Original work by Memphis artist Evelina Dillon
Memphis in May International Festival is announcing a new event on the 2016 Festival Calendar – the inaugural 901Fest celebration.
The Memphis in May festival finale will take place on May 28 of Memorial Day weekend at Tom Lee Park. The festival will follow the Great American River Run, and in keeping with the mission of Memphis in May, 901Fest will exalt all things Memphis. All entertainment and activities scheduled for 901Fest will promote and support local performers, artists, vendors, and merchants. In keeping with Memphis’ aeronautical tradition, an airshow will round-out the entertainment, and the evening will close with a spectacular fireworks show over the Mississippi.
James L. Holt, president and CEO of Memphis in May, states, “The mission of our organization is to celebrate Memphis’ culture and heritage. We plan on doing that in spectacular style this memorial day weekend by showcasing our musicians, artists, culinary arts, and unique Memphis products. 901Fest gives us an opportunity to turn the spotlight on Memphis and allow Memphians to enjoy our city’s assets.”
To add to the 901 theme, Memphis in May and Choose901 are partnering to give Memphians the opportunity to share their input on program elements. Contest details can be found here: http://choose901.com/901fest.
Full entertainment and schedule will be released via memphisinmay.org closer to the festival.
2016 Memphis in May International Festival Dates
Beale Street Music Festival: April 29 – May 1, 2016
International Week salute to Canada: May 2–9, 2016
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: May 12–14, 2016
Great American River Run: May 28, 2016
901Fest: May 28, 2016
About Memphis in May
Memphis in May International Festival is a not for profit, community-based organization, whose programs contribute more than $70 million annually in economic impact to the community, foster civic pride, promote awareness of Memphis heritage, and build international relationships and understanding through education.
Memphis in May International is the official Festival of the City of Memphis, and the recipient of 184 prestigious Pinnacle Awards from the International Festival and Events Association. Memphis in May International Festival was recently named the Top Festival in the Southern United States in a nationwide readers’ poll by USA Today 10 Best.
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- World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
- Great American River Run
- Celebrate Memphis
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