MIM OFFICIALS MEET WITH STUDIO GANG REGARDING TOM LEE PARK DESIGN
Studio Gang, the Chicago team creating a plan to redesign the Riverfront, recently met with Memphis in May executives and Board Chair Barry Yoakum to discuss the Tom Lee Park redesign. Memphis in May has been working with Studio Gang and Memphis River Parks Partnership to ensure the redesigned park will allow for the Beale Street Music Festival patron capacity and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest team spaces – not to mention their accompanying economic impact – and preserve the future viability of the festival and its events in Tom Lee Park. We look forward to reviewing the final park redesign plan scheduled for release in December.
Memphis in May is also working with Studio Gang on coordinating a phased construction schedule and reduced park occupancy timeframe that would allow the Memphis in May Festival events to continue uninterrupted in 2020 from what has been our riverfront home in Tom Lee Park the past forty-three years.
BUY DISCOUNT 3-DAY 2019 BEALE STREET MUSIC FESTIVAL PASSES NOV. 19
The wait is (almost) over! Three-day passes ($115) and VIP Experience ($645) for the region’s premier music festival go on sale Monday, November 19. Make your holiday shopping easy and take advantage of the lowest price offered all year. Don’t wait—quantities are limited!
REGISTER FOR THE 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARBECUE COOKING CONTEST NOV. 16
Gather the members of your house and alert them of the upcoming Game of Bones battle. Over $121,000 in cash prizes are at stake, plus the pride of winning the 42nd edition of the world’s most prestigious barbecue competition! The first step is registering your team when #WCBCC19 applications open Friday, November 16. Complete your application online or download the paper form on this page.
LACE 'EM UP FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN RIVER RUN
As the colder months settle in, remember that May comes quickly and with it, the 2019 Great American River Run. Discount registration for the half marathon and 5K races will open November 30! Give your running partner a nudge, and start your Memorial Day Weekend running the river Saturday, May 25.
BEST MEMPHIS EVENT
We're thrilled to be named the Best Memphis Event by the Commercial Appeal for yet another year. The support we receive from our hometown allows us to bring the world to Memphis on a grand scale. We look forward to producing our events and continuing our mission for years to come.
CURRICULUM GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
A key aspect of our mission is to enhance awareness through education. As we focus on the diverse history and culture of Memphis and Shelby County in 2019, we're pleased to produce and distribute 2,500 curriculum guides for all public, private and home schools in the area to educate students about our city’s rich heritage and bright future. The 2019 curriculum guide is also available for download here.
U OF M SIGNS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH CZECH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
As a direct result of Memphis in May’s 2018 salute to the Czech Republic, officials with the University of Memphis were introduced to the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS). This introduction resulted in the establishment of a research collaboration agreement between the two organizations signed October 25, 2018. The U of M is the first institution in the U.S. to enter an agreement with the CAS which is responsible for leading research in the Czech Republic in natural, technical, and social sciences, and humanities topics. Pictured is U of M President David Rudd and CAS President Eva Zazimalova at the signing ceremony. Credit “© University of Memphis. Photographer Trey Clark
SPONSOR PROFILE: DUNCAN WILLIAMS ASSET MANAGEMENT
Duncan Williams Asset Management has been a faithful partner of Memphis in May Interntional Festival for the last two years as a stage sponsor for 901Fest.
"Memphis in May likes to say they bring the world to Memphis and Memphis to the world, and that’s true," said David Scully, President and CIO of Duncan Williams Asset Management. "The economic impact alone is vital to our community, and the media exposure showcases our community in such a positive light. It truly brings Memphians together through music and food.
STAFF PROFILE: DANIEL LEWANDOWSKI
November marks the two-year anniversary for Daniel Lewandowski, Memphis in May's Event Operations Manager. Daniel oversees the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and Great American River Run, among a host of other responsibilities.
His first memory of the festival came in 2015. While on a first date with his now-wife, the server gave them his tickets for the Beale Street Music Festival, allowing for a memorable first date with Lenny Kravitz performing that night.
Daniel has favorite parts of every event, such as seeing the triumph of a runner crossing the Great American River Run finish line or helping create the Celebrate Memphis space where families come together. He's excited to see how the city will rally together in 2019 with the spotlight on Memphis.
- Beale Street Music Festival
- World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
- Great American River Run
- Celebrate Memphis
- 2019 Salute