More Than Music and BBQ
(but okay, the music and BBQ are cool.)
Memphis' character is steeped in a rich history of diversity, creativity and commerce. From food to music to business, few cities can match Memphis' influence on modern culture.
That desire to innovate has led to a recent renaissance of sorts. A rapidly growing tech-startup scene, an explosion of local food options, breweries, indie arts and film, and a wave of urban revitalization have swept up Memphians young and old, creating a can-do, will-do spirit where you genuinely feel like anything's possible.
It's always been a great city, but now more than ever, Memphis is a city on the verge of greatness.
Bike, run or walk miles of greenlines, trails, parks and urban bike lanes in one of the nation's greenest cities.
Memphians live and breathe Tigers and NBA Grizzlies hoops, but Tiger fooball and baseball, along with AAA Redbirds baseball round out a full year's worth of sports.
The National Civil Rights Museum (history), Stax and Sun Studio (music), The Brooks and The Dixon (fine art), and The Pink Palace (eclectic weirdness) are just a few local faves.
Find live music seven nights a week, including free Levitt Shell concerts and shows a Hi-Tone Cafe, Minglewood Hall, FedExForum and dozes of venues small and large.
The Memphis in May World BBQ Championship is only the start. Local food fests celebrate everything from wings to crawfish to burgers and more.
Hit up weekend hotspots on the Highland Strip, Cooper-Young, Overton Square, Downtown, Broad Avenue, South Main Arts District and more.
Local staples include Indie Memphis (film), Gonerfest (music), Cooper-Young Fest (everything), Memphis in May/Beale Street Music Festival and numerous local arts, music and cultural events.
Touristy (but fun)
Tour your new hometown starting with Beale Street, Graceland, Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and the world's only Bass Pro Shops store in a pyramid.
Looking for things to do in Memphis? Check out Choose 901 and the I Love Memphis! Blog for suggestions on the best places to eat, upcoming events, and the ultimate guides to Memphis!