Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Walk'n in Memphis...

Walk'n with my feet ten feet off of Beale, yes I am walk'n in Memphis...

Okay, so I am back on the tourist trail. I am walk’n in Memphis, walk’n on Beale as a matter of fact. Yes, Beale Street, the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock & Roll! Historic Beale Street, where I am watching the street performer play’n the harmonica. Down the way I see the dancers, gosh, that guy just did a triple flip! Beale Street Flippers, that's what they call them!

Yes, on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, you can do all that and more. There are taverns, clubs, restaurants, boutiques and even a pool hall and a museum right on Beale. Did you know that cars are not allowed on Beale Street? Well, at least on the part of Beale where all the clubs and stuff are.

On Friday nights, you can buy a Beale Street Wristband and it will get you into all of the participating clubs to see the bands with no “cover charge”. This is a great deal, since the cover charges can set you back quite a bit. Although the names of some of the clubs have changed over the years, the music is still some of the best Memphis has to offer.

The Beale Street Music Festival 2010 will take place from April 30th through May 2nd. The Beale Street Music Festival kicks off Memphis in May festivities which culminates the last weekend in May with the Sunset Symphony. Right smack dab in the middle, they will hold the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest now that is for me!

So if you have a chance to do any Walk’n in Memphis, May is a great month for the walk! If you can’t make it in May, anytime in the Spring or Fall is great, the weather is wonderful. Come stay at the Peabody Hotel and be close to the action, walk to Beale or if you don’t feel like a walk, ride the Main Street Trolley!

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