Nightlife

“The coldest story ever told... but better each time,” says Kori Wallace, the leader of KO & The Crew. After a successful rent party to close out last year, the band is back! KO & The Crew returns to the legendary ‘Sounds Good Memphis Stage’ on Friday, July 26th at 8...
When history and culture converge at the historic Robert R. Church Park in downtown Memphis June 14-16, revelers on the grounds will experience the best that the Juneteenth Urban Music Festival has to offer. “We’re working hard to bring Memphis the best in music, food and entertainment,” said Telisa Franklin,...
The Beale Street Music Festival, a cultural buffet known as “The Fest,” returned for its special Bicentennial year, once again taking over Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis for a musical celebration spanning the first weekend in May. As always, this year’s ongoing edition featured an array of talent from...
Cardi B, who recently became the first female to receive Best Rap Album honors at the Grammys, will be among the first-time headliners at the 2019 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival. Fresh off of a record-setting 2018, the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival announced its 2019...
by Dr. Earle J. Fisher --  On April 29, 2018, Jennifer Schulte called the police because she saw two African-American men using a public park charcoal grill in Oakland, Calif. Schulte, now referred to as “BBQ Becky,” saw black people in public – enjoying themselves – and projected suspicion upon...
For a night and for the culture, KO & The Crew is hosting an old school rent party at The Bluff on Highland. “Rent Party: A 90s Tribute” is set for Friday (Dec. 28), kicking off at The Bluff (535 Highland) at 8 p.m. A rent party (sometimes called a house...
“The WKND Experience is unapologetically our own. We don’t pattern ourselves after anyone. So expect to have a great time with great people. Expect great service and a great product. Expect an atmosphere that makes you want to return.” Take that from Joe Johnson, who owns WKND Hang Suite, along...
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Kafé Kirk is Kirk Whalum's love letter to his hometown, as well as a chance to bring some of the musically gifted friends he's made over the years to Memphis. But he's also made a holiday tradition of "The Gospel According to Jazz," a love letter, well, to the...
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Memphis Challenge will give a warm welcome to winter on December 7 with its “Jazzin’ Around 7” concert, featuring a headlining performance from international recording artist, Johnny Britt. Britt will perform material from his critically-acclaimed “Marvin Meets Miles” project and his latest single, “So Hot,” which features Najee and Paul Brown. His new song, “Christmas...
It was an evening of soul, gospel, jazz, and blues at the 22nd Annual W. C. Handy Heritage Awards celebrating the 145th birthday of the “Father of the Blues,” W. C. Handy. Presented by the W. C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum and Heritage Tours, the awards paid tribute to...