Break out your BBQ restaurant cup collection and fire up your fave Memphis music playlist because 901 Day is almost here! The unofficial holiday we use to revel in all things lovable about the Bluff City falls on Labor Day weekend. There are a handful of fun happenings leading up to and on September 1st to help you celebrate this vibrant, soulful city we call home.
Monday, August 26
CHOOSE901’S 7 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS FOR 901 DAY
Monday, August 26 – Sunday, September 1
Starting on 8/26, keep your eyes glued to the Choose901 Instagram for a special giveaway each day leading up to 901 Day. Every giveaway is worth $100 or more. If you’re not already following us, you might want to start.
Thursday, August 29
6 PM – 8 PM, FedExForum
Turn your love of Memphis into action at Exposure presented by New Memphis. This year, all the fun is moving to FedExForum! Get involved and give back: meet 150+ local organizations and businesses. Join the cheering section and partake: they’ll have local bites and sips to fuel the fun. Free parking in the Gossett Motors Garage.
Highlights of the event include:
- Goldperms debuting his new album
- Performances by the Grizz Drumline, Grizz Girls, QCG Productions (Aerialists), and Beale Street Flippers
- Local Celebrity Bicentennial Games—a play on the Olympic Games with a Memphis Bicentennial twist!
- Local giveaways to the first 250 attendees (i.e. Mempops, Gibsons Donuts, Wiseacre Samples, Makeda’s Cookies, Nikki’s Chips, and more!)
- Scavenger Hunt with a tablet donated by Gant Systems as a grand prize
- 200+ local Memphis organizations to plug attendees into their city
Everyone’s welcome: Exposure is FREE to attend. Please RSVP!
Saturday, August 31
Have yourself a merry little 901 Day Eve with a Memphis-themed treat on us! Stop by Sweet LaLa’s Bakery in the Regalia Shopping Center for a complimentary 901 Day signature treat courtesy of Choose901. Choose from a TN Cookie or a Jumbo Marshmallow Popper. One free treat per person until they run out.
Railgarten will celebrate all things Memphis with an all-day, family-friendly event featuring local vendors, local beer, food, fun and lots of live music.
2 PM- Chinese Connection Dub Embassy (CCDE) will kick things off in honor of late band leader Omar Higgins, with their special blend of reggae, ska, and hip-hop.
4 PM – Memphis favorites, Lucky Seven Brass Band, will follow delighting attendees with a New Orleans — Memphis fusion of soul, rock, pop, and rap.
6 PM – City favorites Star & Micey take the stage featuring an all-star set of local musicians.
8 PM – Birthday celebration for MJG featuring Memphis rap legends 8Ball and MJG.
DJ Siphne Aaye, Memphian by way of New Orleans, will spin between live music sets and host one of her legendary dance parties, at 10:30 PM, inside the Ping Pong bar to close out the night.
901 DAY NERF CELEBRATION
12 PM – 2 PM, Railgarten
Celebrate 901 Day with a Nerf Battle at Railgarten! As an added bonus they’ll have sprinklers, great music, and much more. $10 to Participate (They’ll provide Safety Glasses, Nerf Gun, Ammo, and Flags). Purchase your tickets ahead of time to receive an AMMO PACK UPGRADE on the day of the event. You’re welcome to BYO equipment pending approval on-site by Railgarten staff. Deluxe Party Package includes 110 rounds of ammo and upgraded blaster.
901 DAY AT LOFLIN YARD – OFFICIAL DOWNTOWN PARTY
11 AM – 10 PM
Celebrate the only holiday that really matters – 901 Day – with Loflin Yard this year! Food and Drink specials happening ALL DAY and more TBA soon! Stay tuned. All Ages, Dogs Welcome.
901 DAY CERRITO BINGO
4 PM, Loflin Yard
Celebrate 901 Day by playing to Cerrito Bingo at Loflin Yard! On this special day of Sunday Funday Cerrito Bingo, all players wearing a Memphis themed shirt or outfit will get an extra card. Win a special prize if you bing on a 9, 0 or 1. Find out more ways to get an extra bingo card: http://www.cerritolive.com/cerrito-bingo/how-to-get-an-extra-bingo-card/
901 DAY AT MAKEDA’S COOKIES
1 PM – 7 PM at Makeda’s Cookies Downtown
Enjoy specials all day long on those iconic butter cookies and more.
SKY ZONE MEMPHIS 901 DAY
12 PM – 4 PM
On Sunday 9/01/19 from 12-4 pm you can get a 2 hour jump for… 9 + 0 + 1 = $10. That’s a 2-hour jump for only $10, so come out and join in the fun. *Restrictions apply. Waiver required. Skysocks Sold Separately.
Head down to Crosstown Brewing on Sunday from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm for live music featuring The Late Greats, outdoor games, and goodies from MyCityRides and Crosstown Brewing. Grub Food Truck will be on-site to satisfy all hunger cravings, and there will be of course all the beer you could ever want! It’ll be a Sunday Funday you won’t want to miss.
Explore Bike Share will offer a special monthly membership price of $9.01 available for purchase between Sunday, September 1 and Saturday, September 7 in honor of 901 Day. The 901 Day monthly memberships will activate upon first ride, allowing users to ride for 30 days at the discounted price. The special 901 Day membership price will publish on midnight Sunday morning at explorebikeshare.com.
In honor of 901 Day, Mempho Music Festival is running a special for weekend passes. From now until Tuesday, September 3 at noon, you can purchase a Weekend Pass for $90.10 using the Promo Code 901MEM.