Cooper-Young Festival + More Things to do in Memphis

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Welcome back to the best place to find things to do in Memphis. 🔥 

This week, we’ll (almost) be celebrating the 21st night of September in the sweetest spot in Midtown. For our creatively inclined readers, we invite you to channel your inner Monat for this painting experience! Meanwhile, in East Memphis, a famous singer whose songs are still ringing in our heads since we were young. Over in the Cooper-Young District, the 33rd annual festival makes its return once again for an incredible day of foods, arts, music + more! We have all this + more things to do in Memphis, friends.

Safety reminder: Please follow all business + event guidelines, wear a mask to protect yourself + those around you as COVID cases begin to rise in the area. Be safe + have fun, Memphis!

Keep reading to see our newest furry friend to be featured this week! Let’s get into it:

🔥 Hot 🔥 events in Memphis this weekend:

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1. Cooper-Young Festival | Cooper-Young

Art! Music! Crafts! All of this can be found in this annual festival that’s been held for the past 33 years in our very own Cooper-Young historic district. Hear music from the Flyinh V’s, Janice & the Lemons, with headliners The Justus Brothers! 

Event Details
🗓 Sep 18 | 9:00am–7:00pm
📍 Cooper-Young District
🎟 ✨ F r e e ✨ 

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2. Sheryl Crow | Radians Amphitheater

Down in East Memphis, located within the Botanical Gardens is a singer that has been sharing her soul with us for as long as we can remember! And 🎶 All we wanna do, is have some fun 🎶 with the very own Sheryl Crow! She’ll be taking on the Radians Amphitheater this weekend.

Event Details
🗓 Sep 10 | 4:00pm–11:00pm
📍The Levitt Shell | 1928 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee, 38104
🎟 ✨ Free ✨ 

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3. Silent Disco: Earth, Wind, & Fire | Overton Square

Do you remember? 🎶 When we wrote about this night in the Summer? Well now this wonderful event has found its way back to celebrate the end of September– the Earth, Wind, and Fire Silent Disco will be held in the very own Overton Square, located in Midtown! 

Event Details
🗓 Sept 18 | 8:00pm–11:00pm
📍Overton Square | 2101 Madison Avenue
🎟 $15

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4. Paint Night: Monet's Memphis | Arrow Creative

Brush off those painting skills, or pick up some new ones! With Danielle Sierra, we’re gonna be learning new skills with painting the Memphis skyline with some inspiration from Monet. All materials will be included in your ticket price as you learn color mixing + the use of the brush throughout!

Event Details
🗓 Sep 16 | 6:30pm–8:30pm
📍Arrow Creative | 653 Philadelphia Street Memphis, Tennessee, 38104
🎟 $89+

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5. Max Weinberg's Jukebox | The Orpheum

The Orpheum Theatre is getting quite the tour visiting the beautiful city of Memphis this weekend! Max Weinberg doesn’t create the setlist, you do! He invites the audience to choose from over 200 songs for this fun and interactive experience.

Event Details
🗓 Sep 18 | 7:30pm–8:30pm
📍 The Orpheum | 203 South Main Memphis, Tennessee, 38103
🎟 $79+

Hopdoddy Cooper-Young Festival + More Things To Do In Memphis 2022
Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with Hopdoddy!
We’re so excited to share what Hopdoddy Burger Bar has planned for National Cheeseburger Day on September 18! Available on that day only, Hopdoddy is offering the Cheese Louise – a delicious burger made with one beef patty filled with swiss cheese, topped with everything bagel cream cheese, shaved red onions and mayo on a jalapeno cheddar bun. The burger is only available while supplies last!
To quench your thirst from this hearty meal, enjoy a frosty brew, Doble Fina margarita or the many other great boozy drinks available from Hopdoddy!
Dubious is a sweet 3 month old male kitten full of love and affection! He loves to be cuddled and will pur all day long in your arms. He enjoys hanging out with other kitties and playing with all the fun cat toys here at the Humane Society! He would fit really well into a home with children and other cats.

More Things to Do in Memphis

Looking for more activities in Memphis? We have more suggestions for things to do in Memphis listed here: 

Colorful Lion

Wines of Burgundy

Memphis Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Sneak Fest

Lorna Shore

Delaina Carreras

Delaina Carreras

Delaina is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Memphis City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Memphis area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinMemphis on Instagramand Facebook.