Happy Friday! There is a TON of stuff going on in Memphis this weekend, but here are the five things you won't want to miss.
1. Memphis Punk Rock Fest, various locations, all weekend, $7-$20, all ages/after parties 21 and up
Almost 20 punk, ska, and metal acts will take to various stages in midtown for a weekend of shows and after parties. Day shows are $7, after parties are $5, or you can get a $20 pass for all four shows. Go here for the full schedule.
2. A Day of Merrymaking, Overton Park, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., suggested donation $5, all ages
Bring the kids out to play at the park; there will be family-friendly games and entertainment, water slides, pretty much every food truck in Memphis, music, and more.
3. Moon River Music Festival, Levitt Shell, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. $25, all ages
This Saturday marks the first year for the Moon River Music Festival, a project from Memphis native Drew Holcomb. In addition to being the headliner with his band The Neighbors, Drew will bring 13 acts to play all day long at the Levitt Shell. Read the full post here.
4. Queer Dineer, Delta Sol Farm, Sunday, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., $75 per person, 21 and up
Head to the farm for a delicious meal, adult beverages and something you don't see every day on a farm…drag show performances. There's a shuttle going from Memphis to Delta Sol Farm for an additional $20. All proceeds benefit the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center and Slow Food Memphis.
5. Amy Lavere Album Release Show, Levitt Shell, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., free, all ages
Bring your chairs, blankets, drinks, and food, and enjoy a free concert from Memphis songstress Amy Lavere. She'll be debuting tunes from her new album, "Runaway's Diary". This is gonna be a good one, y'all. I'll also be giving the opening remarks at this show and hanging around after for the music, so if you see me, please say hi!
If none of these sound good, the calendar is freshly updated and full of a ton of other events. Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast. Tag your pics #ilovememphis and they might show up on the blog.
Also, if you missed it – the June I Love Memphis Podcast is up! I interview Moziah Bridges, Memphis' youngest CEO and of creator Mo's Bows. Listen here.