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Sharing Stories: Catching Up with MenosMal’s Cecilia Martinez

We’re partnering with Latino Memphis to bring you Somos Memphis! A hub of content focused on sharing all the great endeavors, businesses, and more from Memphis’ Latinx community. The Latinx culture isn’t a monolith–there are so many vibrant cultural aspects, forms of expression, and […]

 

At the Brooks: On Christopher Street: Transgender Portraits by Mark Seliger

Pride Month may have been earlier this summer, but there are so many opportunities to plug into our local LGBTQIA+ community and support the many perspectives and voices across Memphis and the world! The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is adding to the conversation by presenting their latest […]

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Qemist Recommends: Bodywerk at The Green Room

This Saturday at the Green Room at Crosstown Arts, habibibeats will be presenting “bodywerk,” an exciting evening that aims to showcase the best of Memphis’ Black dance music scene. We sat down with Qemist, who will be performing that night, to learn more about “bodywerk” and the current state […]

 

WAMM Recommends: Week of September 20

From the We Are Memphis Music team, here’s a mix of live music picks we think you can’t afford to miss out on this week. Terror 6:30 p.m., Wednesday September 22, Growler’s $18 Click here to purchase tickets Over the past twenty years, few bands have embodied the spirit of hardcore quite like […]

 

Graham Winchester Recommends: Quintron and Miss Pussycat

Few Memphis musicians are as prolific, talented, and musically knowledgeable as Graham Winchester, the co-owner of Blast Habit Records and the drummer for some of Memphis’ finest bands. In a week absolutely packed with great live music options, we reached out to Graham to help us pinpoint […]

 

Venue Profile: The Green Room at Crosstown Arts

By: Zachary Corsa The mythology and folklore of music in the Bluff City lingers through generations, conjuring visions of mournful acoustic blues plucked on the porches of sharecroppers’ shacks, the neon bustle of Beale in its prime, and the smooth soul grooves of Stax Records. But beneath such […]

 

Siente El Ritmo: Mid-South Bugalu Podcast by Alexander Parker

We’re partnering with Latino Memphis to bring you Somos Memphis! A hub of content focused on sharing all the great endeavors, businesses, and more from Memphis’ Latinx community. The Latinx culture isn’t a monolith–there are so many vibrant cultural aspects, forms of expression, and […]

 

WAMM Recommends: Week of September 13

From the We Are Memphis Music team, here’s a mix of live music picks we think you can’t afford to miss out on this week. WYXR Lou Bond LP Listening Party 6-8 p.m., Tuesday September 14, Memphis Listening Lab $10 suggested donation Click here to RSVP Okay, so this one isn’t technically live […]

 

We’re all Made to Dream: Made to Dream Co. by Allie Arcos

We’re partnering with Latino Memphis to bring you Somos Memphis! A hub of content focused on sharing all the great endeavors, businesses, and more from Memphis’ Latinx community. The Latinx culture isn’t a monolith–there are so many vibrant cultural aspects, forms of […]

 

Live this month // September 2021 Playlist

We want to make it easy for you to discover something new, so each month we’ll be putting together a Spotify mix of some of the artists playing live around Memphis in the next few weeks. Press play whenever and press pause when you hear something you love – you’ll be able to see them […]

 

WAMM Recommends: Week of September 6

From the We Are Memphis Music team, here’s a mix of live music picks we think you can’t afford to miss out on this week. John Williams & the A440 Band 8 p.m., Friday September 10, Railgarten Free If we had our way, everyone in Memphis would have the singular experience of seeing the A440 […]

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In The News

Did you know Memphis was named America’s most charitable city by the Chronicle of Philanthropy? Did you know Memphis was just named #1 on Inc. Magazine’s “Opportunity Index”? Did you know Memphis was named the top city for Black Owned Businesses by Blacktech Week? Memphis is making news! Check out some of our latest media coverage.

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City Culture

Memphis has changed the world… and we’re not done yet! We are a city of doers, dreamers and believers. We create, we invent, we experiment. That’s what drives this unstoppable city. Here along the mighty Mississippi, people and ideas mix here to do something magical and redefine the world around us. Now a new generation is taking its turn, hungry to make an impact and create change yet again.

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Government

Memphis is home to an array of government agencies that provide critical services to those who live in, work in and visit our city. Here’s a look at the major government services available to you in the City of Memphis.

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History of Memphis

Memphis- like all cities, has a history of both highs and lows. We’ve been touched by the best of mankind, but also the worst. The one constant in Memphis, however, is our relentless pursuit of positive change to make our city a better place.

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Memphis Facts

We Memphians have a little swagger in our step. Our town is home to world famous music, the best food, and that little something extra that pushes us over the edge. We’ve got a lot to be proud of in Memphis. We know who and what we are―and now it’s your turn to find out.

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Our Future

We are dreamers in Memphis. We give more, we have hope and we believe. We take action, compete and persevere. We are young and energetic, creative and innovative. We are the future—and the progress and future of Memphis is bright.

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Memphis has one of the richest, most diverse, and cultured art environments in the world. Our city is home to world-class theaters, ballet performers, museums, orchestras and artists of all types. The Memphis arts scene We’ve heard some rumors that other art scenes around the country are […]

 

City Culture

It Takes Soul… It takes soul to find a rhythm that’s all your own, to give more than you take, and to change the world around you. It takes soul to be a Memphian. Soul defined a new generation of sound. Soul transformed ideas into empires. Soul is going to give the world cures. Each […]

 

Government

Honesty. Excellence. Responsiveness. Safety. These Memphis values are at the core of every Memphis city council decision made, every initiative launched, every action taken. The values exist so that our city, residents, employees and partners can thrive. We make sure government in Memphis lives […]

 

History of Memphis

Juneteenth in Memphis Juneteenth doesn’t just celebrate freedom–for so many Black Memphians (and Black communities across the nation), it’s a day to unapologetically celebrate Black joy, expression, accomplishment and so much more. From the movers and shakers who are leading the path to a […]

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Qemist Recommends: Bodywerk at The Green Room

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By: Brianna Smith-Herman Much like us, our pets are ready to be back outside… and social!  With Memphis being a heavy pet-friendly city, there’s more than likely a dog park not too far from your home. My canine diva child, Chilombo, absolutely enjoys social interaction with both dogs and other […]