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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The Peabody Memphis wins ‘Best Historic Hotel’

The Peabody Memphis has been named ‘Best Historic Hotel’ in USA TODAY’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards! Known as the “South’s Grand Hotel,” The Peabody won 1st Place among a field of 20 historic hotels from around the country. The Peabody was the only hotel in Tennessee to be nominated. The top […]

 

Best places to see public art in Memphis

For over 20 years, the Memphis UrbanArt Commission has been working to make Memphis an even more beautiful place to live. If you’ve happened to pass any of the artwork commissioned by the organization on your daily commute, you know how much the Bluff City benefits from the UrbanArt […]

 

The future of esports is here in Memphis!

Many people mistakenly perceive gamers as kids stuck in their parents’ basements, but in many cases this stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth. Gaming has evolved significantly over the years, developing into a multimillion-dollar industry in a relatively short amount of time. And for […]

 

14 Things that came from Memphis!

From rock ‘n’ roll to overnight delivery, there are so many things that came from Memphis to be thankful for. Here’s a list of just a few: 1) Rock ‘n’ roll Can you imagine life without rock ‘n’ roll? Elvis and Johnny Cash are just a couple of the Memphis musicians who pioneered this unique […]

 

The Memphis art scene: Here’s what’s catching our eye!

There’s something to be said for a city that encourages its residents to create. From the galleries along historic South Main to the colorful mural-covered walls of Downtown, one thing is clear: Memphis arts are alive and well. Whether you’re a longtime Memphian trying to dig deeper […]

 

See how this new Memphian is thriving in our city!

Mariko Krause is program associate for the Memphis Medical District Collaborative. A graduate of Rhodes College, she has found her niche connecting urban planning and design with public health. Q: Why did I stay in Memphis? A: When I first meet someone, I always ask if the person is from […]

 

I’m Just A Tourist Here, Too: A Love Letter to Memphis Music

“I’m Just A Tourist Here, Too: A Love Letter to Memphis Music” By Jayne Ellen White An 80-year-old man from a small town in India once told me that when he was a teenager, he earned 10 cents a week. There was a jukebox in his village with two Elvis records in it, and each […]

 

I AM A MAN Plaza sculpture – A tribute to the Memphis Sanitation Strike

When black sanitation workers in Memphis took to the streets in March 1968, they carried signs emblazoned with their rallying cry, “I AM A MAN.” Those words will be forever etched into the landscape of the Bluff City with the opening of the I AM A MAN Plaza near Clayborn Temple, the […]

 

14 reasons why upcoming songwriters need to move to Memphis!

Memphis is a great place to call home no matter what, but for aspiring musicians, it’s particularly special. Memphis has become a mecca for musicians for many reasons. We have our share of musical landmarks, as famous artists like Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Otis Redding and more have […]

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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 When it comes to music, nowhere else does things quite like Memphis. Built on a Bluff and bursting with talent, Memphis has always had a sound entirely its own, and that’s what created Memphis’ music legacy. Music icons like B.B. King, Elvis, and Otis Redding forever changed the […]

 

Our Future

Memphis has the uncommon distinction of being both an historic city (it’s 200 years old, to be specific!) and a city brimming with future possibility. When you think of Memphis, think of innovation, straight-up soul, adventure and creativity. After all, Memphis has had a culture all its own for […]

 

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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The Best Young Entrepreneur Groups to Join in Memphis

Memphis is a mecca for young movers, shakers, innovators and entrepreneurs. That said, entrepreneurship can be a long and lonely road, which is why it’s important to be surrounded by like-minded people. Finding entrepreneurial groups in Memphis can aid you in growing your business by way of […]

 

Here’s what happened in Memphis for the week of 09/16/2018!

Memphis weekly recap!   There is always something wonderful happening right here in Memphis. We are a city of doers, dreamers, and believers. That’s what drives this unstoppable city. With so much going on, we sometimes miss the stories that make this city great. Don’t worry, here is a […]

 

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Memphis is never going to be mistaken for Silicon Valley, and isn’t trying to be. That said, Memphis has quietly and unassumingly become a viable hub startup businesses and entrepreneurs. Built for business When you think of business and technology centers, Memphis may not be the first […]

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