Now is the Time. Memphis is the Place.

Looking for events and other things to do in Memphis? We’ve curated the best the Bluff City’s got:

Get Loud Weekly Concert Series (June 5-Aug 12)

Memphis Travel is hosting a FREE concert series in Handy Park on Beale Street (and the park is newly renovated!). The shows kick off on Saturday, June 5th, but all of the other shows are on Thursdays.

 

Art of a Scientist: Recent works of Dr. Gopal Murti (June 7-30)

Like all us, Dr. Gopal Murti spent the last year in isolation—and everything that transpired, both the good and the bad, inspired him to pick up a paint brush. Art of Scientist features the 40+ works of art that he created during the pandemic, and you’re invited to make your way to the Memphis Botanic Garden to see what it looked like when time stood still for him.

Memphis Redbirds Home Games (June 8-13, 29-30)

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What would summer in Memphis be without the Memphis Redbirds? Catch one of their games and find out all the reasons why AutoZone Park remains one of Memphians’ favorite places to be. Buy your tickets now.

Commemorating Juneteenth in Memphis

June 19th is a pivotal point in American history, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

We, as a society, landmark various historical occasions with gatherings and celebrations, and a handful of local organizations are doing just that—providing spaces to boast all facets of Blackness in light of where Black America has been and where it’s going.

Bluff City Balloon Jamboree (June 19-20)

The first annual Bluff City Balloon Jamboree will be held June 19-20 on Maynard Way in Collierville. The festival will include many events including hot air balloons, morning balloon launch, carnival rides, arts and crafts, live music, and more! Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children ages 4-14.

 

The Great Wine Performances at Playhouse on the Square (July 27)

Playhouse on the Square is bringing 10 exciting shows to life and pairing them with 10 different wines to create an evening guests won’t forget in celebration of their 50th anniversary as show stopping production.

That’s not all the events there are! Mark your calendars for:

 

SUMMER CAMPS:

University of Memphis Virtual Summer Music Camp: June 21-24

Middle and High School Band, Choir, and Orchestra Students are invited to explore related areas of music through a variety of electives – songwriting, digital music making, basic improvisation, video basics, audio basics, conducting basics, and intro to fiddling.

PRIZM Ensemble’s In-Person 2021 Chamber Music Camp: June 21-26 & June 28-July 1

PRIZM’s chamber music camp is an intensive program, offering students a deeper dive into music education and technique, open to strings, woodwinds and brass instrument players.

PRIZM Ensemble’s Virtual Music Production for Beginners course: July 6th- 9th

Students will not only learn how to create, arrange and export music, but will also navigate industry standard interfaces, organize audio and MIDI clips, and automate tracks and effects.

Graceland Performing Arts Camp: July 13-18

While kids learn all about singing, acting and dancing during the day at camp, parents are free explore Memphis, relax by the pool at The Guest House at Graceland and enjoy Graceland Archives presentations and tours. Open to ages 6-18.

Arrow Creative:  Through July 30th

Summer Camps for Mini Makers ft. Drawing and Painting, Photography, Fashion, Ceramics, Printmaking and more taught by professional artists.

Germantown Performing Arts Center: Through July 23rd

GPAC offers opportunities for creative self-discovery through 1/2 day summer arts camps in dance, music, art and photography.

Memphis Humane Society: June 28th – July 1st//July 12th – July 15th

Kids join the Humane Society team for a “hands on” week of activities focused on animal care and responsible pet ownership.

What other fun times should we know about? Let us know in the comments!

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