Arts to the Zoo: Places for Sparking Creativity in Memphis

Creativity is all around us in Memphis. Our many musical venues are obvious go-to destinations for soaking up creativity, but go looking and you’ll find lots of opportunities for appreciating creatives or being one. Here are some opportunities to help you get inspired. Cover Photo […]

 

How Music Continues to Shape and Grow Memphis Tourism

There’s no denying it — music defines Memphis. Roam the internet for stories about the nation’s top music cities, and Memphis always seems to make the list. That’s because we’re known as the home of blues, soul, rockabilly and rock ’n’ roll. And don’t ignore the fact that Memphis stays […]

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The CLTV: Welcoming Home Black Artists

Here in our very own city of soul, The Collective, otherwise known as The CLTV, operates within its powerful mission to elevate and empower black artists by creating a foundation for artistic development, infrastructure expansion, and social impact of Black artists in Memphis. Through hands-on […]

 

Memphis Shines On the Cusp of Its Bicentennial

Memphis garnered a slew of accolades during its 199th year as a city. From travel and tourism to dining and entertainment to sports and recreation, the Bluff City took the spotlight. Tennessee’s second largest city shone in the New York Times this year when the publication ran “36 Hours in […]

 

How Crosstown Arts is influencing the Memphis art scene

  Crosstown Arts is having a huge impact on the Memphis artscape. Today, the integrated venues provide spaces for exhibition, music performances, film, and video screenings, and workshops and programs for visiting artists—and the current program for Memphis artists is set to be expanded […]

 

7 celebrities you didn’t know were from Memphis

Take a gander at these seriously talented individuals who hail from Memphis, Tennessee. Celebrities from Memphis include: Justin Timberlake, who was born in Memphis to Lynn and Randall Timberlake on Jan. 31, 1981. This former “Mickey Mouse Club” regular and Man of the Woods also has several […]

 

Top Memphis restaurants for your 2018 Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up, and you know what that means. It’s a time when friends and families gather together, discuss who will bring what, determine who will host and ultimately plan an elaborate annual feast that brings everyone together to give thanks. But whether because of extenuating […]

 

Literacy Mid-South Promoting Lifelong Learning here in Memphis

Tony Allen unwittingly captured the spirit of Memphis with his now famous quote: “It’s all heart. Grit and Grind”. It’s true – Memphis is all heart and we Memphians grind harder than most just to make it. This is evident even when it comes to literacy. In Memphis, 1 in 7 adults do not read […]

 

Music fans, the 2018 Mempho Music Festival is around the corner!

There is always something magical in the air of Memphis. Between their positive attitude to life and their enthusiasm for Memphis music festivals and concerts in Memphis, the residents of our city never fail to impress. Every year, Memphis becomes a hosting ground for many nationally and […]

 

History facts about Memphis that we bet you didn’t know

Memphis is known worldwide for its connections to Martin Luther King Jr. and Elvis Presley, but there’s a lot more to our city’s history than those famous names. Read on for five Memphis history facts that we bet you haven’t heard before! Memphis’ largest maritime disaster occurred in 1865 On […]

 

10 best art classes you can take in Memphis

In this day and age, pretty much everyone has researched businesses online—after all, the internet is a trove of information. However, when businesses pay to be included and/or presented favorably on some websites, you’re not exactly getting an unbiased review of those companies or their […]

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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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Arts

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

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. We attract the fearless- those with innovative […]

 

Memphis Crime

Within our special city on the bluff, there is no denying that Memphis has fought to diminish crime and violence rates over the decades. Due to the intricate foundations of the formation of crime and violence within large metropolitan cities, it is important to consider that crime and violence […]

 

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. Memphis is where Elvis got his start and B.B. King earned his crown. It’s a place of artistic convergence, where Justin Timberlake […]

 

MLK50: Memphis Remembers

Memphis has undoubtedly been touched by some of the best of mankind, but has also experienced a deep tragedy that continues to shape our community’s identity. Our nation was forever changed on April 4, 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, just […]

 

Music

Memphis Music If you had to make a list of the great American cities where music is an essential part of their DNA, Memphis would undoubtedly be right at the top. Nobody else in the country does things quite like Memphis – and that absolutely extends to its sound. The first European explorer – […]

 

Our Future

When you think of Memphis, your mind probably goes to soul, beauty, remarkable culture, music, American history and incredibly diverse cuisine. While it’s a historic city that’s over 200 years old, Memphis is also a modern and thriving urban hub, with an abundance of new technology, […]

 

Poverty in Memphis

The reality of poverty is one that is multi-layered and complex, rooting from the intricacies of a challenging society. Poverty is not limited to one group of people, meaning that anyone at any time is at risk of experiencing economic hardship. The citizens of the United States have […]

 

Providing recreation opportunities for children in Southwest Memphis

Nestled in the heart of Southwest Memphis is Creative Life, Inc., a nonprofit community youth development corporation that’s served disadvantaged children and families by providing educational and recreational opportunities for the past 40 years. In 1978, Dr. Carolyn Bibbs founded a youth […]

 

Soul

Grow About Us We Are Memphis is a collaboration of individuals and organizations dedicated to elevating Memphis, captivating audiences locally and globally, to create catalytic positive change. See more information about We Are Memphis here! Read More Grow Blog Memphis has always marched to its […]

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Sometimes the best way to shake off the stress of the average workweek is to go up on stage and sing along to your favorite songs. Karaoke night is unlike any other night. Whether you come with friends or on your own, you can enjoy having a drink and singing the night away. It doesn’t […]

 

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Are you looking for more stories on what makes Memphis great? Be sure to follow our Instagram page below! Memphis is a city you truly need to see to believe. While the best way to do this is to actually visit our great city, we want to highlight some of what you can expect on such a […]

 

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Forbes says Memphis could lead the way in minority owned businesses!

Memphis is a place where people thrive. It’s a city filled with promise and opportunities, especially towards our entrepreneurs. According to Forbes, we’re spearheading the movement. The business publication recently stated in an article the Memphis could lead the way in minority […]

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