Beat the West Tennessee heat with engaging and entertaining avenues that celebrate local amenities and cultural festivities. Whether a sporting event, musical mashup or award-winning movie beside the mighty Mississippi, the region's limited-time, yet free-for-all summertime spree continues:
SUMMERTIME IN SOULSVILLE
Stax Museum of American Soul Music celebrates musical legacies daily through a special, limited-time series—entitled "Summertime in Soulsville" which encompasses exhibits, workshops, and concerts for Memphis' artistic community. The "Soulsville Slam" on July 16, for example, features a crowdsourced line-up of teenager-crafted poetry, prose and lyrics.
QUAKE LAKE FIREWORKS
Celebrate the Fourth of July in Tiptonville, Tennessee on Quake Lake, where pontoon cruises gather tourists for fireworks at dusk the evening of July 2. Pack a picnic, gather the family, fish on the historic Reelfoot Lake, and take full advantage of a relaxed Tennessee holiday weekend.
REDBIRDS GAMES AT AUTOZONE PARK
Peanuts, cracker jacks, and pretzels await Redbirds fans at the recently renovated AutoZone Park in the heart of Downtown Memphis. The baseball season offers both daytime and evening games with friendly fares for bluff or stadium seating. Game-time entertainment with Rockey the Redbird grabs the hearts of even the most fair-weather fans. Go Redbirds, go!
TWILIGHT TUESDAYS AT BEALE STREET LANDING
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Free movies on the grass roof of Beale Street Landing on the river—What could be better? Whether a casual date night or full family outing, the summer series offers rotating food trucks and comical cinema classics on a 24-ft. riverside screen.