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Here’s a list of Memphis libraries

The Memphis education system has long been the backbone of our city, inspiring generations of Memphis creatives and Memphis entrepreneurs, and our robust public library system is one of the most important links in the chain. If you’re looking for a library near you, here’s what you need to […]

 

2018 Juneteenth Urban Music Festival comes to Memphis

Whether you’re planning a long weekend trip to Memphis from elsewhere or you’re a local resident eager to take some time off from the grit and grind of daily life, this year’s Juneteenth Urban Music Festival is not to be missed. The when, where and why of the 2018 Juneteenth Urban Music […]

 

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 […]

 

Mempho Music Festival ticket information!

Get a promo code to get pre-sale tickets to the Mempho Music Festival! Mempho Music Fest is back for two days of good eats, fun times, and most importantly, amazing music! We’re giving our ambassadors first dibs on pre-sale tickets. Want in on the action? Here’s how… All you […]

 

The Memphis trolley: The new way to get around downtown!

If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to get around Memphis, this is your lucky day. After a long absence, the trolleys are back! Here’s your guide to our new favorite method of exploring Downtown Memphis. Welcoming back the trolley The Memphis Area Transit Authority trolley […]

 

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 […]

 

The top music venues in Memphis that you have to check out!

There’s no doubt that Memphis is steeped in music history. After all, it’s the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll and the home of the blues. There’s been live music played on Beale Street since the 1860s, and if you stroll down the famous street today, you’ll see the […]

 

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 […]

 

The 2018 Beale Street Music Festival is coming with amazing artists!

The arrival of spring in Memphis means lots of things, chief among which is Memphis in May, a multicultural experience that celebrates the best of everything the Bluff City has to offer. Memphis in May kicks off every year with the Beale Street Music Festival, an eclectic celebration that fills […]

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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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The entertainment lineup for Celebrate Memphis has been released!

For 42 years, Memphis in May has brought the world to Memphis by saluting the cultures of 38 different countries. But this year, instead of saluting a country, Memphis in May will honor a city. A city with a rich heritage and colorful history. A city whose culture has impacted the world, and is […]

 

Top podcasts that every entrepreneur should listen to!

Entrepreneurs have in their DNA a desire to grow and learn. They crave new understanding and seek new skills. But finding the time and energy (and funds!) to attend every exciting seminar or read every bestselling book can be hard, if not impossible. So how can entrepreneurs grow amid their […]

 

How to land a job in Memphis, Tennessee

We know that landing that job you have always wanted can be a nerve-wracking but gratifying experience. While a solid resume and substantial work experience are all tools to help you get in the door for the interview, those 20 to 30 minutes that you spend with the interviewer can be all that is […]

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