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Save the Date: A Night at the Lorraine


Join the National Civil Rights Museum for a night of music, dancing, food and fun all to celebrate the history of the Lorraine Motel.

  • When: Saturday June 4
  • Where: National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St.
  • Time: 7pm
There will be food from local Memphis restaurants, music from the 60’s, live and silent auctions and a special museum experience. Tickets are $75 for general admission or $150 for VIP.

>>Click HERE for tickets<<

Owners Walter and Loree Bailey bought the establishment in 1945, naming it the Lorraine Motel after the popular Nat King Cole song “Sweet Lorraine.”  The Baileys worked to create a welcoming place, a home-away-from-home, for African American travelers and Memphians.
Connie Dyson
Marketing Communication Manager

The Lorraine Motel is full of Memphis history, from host Stax Records performers to providing an integrated place for people in the segregated South.
We recognize this sacred space that is the Lorraine not only for what happened the fateful April 4 evening, but also for it being the people’s landmark of empowerment and musical heritage.
Connie Dyson
Marketing Communications Manager
Check out the National Civil Rights Museum’s video on how the Lorraine Motel became the National Civil Rights Museum.

For more information on the Night at the Lorraine, visit the event page

For more information on the National Civil Rights Museum, visit their website. 
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