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Memphis in May just released the entertainment lineup for Celebrate Memphis!

April 18, 2019

Memphis in May joins the city’s bicentennial commemoration with a new event: Celebrate Memphis on May 25, 2019! Check out the entertainment lineup! Learn More

The river defines who we were and who we will become

April 3, 2019

The Mighty Mississippi. Perhaps more than anything or anyone else – Elvis or Beale, barbecue or basketball – the formidable river that gave life to the city on its banks defines who we are. It seems appropriate, then, that the river and its relationship with Memphis should be the starting point for an exploration of the city during its bicentennial year. Learn More

Bicentennial Memphis makes Frommer’s list of 19 places to visit in 2019

November 30, 2018

Memphis is one of Frommer’s travel guide’s "Best Places to Go in 2019" on the strength of the city’s 200th anniversary celebration next year, Memphis Tourism announced Wednesday. Learn More

MEMPHIS IN MAY ANNOUNCES OPEN-CALL TO VISUAL ARTISTS FOR 2019 MEMPHIS SALUTE

September 12, 2018

Memphis in May announces an open-call for local artists to submit their designs for a juried art exhibition honoring Memphis as part of the Festival’s 2019 Salute to Memphis, coinciding with the City’s bicentennial celebration. Learn More

MEMPHIS IN MAY MAKES SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2019 HONORED SALUTE

August 9, 2018

For the first time in its history, Memphis in May will break with tradition and rather than honor a country as part of the month-long salute, the City of Memphis and Shelby County will be the year-long focus of the 2019 Memphis in May Festival as it celebrates Memphis’ bicentennial and the start of a new century for the city and county. Learn More

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