The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team hosts McNeese State tonight at 7 at FedExForum.
There’s a free comedy show tonight at High Cotton’s taproom. Charlie Vergos returns to the taproom with 30 minutes of new material, where he will be joined by P.J. Bomani, with D.J. Buckley and Aaron Weber from Nashville. Doors at 7, show at 7:30.
Forbes has an interview with Jared Kushner, Ivanka’s husband, who was the reason Trump won the election. In a secret back office Kushner and his team mined data and micro-targeted messages to reach particular audiences. The article is worth a read from a marketing and social media perspective as much as a political perspective. You’ll learn why Trump was able to pick off states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin that everyone assumed were part of Hillary Clinton’s blue wall.
Short post today… there’s never much news the week of Thanksgiving. If I hear of anything additional I will do a second post after work.