Friday update #2

The 2017 BBQ Fest schedule has been released. Although Wednesday is now a public day, the park will not open to the public until 5 PM. There will be Sauce Wrestling Wednesday night 6:30-7:30.

A sellout crowd of 10,220 watched the Battle of the Birds at AutoZone Park last night. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Memphis Redbirds, 9-3. The Redbirds’ home opener is April 11. The Daily News has a report.

Memphis Made is having a Grizzlies watch party Sunday starting at 2 PM (2:30 tip-off vs. the Lakers). I Love Memphis, Grizzly Bear Blues, and Grizz Essentials are teaming up for this one. The game will be on the big screen, limited edition beers will be on tap, and the Gourmade food truck will be onsite. There will be ticket and swag giveaways. is a local charitable organization that promotes the building and flying of radio-controlled drones. Their goal is to extend the educational and scientific purposes of aviation advancement. A week from tomorrow, Saturday, April 8, they will have a fun and family-friendly event, Tiny Whoop Drone Race, at High Cotton 6-10 PM. They will race drones around the brewery. All ages are invited to race or watch, and if you’re 21+ you’re invited to enjoy a pint or two as well.

The 6th annual Harbor Town Crawfish Festival will happen Saturday, April 15 from 11 AM to 9 PM at Movie & Pizza Company (soon to be Bluff City Pizza Company). The event benefits the Mid-South Food Bank and the Maria Montessori School in Harbor Town. Crawfish and cold beer will be for sale, and there will be live music. $5 admission, or bring two canned goods for the Food Bank.

I plan to happy hour at the Silly Goose after work then hit South Main Trolley Night. In particular I plan on stopping by Earnestine & Hazel’s to hear the E&H Band and to drop some money in the bucket for Keenon. Keenon has had medical issues the past few months and has been unable to work. It’s time for the community to come together and take care of him, the way he has taken good care of us for so many years.

Back tomorrow with more news.