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Friday, April 30, 2010

Memphis in May

Is it really the end of April already? What does this mean? It's Memphis in May! May is the best month to visit or live in Memphis. There are so many fun things going on during May.

Memphis in May officially kicks off tonight with the Beale Street Music Festival. This is a three day music festival in downtown Memphis, but when Music Fest comes, the rain comes. It has rained during Music Fest 7 out of the past 10 years. We actually call it Mud Fest now. Fred and I were going to go tonight to see Neon Trees, Mute Math, 30 Seconds to Mars and the Goo Goo Dolls, but the rain is keeping us away. When we were younger, the rain didn't bother us as much. I remember my mom would leave dry clothes in the garage for me to change into when I got home. We had a bathroom in our garage and I would shower and change into the dry clothes. You never wear anything good to Music Fest.
I was actually looking forward to going to Music Fest, but maybe next year!

Memphis in May is also meant to pay tribute to some other country. I believe this year is Tunisia. I remember being in 1st grade and wearing my panda pin when China was the country.

Some other fun things about Memphis in May: BBQ Fest, the Greek Festival, the Italian Festival, Sunset Symphony, the Zoom Through the Zoo, Zoo Brew and many more other great things! So, if you want to come to Memphis, come in May! But bring some rain boots and a poncho!

I have a very busy weekend finishing getting ready for the Memphis ADPi Alumnae Association's 22nd Annual Ronald McDonald House Benefit Golf Tournament on Monday. Pray for NO RAIN!!!

Happy weekend!!!

P.S. Tomorrow marks the 6 year anniversary of my graduation from college at the University of South Florida. I can't believe it's been that long. How time flies!

14 comments:

Chelsea said...

That sounds fun! Boo for rain!! Hmm Memphis isn't TOO far from Indy... maybe Chris & I should plan a lil trip down there sometime this summer!

Laura Brown said...

I think I am most looking forward to BBQ FEST!!! YUM! There's nothing like it!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Have fun!! :) I LOVE The Goo Goo Dolls!

I wish it wouldn't rain for y'all...but hey, seems like you have a good attitude about it!!

Enjoy the weekend!

Tina said...

Wow I definately gotta make a note to visit Memphis in May! Loooks like so much fun!

Cee said...

That all sounds like a lot of fun...sign me up for BBQ fest :) I have always wanted to go to one of those!

Go East Memphis Mama said...

Man I love Memphis in May! I always go to Greek Fest and I am going to miss it this year:(

Shelby Bukhenik said...

Thats so nice that you are so active in your alumnae group! I try to be and I still work as an advisor to my chapter.

Boo to the rain, that sounds like it would have been a pretty good concert to be at!

Southerland Living said...

Can't believe its that time of year already! Memphis in May is soo fun!

Mrs. Bear said...

I was in Memphis for BBQ Fest last year for work and it was SO muddy and rainy and sucky. I was very disappointed!

Neely said...

Ugh I love the googoo dolls and mute math makes me sad you cant go! So Ill be in memphis in the fall for about 5 days visiting my(might as well be) little sister. She goes to Rhodes. FUUUUUUN!

Samantha Levang said...

You guys get a whole month of festivities?! That sounds like so much fun!

Kate said...

Sounds like some fun times are in your future!

Kristin said...

That sounds like so much fun. I've always wanted to visit Memphis!

Kristin said...

Memphis sounds like such a cool city. Friends of mine who've visited say it rocks!