Memphis has always marched to its own beat. Pyramid in the skyline? Barbecue in an alley? Dancing ducks in a lobby? If we believe in it, we’re doing it. There’s always something new and exciting to do, someone with a story to tell, and an idea being put into motion around here – that’s what gives Memphis soul, and we’re proud of that. Stay in the loop by checking out what’s new and trending in Memphis, and don’t forget to share your story, too.

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We Outside This Juneteenth!

By: Brianna Smith-Herman Memphis is the mecca for black history and the fight for freedom in America. Juneteenth marks the very end of slavery in the United States. It commemorates the date of June 19, 1865, when the last African-American slaves held in Confederate states were finally freed by the Union army. Celebrate Juneteenth in the […]

Music

Five Questions with Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis is wearing a lot of hats these days and making them all look really good. He’s mentoring emerging artists through his work at The Consortium MMT, he’s collaborating with GRAMMY-award-winners, he’s getting ready to take his music on the road – and so much more. After we heard his most recent single “Forty-Five […]

Culture

Celebrating Juneteenth: Carl Bledsoe Jr.

In celebration of Juneteenth, We Are Memphis is focusing on sharing stories from our Black community. While the holiday commemorates freedom, for so many Black Memphians (and Black communities across the country), it’s about so much more! With the many stories and perspectives to share, we’ve sat down with the city’s favorite creatives, influencers, civic […]

Music

Five Questions with The Poet, Havi

By: Ezra Wheeler For the past few years, Havier Green, known artistically as The Poet, Havi, has been one of Memphis’ most iconoclastic and subversive creators. As a musician, he seems just as comfortable making boastful bangers as he does personal odes to love, a chameleon-like trait that sets him apart from his peers. As […]

Culture

Celebrating Juneteenth: Sarai Payne

In celebration of Juneteenth, We Are Memphis is focusing on sharing stories from our Black community. While the holiday commemorates freedom, for so many Black Memphians (and Black communities across the country), it’s about so much more! With the many stories and perspectives to share, we’ve sat down with the city’s favorite creatives, influencers, civic […]