Saturday update

Surprisingly, BlocBoy JB made his scheduled performance last night at Music Fest after being arrested Thursday night for being a felon in possession of a weapon. A search warrant was obtained for his home, and loaded guns, drugs, and a scale were found.

Sports Illustrated has a really good story on what happened to the AAF, the conference in which defunct pro spring football team the Memphis Express played.

SpinCult will host a 901 Community Ride in Health Sciences park this coming Wednesday, May 8 from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.

Just City is looking for a few good people to be volunteer court watchers. Court watchers encourage transparency and accountability in the legal system. Volunteers must take a three-hour training class and must be able to do at least one three-hour (9 AM to noon) session per month. Professional attire is requires, and phones must be turned off while in court.

Tipsy chess comes to Loflin Yard Thursday, May 16 at 7 PM. Given the location, a block away from BBQ Fest on what is considered by most to be the biggest party day of the festival, that is going to be some very tipsy chess indeed.

Gates open for Music Fest at 1 today with the first bands at 2:15 and 2:30. I hear tickets for Sunday are already sold out. Beware of buying tickets from people you do not know on the streets. Often those printed tickets scalpers sell are copies, and the bar code on them will only scan once.

I’m not going to any of Music Fest but it’s a shame they booked Cardi B and The Killers at practically the same time on two different stages. Those are two acts a lot of people want to see, and now they’ll have to choose.

The Saturday, June 8 Memphis 901 FC home game vs. the Indy Eleven will have a special ticket which is a Bluff City Sports Association fundraiser. $3 of every ticket’s cost will go to programs by OUT Memphis to help LGBTQ youth in the city.

If you’d like to hear live music but don’t want to get anywhere near Music Fest, Memphis Made Brewing Co. in Cooper-Young has a full slate of live music today.

The Cousins Maine Lobster food truck will be at the Ghost River taproom at Main and Crump today from 1 to 8 PM. Stop and get you some good grub before you head to Music Fest.

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more news. I’m headed out to Bardog this morning. For those of you who are fans of the place, Panda is back in town and working the bar this weekend.