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Memphis in September

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Memphis in September

My husband and I will be visiting Memphis Sept 15th-18th for our anniversary. We are staying downtown at the double tree. We were wanting any suggestions of places to visit or things happening around town that time of year! Thanks!

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1. Re: Memphis in September

The Cooper Young Festival is that weekend and is always fun.

Other ideas would be the usual Graceland, Beale, Civil Rights Museum, Sun, etc. See the "things to do" tab on the left side of this page for other ideas.

Note that there is a free shuttle from downtown to Sun Studios to Graceland, but you must take the studio tour to use it.

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Well, alizae419, the summer outdoor concerts and public rooftop parties are done by September, but from your Downtown hotel you can still walk to Mud Island, ride the overhead tram ridden by Tom Cruise in the movie The Firm as he tried to get away from the mob hit man, and wade into the scale model of the Mississippi & walk the 1/3 mile flowing waters of a faux Missisippi River down to the terminus and visit the MS. River Museum. You can tour The Smithsonian Rock n Soul Museum, the Gibson Guitar Factory, The National Ornamental Metal Museum, the Center For Southern Folklore, the Cotton Museum, ride free to Sun Studio& stand in the footsteps of Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny, Carl, Roy and Rufus, then continue on in the shuttle to Graceland then return Downtown on the hour free of charge. You can catch the #50 bus at the Mata Station or drive to the nation's #1 zoo and see the Pandas. You can repose in the lobby of the Peabody, have a drink and watch the world go by as it has for nearly 100 years in that venue. ( I've met movie stars Wiford Brimley, Michael Lerned, Larry Sanderson,singer Jerry Lee Lewis and many others in that lobby waiting for the ducks to march. An Elvis impersonator sings frequently at Alfreds and a couple of Rockabilly bands perform as scheduled at Blues City Cafe on Beale to go along with the dozens of Blues joints and Silky O'Sullivan's performers and live goats in the courtyard. Have breakfast at The Blue Plate on the Square

and a burger or peanut butter & nanner sandwich at the Arcade on South Main. Just come on down. Oh yeah, and dine at Felicia Suzanne's upscale Southern Restaurant (she was Emeril's right hand chef for eight years) and let her know it's your anniversary. www.feliciasuzannes.com

Congratulations!

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3. Re: Memphis in September

Thanks for all the great info!!!

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4. Re: Memphis in September

You're so welcome. Have a wonderful trip.

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I know you want to visit Memphis for some BBQ and sightseeing. Walk around Beale St. and visit the joints. Go in B B King's and Dyer's Burgers. Walk around inside The Peabody Hotel for a drink maybe and then The Rendevous for some BBQ across the street from The PB. There are some nice restaurants in the area including Felicia Suzanne's for fine dining at dinner, McEwen's for fine dining, Restaurant Iris for fine dining at dinner only, Automatic Slims for drinks and bar food, Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken and South of Beale for good bar dining.

Felicia Suzzane's @ 80 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 901 - 523 - 0877.

http://www.feliciasuzanne.com/

McEwen's on Monroe @ 122 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 901 - 527 - 7085.

http://www.mcewensonmonroe.com/

Restaurant Iris @ 2146 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 901 - 590 - 2828. * FD/DINNER.

http://www.restaurantiris.com/

Automatic Slim's @ 83 South 2nd St., Memphis, TN 901 - 525 - 7948.

http://www.automaticslimsmemphis.com/

Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken @ 310 South Front St., Memphis, TN 901 - 527 - 4877.

South of Beale @ 361 South Main St., Memphis, TN 901 - 526 - 0388.

http://www.southofbeale.com/

I know you are interested in trying good Memphis BBQ. Here are the top choices.

A & R Bar B Que @ 1802 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN. 901 - 774 - 7444.

http://www.aandrbbq.com/

BBQ Shop @ 1782 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 272 - 1277.

http://www.dancingpigs.com/

Central BBQ @ 2249 Central Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 272 - 9377.

Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous @ 52 S. Second St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 523 - 2746.

http://www.hogsfly.com/

Cozy Corner @ 745 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN. 901 - 527 - 9158.

http://www.cozycornerbbq.com/

Interstate BBQ @ 2265 S. Third St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 775 - 2304.

http://www.interstatebarbecue.com/

Neely's BBQ @ 670 Jefferson St., Memphis, TN. 901 - 521 - 9798.

http://www.neelysbbq.com/

One and Only BBQ @ 1779 Kirby Pkwy., Memphis, TN 901 - 751 - 3615.

http://www.oneandonlybbq.com/

Paynes BBQ @ 1762 Lamar Ave., Memphis, TN. 901 - 272 - 1523.

The BBQ Shop and One and Only are my favorites but Payne's is famous for their pulled pork sandwich.

Germantown Commissary is outstanding if you get out E.

Germantown Commissary @ 2290 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN. 901 - 754 - 5549.

http://www.commissarybbq.com/

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