Wednesday update

Tickets for Cooper-Young Beerfest are now on sale. The festival will be held on the parking lot at 795 Cooper Saturday, October 9 from 1 to 5 PM. Due to Shelby County’s surge in COVID cases, attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination. You will either need to show your CDC vaccination card or a photo of your card on your phone. Need to get vaccinated? Here’s info on where to get that done.

Buy a $10 ticket to today’s 12:15 matinee game between the Memphis Redbirds and the Louisville Bats using coupon code CONCESSIONS and you will receive a $10 voucher you can spend at the concession stands.

Artisanal gelato company Zio Matto will sell their product at FedExForum this season. The company is the creation of filmmakers Ryan Watt and Matteo Servente.

A health and nutrition bar may open at 145 Madison, on the south side of Madison just east of Second. A look at Google StreetView reveals that to be the building between Havana’s Pilon and Fam.

Rachel Maxann and Mike Hewlett play South Main Sounds, 550 S. Main, this Friday at 7.

Arkansas’ coach Sam Pittman is delivering the culture change that led to Saturday’s win over Texas.

From Lonely Planet: For the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the movement continues

Today is National Double Cheeseburger Day, a good day to walk down to Dyer’s on Beale Street and get a double-double.

The outer bands of Tropical Depression Nicholas will pass through the area today. Periods of heavy rain are possible.

Time for me to do some professional writing. Gotta earn the right to go out and celebrate. Back tomorrow with more news.