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Cherry Rd. 38117
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
In conjunction with the I Love Memphis Blog, the Memphis Botanic Garden is the official kickoff party for 901 Day. Come show everyone how much you love Memphis with free admission to the Garden, live music and refreshments. For more information, memphisbotanicgarden.com.
679 Adams Avenue, Victorian Village
Di Anne Price at the piano from 9:30-11:30 P.M.
DJ Lil Red Radio plays soul classics upstairs from 11-30 P.M.-3 A.M.
21+ — No cover — Drink specials!
The three day COCHON Heritage BBQ event continues on Saturday September 1 (which also happens to be International Bacon Day) with a Bloody Mary & Benton’s Bacon Tailgate party, a COCHON 5.55K fun-run with Laura Werlin, and a “Man vs. BBQ” eating challenge featuring some of the weekend’s competing chefs and sponsors at the area’s top BBQ joints. Satellite events include an array of cultural attractions, and of course, college football. Tickets to Saturday happenings begin at $50. Additional information can be found at http://www.heritagebbq.com
The University of Memphis Department of English faculty will be invading all our favorite coffee shops to do our favorite thing – read books by Memphis authors! Look for us wearing Tiger Blue and stop by to get a bookmark and recommendations for what to read next.
Email us at email@example.com to find out where we will be and at what time.
Mud Island River Park
Free Guided Riverwalk Tours at 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Museum Lobby (2nd floor).
Explore our amazingly detailed, five-block model of the Lower Mississippi River during one of our free Guided Riverwalk Tours. Learn some history as you follow the Big Muddy from its confluence with the Ohio to our 1.3-million-gallon Gulf of Mexico.
1987 Indian Village Drive 38109
Come out to the museum from 10am -1pm for free admission! Enjoy an educational program, pinch pottery craft, and atlatl throwing demonstration.
1471 E Brooks Rd 38116
Hey y’all, come celebrate 901 Day with a good, old fashioned barn raising. Bring wheelbarrows, shovels, work gloves, if you’ve got ‘em. And if you don’t got ‘em, just bring yourself! We’ll be building and painting a small barn and filling raised beds. I’ll provide the beer, but bring a potluck dish to share. Kids are welcome. Let’s celebrate food, farms, and Memphis!
The Brass Door
152 Madison Ave. 38103
2549 Broad Ave 38112
Write “901″ on your forehead, and come by the store for 15% off ANYTHING! Including Bikes! All Day!
Celebrate 901 Day the classy way– grab your bike, stay inside the white lines and journey with us through the vibrant scenes of Midtown on September 1st!
***2:30 – 3:45: Broad Ave. at Jack Magoo’s***
***4 – 5:15: Cooper-Young at Young Avenue Deli***
***5:30 – ???: Overton Square at Bosco’s***
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Bike and drink responsibly! While we are choosing the most bike-friendly routes we can, take care of yourself and your friends and use your best judgment when you’ve had enough.
1916 Madison Ave. 38104
Tobey Skate Park
2599 Avery 38112
All ages welcome! Skateboards and protective gear will be provided. Free event!
Meet at the gazebo at the East Parkway entrance of Overton Park
Church Health Center is hosting a 3 mile run/walk around the Old Forest at Overton Park. Join us on 9/01 Day whether you’re an avid runner or a beginning walker.
This run/walk will serve as a training run for our Church Health Center 5K/10K through midtown on October 20. Start training with us, and help us inspire this city to get moving!
First Congregational Church
1000 S Cooper 38104
The Memphis Repertory Orchestra kicks our their 3rd season of providing the Memphis community with free access to the great classical masterworks. Free concert begins at 8:00 at First Congregational Church in Cooper-Young.
Kegs for Kicking Cancer
Metro67 Rooftop – Downtown Memphis
8:00 p.m. — $10 donation requeted
Five Memphis 20-somethings are running the St. Jude Relay Marathon and they are throwing a block party – Memphis style, on the Metro 67 Rooftop overlooking the river- to raise funds to help end childhood cancer.
KEGS for KICKING CANCER will be an awesome rooftop dance party with a live DJ, beer flowing like the Mississippi, and so much fun that you will hate yourself if you miss it. $10 donation requested, more if you’re feeling generous. There’s no better way to support one of the most amazing institutions Memphis has to offer on 901 Day than drinking beer and dancing your butt off with a spectacular view. Doors open at 8:00pm.
603 Monroe Ave 38103
Java Trio all night long! 901 Day Special: Domestic longneck buckets 5 for $11.
Brister Street Productions presents… Mr. P’s 901 DAY FOOD DRIVE & COOK OUT!!!
Time: TBA – early evening ’til night time most likely
Where: Mr. P’s Buffalo Wings Plus
546 S. Highland 38111
Come donate canned goods and nonperishables to a good cause and receive 10% off certain menu items.
Get ready for LIVE MUSIC, HOT WINGS, and plenty of COLD BEER!
We will be grilling in the parking lot so come down to Mr. P’s Buffalo Wings Plus and get some mouth watering memphis eats smoking straight off the grill!
Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market
The Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market will be open from 8am until 1pm. We will feature a cooking demonstration by Logan Guleff, a local 10 year old boy whose award winning recipes recently sent him all the way to the white house!
Rhodes Community Service Meet & Greet
Rhodes College, Refectory Dining Hall, Hyde Hall.
Rhodes College Kinney Community Service Program will be hosting a meet-and-greet with the student coordinators for service at Rhodes. Current and incoming Rhodes students will be able to learn about all the various service opportunities in all different topics of service. Community organizations, other college students and anyone else interested in learning about service in Memphis is welcome.
Main Street between Union and Peabody Place
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Featuring Al Kapone, Star & Micey, Bluff City Backsliders, Freeworld feat Herman Green and Nokie Taylor, Preston Shannon, Deering & Down, Vending Machine, Devil Train and more!
We’re a throwing party and everyone’s invited! Help us make it the best one yet. Bring a blanket and join us for a fun filled evening of music, food + friends at Patriot Lake in Shelby Farms Park.
Music: Jeff Hulett + Pezz
Food: Marks Grill + Tamale Trolley
Treats: Parker’s Water Ice
Drinks: Ghost River Beer + mixed drinks
Door Prizes: mountain bike + more!
Cost: $10 nonmenber/ Free for members (Become a member at the event or visit www.shelbyfarmspark.org.)
All proceeds benefit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the nonprofit organization that manages and operates Shelby Farms Park + Shelby Farms Greenline.
Cotton Museum — Free 901 Day Tour
The Cotton Exchange Building
65 Union Avenue 38103.
Meet in the Gift Shop on the first floor at 12pm.
Come explore a Memphis of the past at the historic Cotton Museum in downtown Memphis, where we’re re-discovering the American South and telling the dynamic story of the plant that built the Bluff City. In celebration of 901 Day, we’ll be hosting a free tour at noon for the public.
YoLo Midtown – Special Memphis gelato flavors!
YoLo will be developing three special gelato flavors to recognize the heritage of Memphis and the mid-South. Our flavors include 1) Peanut butter and banana sandwich 2) Mississippi Mud and 3) Tiger Butter.
Music by local musicians El Burro, Noah Glenn, and Caleb Sigler, as well as a moon bounce for the kids, and BBQ available for purchase from Pig-N-Out BBQ. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, as well as some bug spray (this is Memphis, after all!). We’re also suggesting you BYOB, if you’re into that sort of thing. Learn more at www.ve901day.com.
2120 Madison Ave. 38104
Join us as we celebrate a new craft beer in honor of Boscos Cycling – the Derailleur Ale! A portion of the proceeds from each beer sold will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We will have live music on the patio and plenty of Boscos Cycling t-shirts and Derailleur Ale for sale!
Online Events and Discounts
The National Foundation for Transplants will be giving away special organ-themed Redbirds t-shirts to anyone who donates a minimum of $25 on 9/01. Anyone who clicks the 901 Day link to our blog will see a fun Memphis-themed video, be able to register to become an organ donor, and can make a donation to NFT.
In honor of 901 Day, we are offering a 50% discount off our first-of-its-kind, customizable curriculum. To bless others with our 901 love, feel free to share this coupon with those outside of the Bluff City as well!
For information and details, visit www.downlinebuilder.com. Watch our promo video, see a live demo, and browse our endorsements. When you’re ready to sign up for an account, enter “welovememphis” at checkout to receive your 50% discount.
A $10.00 discount on a Memphis BBQ Restaurant Tastin’ Tour! Y’all ready to savor the flavor? We tour around Memphis to taste authentic, mouth-watering BBQ…Memphis style! Dry-rubbed or saucy wet ribs, pulled pork, BBQ nachos and spaghetti; they are all regional favorites designed to make you fall in love with Memphis all over again.
The Memphis BBQ tour begins at 3pm at the Hampton Inn on Beale Street, 175 Peabody Place. Seats are limited, Advanced purchase is required. Use discount code 901BBQ to discount your ticket price $10.00. Look for the giant whisk to find LimoLance, your tour guide!