WE STAND AT THE EDGE OF A NEW CENTURY
It’s 2020, and our community has experienced a unique moment: an opportunity to celebrate the past through our 200th anniversary while embracing the next 100 years. More than an anniversary, we extend an invitation to people locally and globally to join us as we honor our story, and the powerful next chapter that is about to be written.
That story is profound, yet simple. 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.
We are Memphis. Welcome to our city of soul. Don’t forget to bring yours.
About the Bicentennial
We stand at a unique moment in time, where the City of Memphis and Shelby County will look back on the past 200 years while embracing the next 100 to come. It’s an opportunity to celebrate and innovate, to reflect and reimagine. This is Memphis’ moment.
Here in Memphis, our development isn’t just measured by the number of cranes dotting the skyline. We reimagine our existing spaces to create vibrant communities and we develop today for a better tomorrow. Check out the new projects across our city.
Inside each of us exists the power to create change, and as we sit at the turn of a new century, we challenge everyone to make their mark on the world. Tell us how you plan to create change in Memphis’ third century.
For 200 hundred years, Memphis has been a beacon of light in the south, the country, and the world. Whether it’s hospitals that save children’s lives or ideas that create industries, see how Memphis has truly changed the world.
Memphis In May
For 42 years, Memphis in May has brought the world to Memphis by saluting the cultures of thirty-eight different countries. This year, Memphis in May will honor the rich cultural hub of Memphis, TN, celebrating our city’s impact on the world in the past and our even greater, brighter future.
Next Century Memphians
Behind the Citizens
Behind our great city are the people of Memphis striving to make change happen every day. That’s why we’re proud to announce Behind the Citizens, an online series highlighting the change-makers and world-shakers ushering in a New Century of Soul.
The Nation is Talking About Memphis
- Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Hotels
tripadvisor.com | Jun 1, 2023
- A Gospel Revival in Memphis Breathes Fresh Life Into Sacred Sounds
nytimes.com | May 24, 2023
- National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis plans ‘transformative’ expansion and renovation
commercialappeal.com | May 17, 2023
- Memphis choreographer fuses country music with modern dance
dailymemphian.com | May 17, 2023
- These Black-Owned Southern Coffee Shops Are Hubs for Inclusivity and Community
fodors.com | May 9, 2023