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MEMPHIS Backbeat Tours Not Your Conventional Music History Tour (Pages 4-5)

Get Around Town City Maps With Attractions (Pages 8, 14, 16, 29)



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Backbeat Tours B ackbeat Tours is a small business formed in 2006 by author and historian Bill Patton. “We wanted to change the whole nature of sightseeing tours,” says Patton. “Our goal has always been to give visitors and locals alike not simply a traditional tour with stories, dates, and a lot of talk, but a unique and special interactive experience they’ll never forget, something that truly brings Memphis to life.” Memphis has a compelling local history which has influenced and shaped popular culture to a degree far beyond other cities of comparable size. At Backbeat Tours, we believe that the best way to show that is through music, story, and fun. Owner Bill Patton recently

authored The Guide to Historic Downtown Memphis for the History Press. He has always loved Memphis’ creative entrepreneurial spirit and dreamed of offering tours that would capture that spirit. The opportunity opened up for him in 2006 when he met three well-known Memphis entertainers who supported his vision for music tours led by real musicians. Papa Don McMinn (“The Pale Prince of Beale Street”), Eddie Harrison (former Stax musician and performer of the Billboard Top 100 Single “Your Eyes May Shine”), and Gary Hardy (former owner and chief engineer at Sun Studio) were the original entertainers for Backbeat Tours Memphis. Their combined knowledge of the Memphis music industry from the 1950s to today allowed us to craft



Featuring an All-New, Immersive Entertainment Experience OPENING MARCH 2017

G R AC E L A N D . C O M • 8 0 0 - 2 3 8 - 2 0 0 0 © EPE. Graceland and its marks are trademarks of EPE. All Rights Reserved. Elvis Presley™ © 2017 ABG EPE IP LLC

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Contents Downtown Map

truly unique and exceptional tours. Backbeat Tours has grown quickly over the years and is now rated as one of Memphis’ top attractions. Growth hasn’t stopped us, though, from holding on to our personal touch. We’re a little family, and the satisfaction of our customers and our employees are our number one priority. (Article used with permission by Backbeat Tours)




Shops & Services


City Map




Where to Worship




Points of Interest


Listings Continued


After Dark


Brochure List


Trolley Info


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Elvis Presley’s front door at Graceland, pg. 24 for info

Hollywood memorabilia on display at Hollywood Casino Tunica

Backbeat Tours bus loading up, pg. 27 for info

Aerial view of Hollywood Casino Tunica, pg. 3, 28

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Sun Studios, where many of the greats of Rock and Roll got their start, pg. 25 for info

Big River Crossing,

Tour guide Nick Redmond demonstrating one of Johnny Cash’s rhythm techniques inside the tracking room at Sun Studios

Stax Museum of American Soul Music, pg. 25 for info

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79 Madison, 333-1200, 866-44-MEMPHIS. 6 - Memphis Sheraton Downtown 250 N. Main, 527-7300, 888-557-8740. 7 - The Peabody Hotel 149 Union, 529-4000, 800-PEABODY. 8 - Doubletree Downtown 185 Union, 528-1800, 800-222-TREE. 9 - Residence Inn 110 Monroe, 523-2525. 10 - Sleep Inn at Court Square 40 N. Front, 522-9700, 800-SLEEP-INN. 11 - Springhill Suites Court Square

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1 - Comfort Inn Downtown 100 N. Front, 526-0583. 2 - Courtyard Marriott Downtown 75 Jefferson, 522-2200. 3 - Hampton Inn & Suites Peabody Place 175 Peabody Pl., 260-4000, 800-HAMPTON. 4 - Holiday Inn Downtown 160 Union, 525-5491, 888-300-5491. 5 - The Madison Hotel



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Get Around Downtown And Beyond!

Hampton Inn & Suites Beale Street 175 Peabody Place, 901-260-4000

Adjoining the Historic Kress Conference Center

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C - Central Station (Amtrak)


O - Slavehaven/Burkle Estate

D - Fire Museum

J - Orpheum Theatre

P - St. Jude

E - Magevney House

K - Beale Street Historic District

Q- Tennessee Welcome Center

F - Memphis Cook Convention

L - Belz Museum of Asian &

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Sheraton MEMPHIS


Directly connected to Convention Center Steps away from top attractions 250 North Main St. • 901-527-7300

110 Monroe in Downtown Memphis 901-578-3700 • 1-888-236-2427

79 Madison Ave • 901-333-1200

75 Jefferson Avenue Apr. 16-30, 2018•KEY 9 901-272-BEAT (2328) 2nd & Beale (Blues City Cafe) 901-522-2200

Key Events

Events are compiled from many sources. If you're planning to attend one you’re interested in, be sure to check that nothing's changed. Phone numbers & websites are provided when available.


Apr. 6-22 - An Act of God Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis 38117; 901-682-8323, A God-Forsaken Comedy. Mysteries of the Bible are revealed while answering the existential questions that have plagued mankind since Creation — in just 90 minutes. The One with the first and last word on everything sets the record straight… and He’s not holding back! Thurs. 7:30pm, Fri. and Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm Apr. 24 - Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street In this spectacular dance show, driven by a narrative of true family life and love stories. Honest and intimate, the stars will be revealing their closest secrets, hopes, and dreams in their own inimitable style. 8:00pm


Apr. 15-31 - Hi-Tone - Music Venue 412 N Cleveland The Hi-Tone is a hip local music venue and bar featuring two stages and live bands most nights of the week. Apr. 15 - Get Money Stop Hatin Tour - 9:00pm Apr. 18 - Carrie Nation And The Speakeasy - 8:00pm Apr. 19 - Dick Dale (Surf Rock legend) - 8:00pm Apr. 20 - The Kickback - 9:00pm Apr. 20 - JT Habersaat/Heels - 8:00pm Apr. 21 - H.A.R.D - 9:00pm

Apr. 22 - Sirsy - 6:00pm Apr. 22 - Cavi - 7:00pm Apr. 25 - Shamefinger - 8:00pm Apr. 27 - Tom Foolery Reunion Show - 6:00pm Apr. 30 - Turnstile/Touche Amore - 6:00pm Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27 - Eddie Smith Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd Repeats weekly on Friday. 7:00pm Apr. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 - B.B. King’s All Stars B.B. King’s Blues Club 143 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103 Repeats weekly on Thursday and Friday 7:00pm Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Memphis Jazz Orchestra Alfred’s 197 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103 Repeats weekly on Sunday 7:00pm Weekly on Thursdays from Apr. 12 - Aug. 16 Peabody Rooftop Parties The Rooftop Parties take place on The Peabody’s Plantation Roof every Thursday evening during the summer season. The tradition continues with cocktails, dancing, live music and great views of the Mississippi River. Entertainment from top local and regional entertainment acts. Ladies get in free until 7 p.m. The Peabody Rooftop Parties are hosted by Q107.5 FM and feature the best live music in Memphis. $10-15, 6-10pm, 21 and up.

Relive The Glory Days Of The Memphis Sound With

Experience Memphis’ rich musical history from a seat on the Backbeat Bus! With live musical entertainment on every tour, a Backbeat tour is a show on wheels, featuring Beale Street, Sun Studio, the Lorraine Motel, and more. Setting the mood is the Backbeat Bus itself, a fully restored, 1959 vintage bus – “Miss Clawdy”. Backbeat offers a variety of tours: The Memphis Mojo Tour showcases the “Best of Memphis” sights and music. Every tour features Backbeat’s one-of-a-kind musical entertainment, for 90 minutes of high-energy fun! Sun Studio or Stax Museum admission is optional on Friday and Saturday mornings. The Hound Dog Tour is a 90 minute excursion into the life of Elvis Presley that includes many hard-to-

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Take a rockin' ride on the vintage 1959 Backbeat Bus!

find, hidden Elvis sites throughout the city. Sun Studio admission can be added to this tour. Backbeat also offers Graceland tours, as well as walking tours of Historic Memphis and evening Ghost Tours. All tours depart from the Backbeat Tours ticket window at 2nd & Beale, at the Blues City Café. For tour times, prices and availability call 1-800-979-3370 or visit

Apr. 20 - Jim Witter’s Fire & Rain Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main Street Jim Witter has been entertaining crowds for over 30 years with his multimedia tributes to decades gone by, creating a musical time capsule for all to enjoy. 7:30pm Apr. 21-22 - Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street This exuberant reinvention of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah will have you rejoicing in the aisles. Join renowned soloists, a legendary pianist, a symphony orchestra, and a choir of over 100 local members for this high-energy, feel-good production. Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3:00pm Apr. 27 - 94.1 Songwriter Fest Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main Street Hear the stories behind the music from hit country music songwriters themselves in an intimate acoustic performance. 6:30pm Apr. 28 - Celtic Woman Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street A one-of-a-kind live act, Celtic Woman combines Ireland’s finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience. 7:30pm


Fri/Sat Year Round - Salsa and Bachata Dancing at The Rumba Room 303 S. Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: free bachata and salsa lesson and dancing until 3:00 a.m. no partner needed Sat Year Round - COOPER-YOUNG COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET 1000 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 The Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market is the homegrown and handmade market of Midtown Memphis in the heart of the historic Cooper-Young Arts and Food District. Open every Saturday all year round. The market offers a variety of fresh seasonal produce and special artisan fares, featuring work by local artists. 901-725-2221 Sat Year Round at 12pm - Wiseacre Brewery Tour and Tasting 2783 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112, (901) 8887000, Get a behind-the-scenes look at our brewery. We’ll discuss how we got started as a brewery, how beer got started in general and all the ingredients and processes that go into making delicious beer. While touring the brewery, we will talk about and sample four different styles. $15 includes the hour tour, 4 beers and a take home logo glass. These are open for booking one month in advance and on-line bookings given first

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Oct. 25 - June 3 - Rotunda Projects: Lisa Hoke

Apr. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 - Rock Star Karaoke P&H Cafe, 901-726-0906 1532 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 Fun Karaoke in a laid back dive bar with pool and cheap drinks. Repeats weekly on Friday, 7:00pm


Apr. 20-22 - 32st Annual Africa in April Festival 382 Beale Street Africa in April is bringing you an inside glimpse into the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. This festival will be held on Beale Street and Robert R. Church Park where you can enjoy authentic food varieties, explore exhibitor’s booths, visit the health/wellness stations, and be entertained with dramatic performing arts. Apr. 28 - Midsouth Food Truck Festival Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium An huge and impressive gathering of 49 diverse food trucks from all over the midsouth along with local artist and craft vendors with goods for sale and live entertainment. 11am-5pm Adult: $5 in advance, $8 at gate, Child: $2, $3 at gate

BASEBALL Memphis Redbirds AutoZone Park, 198 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103; 901-721-6000, Date Opponent Time Apr. 16 Iowa 11:05 am Apr. 25 Round Rock 6:35 pm Apr. 26 Round Rock 7:05 pm Apr. 27 Round Rock 7:05 pm Apr. 28 Round Rock 6:35 pm Apr. 29 Round Rock 2:05 pm Apr. 30 Oklahoma City 6:35 pm

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DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS 4339 Park, Memphis 38117; 901-761-5250, Late nineteenth and early twentieth century French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscapes, still life, portraits, and figure paintings form the core of the Dixon’s paintings collection. Apr. 22 - Jun. 24 - Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings & Oil Sketches from Jacques Louis David to Lucian Freud This exhibition features works from two and a half centuries and includes over one hundred and fifty portraits resulting from the collaboration between the individual who contemplates (the artist), and the subject who exhibits character (the sitter). MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART 1934 Poplar in Overton Park, Memphis 38104; 901544-6200, Selections from William Eggleston’s Portfolios The photographs come out of two of William Eggleston’s large portfolios in the museum’s collection, Eggleston’s Egypt and The Louisiana Project. Making Our Mark: A Creative Path for Change - Young men from Juvenile Intervention and FaithBased Follow-up (JIFF) came to the Brooks for eight group art therapy sessions to discover how art could help them explore and expand their understanding of self and community. Drawing Memory: Essence of Memphis - Victor Ekpuk, a Nigerian American artist, painted a mural for the new African art galleries in March 2017. His art is inspired by nsibidi, a sacred means of communication among male secret societies in southeastern Nigeria. Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror: A Tribute to John Ashbery (1927-2017) - This artist book highlights the Pulitzer-prize winning work of poet John Ashbery who died in September of 2017.

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Key Shops & Services APPAREL & ACCESSORIES


MISTER HATS, 113 S. Highland at Poplar, 901-452-2099, or, - Map C-8. Most complete hat shop in the Mid-South, has such brands as Bailey, Borsalino, Dobbs, Kangol, Stetson, Tilley. Also a selection of neckties & cuff links. Open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; all major credit cards.

CHEROKEE VALLEY GOLF CLUB, 6635 Crumpler at Goodman Rd. & Hwy. 78, Olive Branch, MS, 901-525-4653, 662-893-4444. Just minutes south of Memphis, 30 minutes from Tunica casinos, one of Mississippi’s top 5 golf courses. Course features Bentgrass Greens, Zoysia Fairways, full practice facilities, pro shop, Player’s Grill, golf instruction, meeting & banquet facilities. Tee times required on weekends; suggested at all times. MIRIMICHI GOLF COURSE, 6195 Woodstock Cuba Rd., Millington, TN 38053, 901-259-3800, Award-winning, world-class public access golf course only 15 minutes from downtown Memphis off Hwy. 51 N (turn at Rust Rd.), features 18-hole par 72 Championship Course, 9-hole par 36 Executive Course & 100 acres of practice facilities, in a beautifully secluded area. PLANTATION GOLF CLUB, 9425 Plantation Rd., off Germantown Ext./Riverdale, Olive Branch, MS, 901-525-2411, 662-895-3530. Just minutes south of Memphis, 30 minutes from Tunica casinos, one of Mississippi’s top 5 golf courses features Zoysia Fairways, Bentgrass Greens, full practice facilities, pro shop, Player’s Grill, golf instruction, meeting & banquet facilities. Tee times required on weekends; suggested at all times.


WOMAN’S EXCHANGE TEA ROOM & GIFT SHOP, 88 Racine, 901-327-5681,, Map C-7. Delicious, home-cooked luncheons, menu changed daily, beverage & dessert included, no tipping. Served 11 :30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Also unique gift shop with fine crafts, beautiful handmade children’s clothes, toys, linens & unusual gifts. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


HOLLYWOOD CASINO GIFT SHOP 1150 Casino Strip Blvd., , Robinsonville, MS, 1-800-871-0711


GRACELAND GIFT SHOPS, at Graceland Plaza & Graceland Crossing on Elvis Presley Blvd. across from Graceland Mansion. GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT, Elvis CD's, DVD's, videotapes, books & more. Exclusive Elvis releases from Follow That Dream label, only available at Graceland or ELVIS THREADS, Wide selection of Elvis-themed apparel, including t-shirts, jackets, hats & accessories. GALLERY ELVIS, Upscale art pieces & collectibles. ELVIS KIDS, Special gifts for the youngest Elvis fans.

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TANGER OUTLETS 5205 Airways Blvd., off I-55 (exit 287) at Church Rd., Southaven, MS 38671; Map G-6, 662-349-1701, www. 70 outlet stores owned & operated by name brand manufacturers offering 1st quality, in-season merchandise: apparel, jewelry, housewares, toys, books, food specialties, luggage & more. Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.. TUNICA RIVERPARK. 1 RiverPark Dr. off Fitzgeralds Blvd., Tunica Resorts, MS, 1-866-51RIVER (517-4837), One-of-a-kind interactive, interpretive center, showcasing the legend, life & history of

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GOLF & GAMES FAMILY PARK, 5484 Summer Ave., 901386-2992, Map A-10. Features 3 Putt-Putt golf courses, 100-plus video games, 100 tee lighted golf range, Go-kart Supertrak & Funtrak, bumper boats, batting cages, Funland for todllers, private picnic area & birthday parties, Route 66 Bowling Game, Max Flight “Virtual Rollercoaster” & multi-level LaserTron “The Ultimate Laser Action Game”. Individual, wristband or group rates available. Open year round with seasonal hours.




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BELZ MUSEUM OF ASIAN & JUDAIC ART 119 S. Main St., Pembroke Sq., concourse level, 901-523-ARTS, www. The largest & most comprehensive collection of Asian art in the South, with more than 900 objects, ranging in date from 202 BC to the early 20th-century, including intricately carved Chinese jades, ivories, sculptures, paintings, ceramics, lacquer, textiles & funerary art. Also Judaica featuring some of Israel’s most celebrated contemporary artists. Gift shop on site; facilty rental available. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $6 adults; $5 seniors; $4 students. Group rates available. STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC 926 E. McLemore Ave, 901-942-SOUL (7685),, Map D-4. Less than 3 miles from Beale St., the neighborhood studio that gave us Isaac Hayes, Booker T & the MGs, Otis Redding, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, the Staple Singers, the Mar-Keys & more, features more than 2,000 fun & fascinating exhibits. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.; closed Mon.; gift shop open during museum hours.




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49 AIRPORT AREA 1 - Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd., Phone 901-443-3000. COLLIERVILLE 2 - Comfort Suites & Suites. 4090 Stansell Court, Phone 309-3020. 3 - Courtyard by Marriott. Collierville. 4640 Merchants Park Cir., Phone 850-9390. 4 - Hampton Inn Collierville. 1280 W. Poplar Ave., Phone 854-9400. 5 - Holiday Inn Express & Suites. 4068 Stansell Cv, Phone 309-6474.

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CORDOVA/WOLFCHASE 7 - Hampton Inn & Suites Wolfchase Galleria. 2935 N. Germantown Rd., Bartlett, TN, 38133. Phone 382-2050. 8 - Holiday Inn & Suites Memphis - Wolfchase. 2751 New Brunswick Rd., Phone 266-1952. 9 - Memphis Fairfield Inn & Suites. 8489 US Hwy 64, Phone 381-0085. 10 - SpringHill Suites by Marriott. 2800 New Brunswick Road, Phone 380-9700.

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DOWNTOWN 11 - Big Cypress Lodge. 1 Bass Pro Dr., Phone 620-4600. 12 - Comfort Inn - Downtown. 100 N. Front St., Phone 526-0583. 13 - Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown. 75 Jefferson Ave., Phone 522-2200. 14 - Crowne Plaza. 300 N. Second St., Phone 525-1800. 15 - DoubleTree Downtown. 185 Union Ave., Phone 528-1800. 16 - Hampton Inn - Beale Street. 175 Peabody Place, Phone 260-4000. 17 - Holiday Inn Express - Midtown. 1180 Union Ave., Phone 276-1175. 18 - Holiday Inn Downtown. 160 Union Ave., Phone 525-5491. 19 - Madison Hotel. 79 Madison Ave., Phone 333-1200. 20 - Memphis Sheraton Downtown. 250 Main St., Phone 901-527-7300. 21 - Peabody Hotel. 149 Union Ave., Phone 529-4000. 22 - Residence Inn - Downtown. 110 Monroe Ave., Phone 578-3700. 23 - River Inn of Harbor Town. 50 Harbor Town Square, Phone 260-3333. 24 - Sleep Inn at Court Square. 40 N. Front St., Phone 522-9700. 25 - Springhill by Marriott Downtown. 21 N. Main St., Phone 522-2100. 26 - Westin Memphis Beale Street. 170 Lt. George W. Lee Ave., Phone 334-5900. 57 - Hotel Napoleon - 179 Madison Ave, Phone 526-0002. 58 - Motel 6 Memphis Downtown - 210 S Pauline St, Phone 528-0650.



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EAST MEMPHIS HOTELS 27 - Courtyard by Marriott - Lenox Park. 3076 Kirby Parkway, Phone 365-6400. 28 - Courtyard by Marriott - Park Ave. 6015 Park Ave., Phone 761-0330. 29 - DoubleTree Memphis. 5069 Sanderlin, Phone 767-6666. 30 - Embassy Suites. 1022 S. Shady Grove Rd., Phone 684-1777. 31 – Four Points by Sheraton. 5877 Poplar Ave., Phone 751-0230. 32 - Hampton Inn - Poplar. 5320 Poplar Ave., Phone 683-8500. 33 - Holiday Inn Express - Thousand Oaks. 2700 S. Perkins Rd., Phone 367-1234. 34 - Hilton-Memphis. 939 Ridge Lake Blvd, Phone 684-6664. 35 - Holiday Inn/Fogelman Executive Center. 3700 Central Ave., Phone 678-8200. 36 - Homewood Suites - Poplar. 5811 Poplar Ave., Phone 763-0500. 37 - Hyatt Place - Primacy Parkway. 1220 Primacy Parkway, Phone 680-9700. 38 - Hotel Memphis. 2625 Thousand Oaks, Phone 362-6200. 39 - Memphis Marriott East - East. 5795 Poplar Ave., Phone 682-7881. 40 - Residence Inn - East. 6141 Old Poplar Pike, Phone 685-9595. 41 - StayBridge Suites. 1070 Ridge Lake Blvd., Phone 682-1722. 56 - Comfort Inn Thousand Oaks. 2575 Thousand Oaks, Memphis, TN 38118. Phone 901-365-2575. GERMANTOWN 42 - Comfort Inn & Suites - Germantown. 7787 Wolf River Blvd., Phone 757-7800. 43 - Courtyard by Marriott - Germantown. 7750 Wolf River Pkwy, Phone 751-0230. 44 - Hampton Inn - Hacks Cross. 3579 Hacks Cross, 754-8454. 45 - Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. 7784 Wolf Trail Cove, Phone 309-6700. 46 - Homewood Suites - Germantown. 7855 Wolf River Pkwy. Phone 751-2500. 47 - Hyatt Place - Germantown. 9161 Winchester Rd., Phone 759-1174. 48 - Residence Inn - Germantown. 9314 Poplar Pike, Phone 752-0900.





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MILLINGTON 49 - Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. 5090 Cooper Creek Blvd., Phone 872-3640. MISSISSIPPI 50 - Gold Strike Casino Resort. 1010 Casino Center Dr., Tunica Resorts, MS, 38664. Phone 888-245-7829. 52 - Hilton Garden Inn. 6671 Towne Center Loop, Southaven, MS, 38671. Phone 662-349-0277. 53 - Horseshoe Casino & Hotel. 1021 Casino Center, Robinsonville, MS, 38664. Phone 800-303-7463. 54 - Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel. 1107 Casino Center, Robinsonville, MS, 38664. Phone 662-363-0711. 55 - Hollywood Casino. 1150 Casino Strip, Robinsonville, MS, 38664. Phone 1-800-871-0711.

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THE GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, just down the street from Graceland Mansion. Phone 901-443-3000, As one of the largest hotels in Memphis, the 450-room resort is a reflection of Elvis’ personal style, with designs inspired by Graceland Mansion. The Guest House includes 20 stylish, specialty-themed suites, each with designs supervised by Priscilla Presley. Many of these suites are located on the top floor known as “The Upstairs” evocative of the upstairs at Graceland Mansion, which was the private living quarters for Elvis and his family. Clarion Brooks Road. 1471 E. Brooks Rd., Memphis, TN, 38116; 901-332-3500. Comfort Inn East Airport. 2575 Thousand Oaks, Memphis, TN 38118. Phone 901-365-2575. Holiday Inn Airport. 2240 Democrat, Memphis, TN, 38132; 901-332-1130.

Comfort Inn - Downtown. 100 N. Front St., Memphis, TN 38103. Phone 901-526-0583. COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT Map B-2 75 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-522-2200. On the trolley line at Court Square, a few blocks from the Cook Convention Center to the north & Beale St. to the south. Offers Bistro/Bar in lobby, high-speed internet access & mini-refrigerators in all rooms. CROWNE PLAZA Map C-3 300 N. Second St., Memphis, TN, 38105. Phone 901-5251800, Find the rhythm of Memphis here! Located one block from the Cook Convention Center with easy access to I-40 and walking distance from Beale Street. Hotel offers shuttle service to the entire downtown area and specializes in upscale southern hospitality. Features include 230 luxurious guest rooms with complimentary high speed internet, outdoor pool, fitness center, Canal Bar & Bistro restaurant, business center, and 5,000 square feet of event and


COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT - COLLIERVILLE Map G-10 4640 Merchants Park Cir., Collierville, TN, 38017. Phone 901850-9390. Within walking distance of shopping & dining at The Avenue Carriage Crossing Mall, offers hot breakfast buffet complete with omelet & waffle stations. Spacious rooms feature complimentary high-speed internet access, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, coffeemaker. Also indoor pool, on-site guest laundry, meeting space for up to 100 & onsite Market with room service delivery. Four Points by Sheraton. 4090 Stansell Court, Memphis TN, 38125. Phone 901-309-3020. Hampton Inn Collierville. 1280 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN, 38017. Phone 901-854-9400. Holiday Inn Express & Suites. 4068 Stansell Cv., Memphis, TN, 38125. Phone 901-309-6474.


Best Western Galleria Inn & Suites. 8635 Ricky Bell Cv., Memphis, TN, 38133. Phone 901-372-0000. Hampton Inn & Suites Wolfchase Galleria. 2935 N. Germantown Rd., Bartlett, TN, 38133. Phone 901-382-2050. Holiday Inn & Suites Memphis - Wolfchase. 2751 New B r u n s w i ck Sheraton Rd., MemMemphis phis, TN, Downtown, 38133. Phone 250 Main, 9 0 1 - 2 6 6 1952. adjoining Memphis M e m p h i s Fairfield Inn Cook Convention & Suites. 8489 US Center. Hwy 64, Memphis, TN, 38133. Phone 901-381-0085. SpringHill Suites by Marriott. 2800 New Brunswick Road, Memphis, TN, 38133. Phone 901-380-9700.


Big Cypress Lodge. 1 Bass Pro Dr., Memphis, TN 38105. Phone 901-620-4600. Toll-Free 1-800-225-6343, big-cypress. com.

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Holiday Inn Downtown. 160 Union, right in the heart of downtown Memphis. meeting space. DOUBLETREE DOWNTOWN Map C-3 185 Union Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-528-1800. 1-800-222-TREE. Just minutes from Beale St. Features include swimming pool, sauna, exercise room & T.G.I. Friday's restaurant. HAMPTON INN - BEALE STREET Map C-2 175 Peabody Place, Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-2604000. Multi-award winning hotel, one block from Beale St., in downtown Memphis. 144 deluxe guest rooms with 30 suites, each offering large work desk, dual-line accessible phone, voice mail, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, remote-controlled TV with premium movie channel, CNN & ESPN. Complimentary breakfast bar, indoor pool & spa, fitness facility, laundry for the use of hotel guest. Holiday Inn Express - Medical Center. 1180 Union Ave., Memphis, TN,, 38104; 901-276-1175. HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN Map C-2 160 Union Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-525-5491, 888-300-5491. 192-room downtown high-rise hotel, near Beale St., Trolley, FedEx Forum, AutoZone Park, Orpheum Theater, as well as Mississippi River, Mud Island, Memphis Convention Center, National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studios, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and more. Full-service restaurant, lounge, coffee shop, exercise facility, outdoor terrace pool, complimentary wireless internet access, business center and over 6800 square ft. of meeting and banquet space.

HOTEL NAPOLEON 179 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103. Phone 901-526-0002. The Hotel Napoleon, an Ascend Hotel Collection® Member is a one-of-a-kind neighborhood boutique hotel on the National Register of Historic Places. This unique 1902 building with classic architecture built by Napoleon Hill will connect you to the local flavor of Memphis with a prime downtown location and proximity to legendary attractions like Beale Street. MADISON HOTEL Map B-2 79 Madison Ave., in the heart of downtown Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-333-1200 or toll-free 866/44-MEMPHIS. Affiliate of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, combines the distinct contemporary design of a luxury boutique hotel with southern hospitality and charm. Features wet bar, mini refrigerator & coffee maker, 2 phone lines & high-speed internet connection in every room; fitness center; valet parking; restaurant, lounge, meeting room & beautiful rooftop views of the Mississippi River. Motel 6 Memphis Downtown. 210 S Pauline St, Memphis, TN 38104. Phone 901-528-0650 Peabody Hotel. 149 Union Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-529-4000. RESIDENCE INN - DOWNTOWN Map B-2 110 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-5783700. Close to AutoZone Park, Fire Museum of Memphis, Orpheum Theater. Also nearby: Sun Studio, Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Features include: tub, business center & services & small meeting rooms, complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet, complimentary breakfast. Also library, bbq grills, laundry facilities as well as coffee/tea maker, microwave, refrigerator, complimentary newspaper, separate sitting area with desk & sofa bed. Room service during limited hours. River Inn of Harbor Town. 50 Harbor Town Square, Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-260-3333. SHERATON MEMPHIS DOWNTOWN Map C-3 250 Main St., Memphis, TN, 38103, adjoining Cook Convention Center. 901-527-7300, 1-800-325-3535, www.sheraton. com/memphisdowntown. 600 rooms on 19 floors, 2 concierge level floors, full-service restaurant & lobby bar. Also indoor pool, health club & high-speed internet access. Inroom movies. Peabody Hotel. 149 Union Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-529-4000. SLEEP INN AT COURT SQUARE Map B-2 40 N. Front St., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-522-9700. Platinum Hospitality Award Winner, 2001-2002, With a Main Street Trolley just outside the door, Beale St. & all downtown attractions are just minutes away. Free, deluxe Continental breakfast; free high-speed internet; free local phone calls; free HBO; & fitness center. SPRINGHILL BY MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN Map B-2 21 N. Main St., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-522-2100, 1-800-593-6415. All-suite hotel offers up to 25% more space than a traditional hotel room with separate areas for sleeping, eating/working and relaxing. Pantry features in-room refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, 2 phones, data ports & voice mail. Complimentary breakfast, pool & fitness center, free high-speed internet. Adjoining the historic Kress Conference Center. Westin Memphis Beale Street. 170 Lt. George W. Lee Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-334-5900.

Courtyard by Marriott - Park Ave. 6015 Park Ave., Memphis, TN, 38119. Phone 901-761-0330. DOUBLETREE MEMPHIS Map C-9 5069 Sanderlin, Memphis, TN, 38117. Phone 901-767-6666, 1-800-445-8667. 264 rooms on 8 floors. King-size rooms (20% larger than regular), & handicap rooms available. Exercise room, indoor/outdoor pool, cable TV, 9 meeting rooms for 10-300. Lynchburg Legends for breakfast, lunch, dinner daily. Embassy Suites. 1022 S. Shady Grove Rd., Memphis, TN, 38120. Phone 901-684-1777. Four Points by Sheraton. 5877 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN, 38119. Phone 901-767-6300. Hampton Inn - Poplar. 5320 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN, 38119. Phone 901-683-8500. Holiday Inn Express. 2700 S. Perkins Rd., Memphis, TN, 38118. Phone 901-367-1234. HILTON MEMPHIS Map D-10 939 Ridge Lake Blvd, Memphis, TN, 38120. Phone 901-6846664, 1-800-HILTONS, In the heart of the East Memphis business district, just minutes from the airport, downtown, Beale St. & FedExForum, Liberty Bowl, Memphis Zoo & more. Amenities include high speed internet, dataport and voicemail, hairdryer, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, pool & fitness facilities, laundry/valet service. Holiday Inn/Fogelman Executive Center. 3700 Central Ave., Memphis, TN, 38111. Phone 901-678-8200. HOMESTEAD STUDIO SUITES HOTEL Map D-10 6500 Poplar Ave., 901-767-5522, 1-888-STAY-HSD. Studio suite rooms feature a fully-equipped kitchen complete with refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, dining & cook utensils. Also on-site laundry, iron & full-size ironing board, in-room computer data ports. Off-site fitness club access (fees may apply) & dry

Comfort Inn East Airport - 2575 Thousand Oaks Cv., Memphis, TN 38118. Phone 901-365-2575. Courtyard by Marriott - Lenox Park. 3076 Kirby Parkway, Memphis, TN, 38115. Phone 901-365-6400.

The all new Guest House at Graceland at 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd, just down the street from Graceland


Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd., Poplar & I-240 in East Memphis

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cleaning available. Memphis Marriott East. 5795 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN, 38119. Phone 901-682-7881. Residence Inn - East. 6141 Old Poplar Pike, Memphis, TN, 38119. Phone 901-685-9595. STAYBRIDGE SUITES Map D-10 1070 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis, TN, 38120. Phone 901682-1722. Extended stay hotel in the East Memphis business district with direct access to I-240 offers apartment-style suites, free wireless internet, complimentary breakfast buffet, fitness center, outdoor pool & more.


Quality Inn & Suites - Germantown. 7787 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown, TN, 38138. Phone 901-757-7800. Courtyard by Marriott - Germantown. 7750 Wolf River Pkwy, Germantown, TN, 38138. Phone 901-751-0230. HAMPTON INN HACKS CROSS Map G-10 3579 Hacks Cross at Winchester, across from the Tournament Players Club, 901-754-8454. Four-story, 133 East Memphis hotel with 63 mini-suites. Features include deluxe Continental breakfast, 2-line phones & voice-mail, free local calls, outdoor pool, exercise room, business center, coin-operated laundry. Mini-suites feature separate living room & work area, 2 TVs, microwave & refrigerator. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. 7784 Wolf Trail Cove, Germantown, TN, 38138. Phone 901-309-6700. Homewood Suites - Germantown. 7855 Wolf River Pkwy. Germantown, TN, 38138. Phone 901-751-2500. Homewood Suites Hacks Cross. 3583 Hacks Cross, Memphis, TN, 38138. Phone 901-758-5018. Hyatt Place - Germantown. 9161 Winchester Rd., Germantown, TN, 38138. Phone 901-759-1174.

Residence Inn - Germantown. 9314 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN, 38138. Phone 901-752-0900.


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Map A-4 5090 Copper Creek Blvd., Millington, TN, 38053. Phone 901-872-3640. 1-888-HOLIDAY (465-4329), Amenities include Express Start Breakfast Bar & Free hi-speed internet.


Gold Strike Casino Resort. 1010 Casino Center Dr., Tunica Resorts, MS, 38664. Phone 888-245-7829. Harrah’s Casino & Hotel. 13615 Old Hwy 61 North, Robinsonville, MS, 38664. Phone 800-946-4946. Hilton Garden Inn. 6671 Towne Center Loop, Southaven, MS, 38671. Phone 662-349-0277. Holiday Inn Southaven. 280 Marathon Way, Southaven, MS, 38671. Phone 662-349-0444. HOLLYWOOD CASINO TUNICA Map G-1 1150 Casino Strip Blvd., Robinsonville, MS, 1-800-871-0711. Luxurious 506-room Hollywood Hotel features 5-story tower, overlooking casino floor, & 8-story tower. Amenities & services include luxury suites, indoor pool & hot tub, outdoor sundeck. 24-hour room service, gift shop & priority tee times at River Bend Links Golf Course. Horseshoe Casino & Hotel. 1021 Casino Center, Robinsonville, MS, 38664. Phone 800-303-7463. Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel. 1107 Casino Center, Robinsonville, MS, 38664. Phone 662-363-0711.

Exhibits at Elvis Presley’s Graceland Walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Enjoy tours of Graceland Mansion, the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, and Elvis’ custom jets. Limited time exhibits include: I Shot Elvis: The Exhibit, which showcases one of the most photographed celebrities in history and photographers who captured the shots; and Elvis’ Hawaii: Concerts, Movies and More, showcasing Elvis’ love of the islands and why it was one of his favorite places to be. Other exhibits to enjoy: Elvis’ Tupelo. Explore the city Elvis first called home with photos, video, and memorabilia. An Interactive Timeline celebrates 1956, the year Elvis and rock & roll riveted the world. If you choose to tour Graceland as a VIP, check out Elvis in Hollywood, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of Elvis’ film debut and explores his films and concert documentaries.

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Graceland Tour options include: Graceland Platinum Tour: Includes an interactive iPad tour of Graceland Mansion, the Graceland Archives Experience, plus self-guided tours of Elvis’ Automobile Museum, I Shot Elvis: The Exhibit, Elvis’ Hawaii and Elvis’ Two Airplanes. Graceland VIP Tour Includes an interactive iPad tour of Graceland Mansion, the Graceland Archives Experience, plus self-guided tours of Elvis’ Automobile Museum, and more. If you just have a short time to visit, you can enjoy a Mansion Only Tour. In addition, enjoy shopping in the many gift shops or lunch in Graceland Plaza. For a FREE online travel planner, more information or reservations, visit or call 901-332-3322 or 800-238-2000. Graceland parking is located at 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis.

Where to Worship CATHOLIC

Beautiful, Historic St. Mary’s, 257 North Third; Pastoral Center at 155 Market, 1 block south of I-40; 1 block east of Convention Center. Masses: Sun. Vigil at 5 p.m. Sat., Holyday Vigil 5 p.m., Sun. Eucharist 8 & 10:30 a.m. Gathering after Sun. Masses. Penance 4:15-4:45 p.m. Sat. Daily Mass or Communion Service Tues.-Thurs., 5:30 p.m. 901-522-9420. St. Michael Catholic Church, 3863 Summer Ave. (Take Graham exit from Sam Cooper Blvd.). Holy Mass: Mon.Sat. 8:15 a.m., Mon.-Fri. 5:30 -p.m., Sat. Vigil 4 p.m., Sun. 8 & 11 a.m., Spanish Mass Sun. at 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Church Office: 901-323-0896, St. Peter Catholic Church, 190 Adams at Third, 901-5278282, Come celebrate at the oldest Catholic Church in Memphis! Mass Schedule: Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Weekday - Tues.-Fri. 12:05 p.m. in St. Martin de Porres Shrine Chapel.


Calvary Episcopal Church, Making God's love visible in downtown Memphis since 1832; 102 N. 2nd at Adams; www.; 901-525-6602; Sunday Worship Services: 8:00 am Traditional Worship; 10:00 am Eucharist with Children's Chapel; 11:15 am Formation for all ages; 12:00 pm Coffee Hour.


Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 573 N. Highland, 901-327-8177, Services: 10 a.m., Rev. Jim Berends.


First Unitarian Church of Memphis, The Church of the River (First Unitarian Church of Memphis), 292 Virginia Ave. W. (downtown off Riverside Dr. next to the Big River Crossing/Harahan Bridge). A progressive church overlooking the beautiful Mississippi River. You’re welcome regardless of your faith background, ethnicity, or who you love. Sunday Services and Religious Education Classes (Church School) 11:00 a.m. Adult Education Classes 9:30 a.m.


Christ United Methodist Church, 4488 Poplar Ave., across from the Oak Court Mall, 901-683-3521, www.cumcmemphis. org. Worship Services: Saturday Night Alive 5:30 p.m. Sat.; Traditional Family Worship 8:30 a.m. Sun.; Praise & Worship 9:45 a.m. Sun.; Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Sun.; The Hour 11 a.m. Sun.; Service of Prayer, Healing & Holy Communion 5:30 p.m. Sun.

Yellow Cab outside the famous Arcade Restaurant April, 2018 The Magazine of Memphis Since 1955

Calvary Episcopal Church built in 1844

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Official Guide for guests & newcomers, published twice monthly by MidAmerica Publishing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 111266, Memphis, TN. 38111-1266, (901) 458-3912. E-Mail: Distributed free to Memphis hotels, motels & visitor information centers. A KEY Magazine, authorized by, & trademarks KEY & KEY design licensed by, KEY Magazines, Inc. KEY NATIONAL Administrative Office, Keith Powell, President: 3805 Ivywood Court, Arlington, TX 76016, 817-654-9740, e-mail: KeyMagFW@ Website: National Advertising Sales: Hurst & Associates, Inc., 1-800-397-8908, e-mail: All rights reserved. Reproduction of ad or editorial contents or map prohibited. Copyright 2017 by Mid-America Publishing Co., Inc. Not responsible for ads wrong more than once.

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The beautiful view of the Mississippi from the sanctuary of the Unitarian Church of the River in Downtown Memphis

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CORKY’S 5259 Poplar, zip code 38119, 901-685-9744, Map D-9. 1740 Germantown Rd. (Cordova), zip code 38018, 901737-1988, Map B-10. 8743 West Poplar (Collierville), zip code 38017, 901-405-4999, Map F-10. 6434 Goodman Rd., Olive Branch, Ms 38654; 662-893-3663, Map G-10. Memphis’ finest BBQ, family owned for nearly 35 years! Delicious sandwiches, pork or beef, wet & dry ribs & BBQ salad. Also BBQ chicken, BBQ & spaghetti, hot tamales, chili & Cajun shrimp. Try a loaf of onion rings! Beer served. Lunch & dinner daily. M.C., D.C., Visa, Amex, Discover. GRACELAND RESTAURANTS Map G-4 At Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex, across from Graceland. 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd, 901-332-3322, Vernon’s Smokehouse features authentic Memphis BBQ fare, including pork ribs, beef brisket and chicken, with our exclusive Vernon’s Smokehouse BBQ sauce. Gladys’ Diner offers classic American cuisine, including burgers, hot dogs and pizza - plus one of Elvis’ favorites Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches Minnie Mae’s Sweets has hand-dipped ice cream, Root Beer floats, candy and more! Delta’s Kitchen, at The Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd, featuring classic Southern cooking and breakfast favorites of Elvis. It reopens for dinner with a more upscale feel with a handpicked wine selection and a menu that reflects the history and bounty of our Tennessee and the Mississippi Delta’s farms, fields and markets. THE HALF SHELL 688 S. Mendenhall, 38117, 901-682-3966 -- Map D-9. 7825 Winchester, zip code 38125, 901-737-6755 -- Map G-10. Two locations for the freshest quality seafood in the Mid-South. Also hand-carved steaks, sandwiches & salads; week-end brunch Sat. & Sun. til 3 p.m. Open daily for lunch & dinner.

Award winning Corky’s BBQ has melt in your mouth ribs and some of the grittiest Memphis decor around

HOLLYWOOD CAFE Map G-1 1585 Old Commerce Rd., off Hwy. 304, Robinsonville, MS, 38664, (662) 363-1225, Home of the fried dill pickle, serves delicious steaks, catfish & shrimp for lunch & dinner. Also features live entertainment Fri. & Sat. nights. Close to the casinos. Open for lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., serving dinner from 6 p.m. Fri. & Sat. Full bar. Visa, MC, Discover. HOLLYWOOD CASINO Map G-1 1150 Casino Strip Blvd., Robinsonville, MS, 38664, 1-800-871-0711. Fairbanks Steakhouse & Bar, voted “Best Steakhouse in Tunica”, hours: Thurs.-Mon. opens at 5 p.m. Celebrity Grill, dine like a star right on the casino floor. Open 24 hours daily. Epic Buffet, hours: BREAKFAST Mon- Fri. 7 – 11a.m., Sat. & Sun. 7 a.m.- noon, LUNCH Mon.- Thurs. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m, Sat. noon-3 p.m, Sun. noon – 4 p.m., DINNER Sun. – Thurs. 4 -9 p.m, Fri.- Sat. 4:00pm - midnight. KATT’S KITCHEN (1ST JACKPOT CASINO) 1450 Jackpot Blvd, Robinsonville, MS 38664. (866) 4225597, Our wide variety of extraordinary cooking stations will have your taste buds exploring a world of flavors. We’ve got all your traditional favorites, lunch and dinner featuring Asian, Tex-Mex and down home cooking. Monday - Thursday: Lunch 11AM - 2:30PM/Dinner 4PM–8:30PM. Friday–Saturday: Lunch 11AM–3PM/ Seafood Spectacular 4PM–11PM. Sunday: 11AM–8:30PM

Delta’s Kitchen at The Guest House at Graceland RESORT’S CASINO 1450 Jackpot Blvd, Robinsonville, MS 38664. (866) 4225597, You never have to look far for first-class dining options when visiting Tunica Resorts. Grab a juicy steak or fresh seafood at 61 Grille, sample some all-American favorites at Eats or tackle the international and Southern cuisine options at the Delta Blues Buffet. 61 BISTRO ITALIANO - Open Wed - Sun. 5PM-Close DELTA BLUES BUFFET - Breakfast: Sat. & Sun. 7am10am, Lunch: Mon.-Sun. 11am-3pm, Dinner: Sun.-Thurs. 4pm-9pm, Fri. & Sat. 4pm-10pm EATS - Open daily: 7am-3am

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Key Points of Interest ART MUSEUM of the UNIVERSITY of MEMPHIS 142 Communication Fine Arts Bldg., University of Memphis, near Central Ave., 901-678-2444, Includes the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, the largest public collection of Egyptian antiquities in the South; the Spirit of Africa collection of West African art objects; and changing exhibits of contemporary art. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., closed between changing exhibits & UM holidays, admission free. AUTOZONE PARK 200 Union Ave. at 3rd, downtown, (901)721-6050, The best minor league ballpark in America, and home of the Memphis Redbirds, features beautiful redbrick exterior, double-decked seating, paved walkway around the park, 24-foot climbing wall, picnic tables, walkway overlooking Redbirds bullpen. Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation is the only non-profit team-owner in the U.S. BASS PRO SHOPS AT THE PYRAMID 1 Bass Pro Dr., downtown at Memphis Pyramid, 38105; 901291-8200, Open Mon.-Sat. 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-7pm; aquarium & fish feeding daily at 10am & 5pm, alligator feeding Tues., Thurs., Sat. 2pm. Like they say: more than just a store – an adventure. Offering something for everyone, from serious outdoor enthusiast to families looking for fun. Nothing else like it anywhere in the world. Highlights: Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, Big Cypress Lodge, Beretta Fine Gun Center, 28-Story Freestanding Glass Elevator, Lookout at the Pyramid, Uncle Buck's Fishbowl & Grill, Cypress Swamp Waterfowl Habitat. BEALE STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT Downtown Memphis between 2nd & 4th St. (901) 526-0110, One of America’s famous streets; where W.C. Handy gave birth to the blues. Features restaurants, shows, shops, music, Handy statue in Handy Park. Also W.C. Handy home. BROAD AVENUE ARTS DISTRICT 2542 Broad Avenue, Located in the historic commercial area of Binghampton, the Broad Avenue Arts District is a community organization fostering the diversity of the arts, entrepreneurs, and cultures to steward economic and community vitality. Filled with unique shops and restaurants, this is one hip area you do not want to miss. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MEMPHIS 2525 Central Ave. at Hollywood, by Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 458-2678, Hands-on learning adventure for children & their families. Open 7 days a week 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & some major holidays. Call for prices. (H20h! Splash opening May 2013. Open seasonally.) COOPER YOUNG HISTORIC DISTRICT Make your way to the corner of Cooper and Young in Midtown Memphis and you’ll have arrived at a place both traditional and trendy, cosmopolitan and casual. Filled with one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, it is a real gem of the city. DANNY THOMAS-ALSAC PAVILION/ST. JUDE 332 Lauderdale N. in front of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 495-3300, Information center for St. Jude contains posters, photos, fund-raising memorabilia & audio-visual displays pertaining to hospital. Danny Thomas & ALSAC (the fund-raising arm of St. Jude). For tours of pavilion & hospital call 495-4414. Pavilion open daily. Free admission. Gift shop open daily 8:30 a.m.-4 :30p.m. DAVIES MANOR HOUSE 9336 Davies Plantation Rd., in northeast Shelby County, 901386-0715, Historic log house begun around 1830, open for tours Tues.-Sat., 12-3:30 p.m. when last tour begins. Season runs Apr. 1-Dec.15. Visit the pioneer log & chink dwelling of the Davies family who farmed the land for over 100 years. Nominal admission. Handicap access first floor.

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Call for information & directions. THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS 4339 Park, 901-761-5250, One of South’s finest collections of French Impressionist art, antique furniture & 17 acres of formal & informal gardens. Also Stout Collection of 18th Century German Porcelain. Open Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m., closed Mon. Admission $7 adults, $5 seniors 65 & over, $5 students with ID, $3 children 7-17, Dixon members free. Group rates available. ELMWOOD CEMETERY 824 S. Dudley, 901-744-3212, Established 1852, the final resting place of prominent Memphians, yellow fever victims, politicians & Civil War generals. Free. Open daily 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Office open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-noon Sat., office closed Sun. Handicap accessible. FEDEXFORUM 191 Beale & 3rd, 901-205-2640, Home of the Memphis Grizzlies, the University of Memphis Tiger basketball team and the Smithsonian Rock 'n' Soul Museum. FIRE MUSEUM OF MEMPHIS Fire Engine House No. 1 at 118 Adams, downtown, 901-3205650, Teaches Memphis fire history and fire safety and prevention. Exhibits include the FedEx Fire Room that recreates the experience of a real fire and rare historic equipment dating to 1870’s. Fire Engine House No. 1 built in 1910 is on the National Historic Register. Memorial Wall commemorating firefighters who died in the line of duty. Open Monday-Saturday, 9-5. GOLF & GAMES FAMILY PARK 5484 Summer Ave., 901-386-2992, Map A-10. Features 3 PuttPutt golf courses, 100-plus video games, 100 tee lighted golf range, Go-kart Supertrak & Funtrak, bumper boats, batting cages, Funland for todllers, private picnic area & birthday parties, Route 66 Bowling Game, Max Flight “Virtual Rollercoaster” & multi-level LaserTron “The Ultimate Laser Action Game”. Individual, wristband or group rates available. Open year round with seasonal hours. Call for specific hours. GRACELAND 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., 38116, home of Elvis Presley, King of Rock & Roll! Enjoy an interactive iPad tour of Graceland Mansion plus an all-new Graceland Archives Experience. Tour options also include self-guided tours of Elvis Automobile Museum, Sincerely Elvis and more. Great Elvis shopping and on-site restaurants. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Mansion tours not available Tuesdays Dec.-Feb.Reservations suggested during summer. (901) 332-3322 or 1-800-238-2000, MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN 96 acres with 28 specialty gardens: My Big Backyard family garden for jumping, splashing, digging & creating; the renowned Seijaku-en Japanese Garden of Tranquility, with often photographed red drum bridge & unique cultural features; also one of the nation's largest Herb Gardens, with unique opportunities for programming & visitor experience. Rental facilities & outdoor pavilion available; also Art exhibits & horticulture programs; Fratelli’s in the Garden Restaurant Tues.-Sat. 11am-2pm. Garden hours: Mar.- Oct.: Mon.-

Sun Studio is where it all began for the members of the Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley & Johnny Cash.

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore. Sat. 9-6pm; Sun. 11am-6pm. Nov.-Feb. Mon.-Sat. 9am-4:30pm; Sun. 11am-4:30pm. $5 adults; Seniors (62+) $4; kids (3-12) $3; 2 & under FREE; Garden members FREE. Group Discounts, Wheelchair accessible, free parking, 750 Cherry Rd, 901-636-4100, . MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART In Overton Park 901-544-6200, The 10,000-piece permanent collection at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art includes art from antiquity to present. The 100-year-old museum also features special exhibitions that are on display for several months. Wednesdays at the Brooks are FREE! Cafe Brooks by Paradox, located inside the museum, is open when the museum is open. The museum is located in the heart of Midtown. Open 10 a.m – 8 p.m. Wed., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon. & Tues. Admission prices: $7 adults; $6 seniors (65+); $3 students with ID; $3 children (7-17); Free children ages 6 and under. Discounted admission for scheduled groups. MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM 3050 Central, 901-320-6320, Explores natural & cultural history of Mid-South. Also features Sharpe Planetarium, Union Planters IMAX Theater & temporary exhibits throughout the year. Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. Handicap accessible. MEMPHIS MUSIC HALL OF FAME 126 Beale at 2nd & Beale, downtown, 901-205-2532 , www. As outrageous as its inductees! Meet some of the greatest musicians of all time, guys who shaped modern music & changed – right here in Memphis: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Ann Peebles, Booker T & the MGs, Alberta Hunter & a host of others! Fun, fascinating & educational with never-before-seen memorabilia, rare video performances & interviews, interactive exhibits, & much more. Open daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Group rates & individual discounts available. MEMPHIS ROCK 'N' SOUL MUSEUM 191 Beale St. & 3rd, at FedExForum, (901)-205-2533, www. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition about the birth of rock & soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial & socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world. The museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from the rural field hollers & sharecroppers of the '30s, through the explosion of Sun, Stax & Hi Records, & Memphis’ musical heyday in the 70s, to its global musical influence. Open daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (last entry 6:15). Adults $12, youth (5-17) $9. Group rates; AAA, AARP & military discounts. MEMPHIS ZOO In Overton Park, 901-276-WILD,, CHINA exhibit is home to giant pandas Ya Ya and Le Le, and Northwest Passage - featuring polar bears, black bears, sea lions and bald eagles - opens in March 2006. Also features Cat Country, Animals of the Night, Cat House Cafe, Children’s Rides, Discovery Center, Primate Canyon & Once Upon A Farm. Open (Mar.-Oct.) 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, last admission 5 p.m. Winter hours (Nov.-Feb.) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., last admission 4 p.m. MUD ISLAND RIVER PARK 125 N. Front St. Features 18-gallery Mississippi River Museum, River Walk, Adventure Center, gift shops, 5,000-seat amphitheatre for concerts & shows, food concessions & special events. Open 2nd weekend of April to Memorial Day Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend open daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. After Labor Day weekend open til end of Oct. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Special attractions throughout season. Call (901) 576-7241,

NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM 450 Mulberry St., downtown, 901-521-9699, The Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. & Wed.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun., closed Tues. NATIONAL ORNAMENTAL METAL MUSEUM 374 Metal Museum Dr., by DeSoto Park. Changing & permanent exhibits of metal or pertaining to metalwork. Historical & contemporary exhibits. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. First floor, grounds & smithy are handicap accessible. 901-774-6380, ORPHEUM THEATRE Main & Beale, 901-525-7800, A Memphis landmark since opening in 1928. Once part of Vaudeville’s great Orpheum Circuit. Call for tours of restored lobby & auditorium. SAINT BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP 645 Marshall Ave., 901-578-3588, Launched in Memphis in 1984 Saint Blues quickly became a sought-after boutique guitar brand. Production line closed in 1989; restarted in 2006. Artists who played or still play original Saint Blues include Bono, Albert King, Billy Gibbons, Jeff Carlisi, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton & Billy Squier. Based in Memphis, Saint Blues’ line of handmade, Workshop Series custom guitars & their roots instruments line are available at a discount in the factory showroom. Tours for groups of 8 or more or by appointment. SHELBY FARMS PARK 6903 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN Shelby Farms Park lies in the heart of Shelby County in Memphis, Tennessee on 4,500 acres of green space and 10.65 miles of urban trail. It’s a community treasure, unrivaled in size and potential anywhere else in the United States. STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC 926 E. McLemore Ave, 901-942-SOUL (7685), Less than 3 miles from Beale St., the neighborhood studio that gave us Isaac Hayes, Booker T & the MGs, Otis Redding, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, the Staple Singers, the Mar-Keys, the Bar-Kays & more, features more than 2,000 fun & fascinating exhibits. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.; closed Mon.; gift shop open during museum hours. SUN STUDIO 706 Union, 901-521-0664, Experience Guided Tours of the “Birthplace of Rock N’ Roll.” Hear session outtakes, touch Elvis’ 1st microphone, see loads of memorabilia & re-live the history of the world’s most fa­mous recording studio, that launched careers of Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, Charlie Rich, BB King, Howlin’ Wolf, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and many other legends! Our Special Anniversary Tour features previously unseen early Sun Studio memorabilia including early Elvis items on loan from Graceland & private collectors. Recently (2003) designated Memphis’ 2nd National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. Sun Studio open daily, 10a.m.-6:15p.m. 40min tours every hour at half past from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Admission $14 adults; kids 5-11 free, under 5 not permitted. Start in the Sun Studio Soda Shop & Record Store for a journey back to the 1950s. WOODRUFF-FONTAINE HOUSE 680 Adams, 901-526-1469. French-Victorian home, built in 1870, complete with period furnishings & large collection of antique clothing. Open Wed.-Sun. 12-4 p.m. Limited handicap access. Also gift shop. Foreign language translations of house history.

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SHERATON CROSSROADS TAVERN & GRILLE Map C-3 250 N. Main St., zip code 38103, in the Sheraton Memphis Downtown, 527-7300; Perfect get-together place for friends or co-workers to enjoy a great meal. Casual but upscale Tavern offers Starbucks® coffee, pastries & prepared food to go, as well as full dining service, handcrafted cocktails & artisanal wines. Serving Mon.-Sat. 2 p.m.-1 a.m., Sun. 2 p.m.-midnight. in the Grille enjoy delicious American dining in an innovative, urban-country atmosphere. open daily 6 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-10 p.m. Valet parking available All major credit cards accepted. PEABODY HOTEL Map C-2 149 Union Ave., zip code 38103, 901-529-4000. The South’s Grand Hotel offers a variety of dining experiences, from the casual elegance of the Lobby Bar to the award-winning cuisine of Chez Philippe and Capriccio Grill: Chez Philippe, the only Mobil 4-star restaurant in the Mid-South, offers innovative French-Asian cuisine from Chef Reinaldo Alfonso. Open Tues.-Sat. for dinner only; reservations suggested. Capriccio Grill an Italian grill, features prime steaks, steaming seafood and fresh seafood. Open daily; serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. The Corner Bar is chic downtown nightlife with cocktails, martinis, light bites and live blues Thurs.-Fri. Open daily. Peabody Deli and Desserts features famous Peabody pastries, deli sandwiches and Starbucks coffee. Eat in or take-out; open daily. Said to be the “living room” of Memphis, the Lobby Bar is the place to see and be seen – and watch The Peabody Ducks swim in their marble fountain. ROOK’S CORNER Map D-10 939 Ridge Lake Blvd., zip code 38120, at Poplar & I-240, in the Hilton Memphis, 901-684-6664. Delightful bistro atmosphere and a menu of classic American cuisine. Features: daily breakfast buffet with made-to-order omelettes and waffles; affordable lunch buffet Mon.-Fri.; nightly dinner specials. Open daily, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Major credit cards accepted.

ROBATA RAMEN & YAKITORI BAR Map C-6 2116 Madison Ave., Memphis 38104; 901-410-8290, www. Large selections of yakitori skewers & ramen styles & special flavors. Full bar featuring an assortment of sake. Open daily, 5 p.m.-midnight. Major credit cards accepted. SEKISUI EAST - 6696 Poplar Ave., zip code 38120, 901-747-0001, Map D-10. MIDTOWN - 25 S. Belvedere, zip code 38104, 901-725-0005 - Map C-5. COLLIERVILLE - 2130 W. Poplar Ave., zip code 38139, at Houston Levee, Suite 107, 901-854-0622 - Map F-10. BARTLETT - 2990 Kirby Whitten Rd., 901-377-2727 - Map A-10 Authentic, traditional Japanese restaurant features Memphis’ 1st sushi bar. Other features include Tatami room for traditional Japanese dining, Robata Bar, Japanese style bar & grill (available during dinner only), & Bonsai garden complete with a stream & “stone in the water.” Menu features tempura, sukiyaki, teriyaki & shabu shabu beef dishes. Also stone grilled steaks prepared by the customer at his table. Wine list available; full bar. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; dinner 5-9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; 5-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Early Bird Special 5-7 p.m. Midtown location serving dinner Mon.-Sat. M.C., Visa, Discover. SEKISUI PACIFIC RIM Map D-8 4724 Poplar Ave., zip code 38117, 2 blocks west of Colonial, 901-767-7770, A sushi bistro featuring deliciously authentic Japanese cuisine & maybe the best stocked sushi bar in town. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dinner 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 5-9:30 p.m. Sun. Major credit cards accepted.

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Enjoy lunch at our Tea Room

I Sekisui Pacific Rim (SPR), at 4724 Poplar, 2 blocks west of Colonial. Deliciously Japanese, delightfully atmospheric! 901-767-7770,

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f you like to eat and shop, you'll like the Woman's Exchange, 88 Racine. Offering one-of-a-kind, handmade crafts, children's clothing, toys, linens and gifts, the unique consignment store also operates one of the city's most delightful Tea Rooms, offering delicious, home-cooked luncheons, beverage and dessert included. 901-327-5681•

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the Mississippi River. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 7days a week; closed Christmas day. $5 adults, $4 children 12 & under & seniors 65 & older. Free ecotrail. Call for group rates.


MAIN STREET TROLLEY & RIVERFRONT LOOP, Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA), 901-274-MATA. Daily downtown service with stops at Central Station, Beale St., Civil Rights Museum, Mud Island, Peabody Place, Pyramid, Fire Museum, South Main Historic District & more. $1 each way; 50¢ 65+ & handicap; 4 & under free. Exact fare required.


BACKBEAT TOURS. 2nd & Beale St. (Blues City Cafe), zip code 38103, 901-527-9415, www. Relive the music of 1950s & 1960s Memphis with these one-of-akind music tours, complete with musician/tour guides who perform live (extra instruments are available: join in!) as you tour Memphis’ musical heritage aboard a vintage 1950s-era bus. Tours include the Memphis Mojo Tour, an 80-minute swing through the best of musical Memphis, from blues to rock to soul; the Big Muddy Blues to Superfly Soul, a 3 hour in depth tour that includes admission to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music; and the Hound Dog Tour, 3 hours focused on Elvis. DAVIES MANOR, 9336 Davies Plantation Rd., zip code 38133. Log & chink house, built 1807, early furnishings. Tours Tues.-Sat. 12-3:30 p.m. when last tour begins. Season runs Apr. 1-Dec. 15. Nominal admission. Handicap access first floor. For information & directions call 901-386-0715. SAINT BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP Map C-4 645 Marshall Ave., 901-578-3588, Originally launched in Memphis in 1984, Saint Blues became one of the sought-after boutique guitar brands, but closed the pro-

duction line in 1989. The line was restarted in 2006 with Tom Keckler once again involved. Artists who played or still play original Saint Blues are a who’s who of rock & blues legends including Bono, Albert King, Billy Gibbons, Jeff Carlisi, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton & Billy Squier. Based in Memphis, Saint Blues’ line of handmade, Workshop Series custom guitars & their roots instruments line including the electric washboard & cigar box guitars are available for sale at a discount in the factory showroom. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 11 am-5 pm; Sun. by appointment. Factory floor tours: Mon.-Fri. at 11 am. Tours $4.00. Group rates for tours of 20 or more. VISIT HISTORIC HOLLY SPRINGS! 888-687-4765, www., 45 miles south of Memphis, out Hwy. 78. The Antebellum Capitol of the Mid-South, offering daily home & garden tours, historic museums, art galleries, shopping on it’s historic square, camping & world famous burgers at Phillip’s Grocery Also home to Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Fitch Farms Galena Plantation, Kirkwood National Golf Club & Cottages, Wall Doxey State Park, Chewalla Lake & National Forest, Rust College & Hillcrest Cemetery: resting place of 13 Confederate generals & 1st African-American senator. GRACELAND Map G-5 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., 38116, home of Elvis Presley, King of Rock & Roll! Enjoy an interactive iPad tour of Graceland Mansion plus an all-new Graceland Archives Experience. Tour options also include self-guided tours of Elvis Automobile Museum, Sincerely Elvis and more. Great Elvis shopping and on-site restaurants. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Mansion tours not available Tuesdays Dec.Feb.Reservations suggested during summer. (901) 332-3322 or 1-800-238-2000,


METRO CAB & ADVANTAGE CAB. 901-322-2222. Fast, friendly, professional service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The area’s largest fleet features a professionally trained staff & safe, clean sedans & vans. Serving Collierville, Cordova, Germantown, Olive Branch, Millington, Southaven, West Memphis & Memphis. Quick access; local or long distance fares; fully insured. Visa, MasterCard & American Express accepted; corporate direct billing available. YELLOW CAB. P.O. Box 400, Memphis, TN 38101, 901-577-7777 (call or text), Transportation throughout the Memphis area, just a phone call away. Also chauffeured limousines and sedans, charter buses and vans, & package delivery. And: RIDE THE ROO, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri. & Sat. from Overton Square to Cooper Young District.

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Key After Dark Editor’s Favorite Bars

Mississippi Casino Fever

Beale Street is a lot of fun, but if you are looking for a more authentic and local experience, this list is perfect for you.

An overview of great Casino entertainment just south of Memphis in Tunica, Mississippi.

Earnestine & Hazel’s - 531 S Main Street

Hollywood Casino - 1150 Casino Strip Resort Blvd.

Memphis, TN 38103 Hands down the best no-frills dive bar in the whole Southern United States. Folks come from all around for the famous soul burger and the historic haunted atmosphere of this unique two-story juke-joint. Fantastic place to network, make friends and meet interesting people of all ages.

The P&H - 1532 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

The Poor & Hungry. Chill midtown beer bar that offers simple brews, burgers & other pub fare, pool tables & a youthful mellow party vibe. Bring your own liquor. Hosts Karaoke, Comedy-Night, and an Open-Mic Night.

Molly Fontaine Lounge - 679 Adams Ave

Memphis, TN 38105 If you are feeling fancy, this antiques-filled Victorian house lounge offers martinis, tapas & sing-along piano plus DJs & bands.

Robinsonville, MS, 1-800-871-0711, The Stage Bar: Play video poker, catch the game, and enjoy cocktails at the Stage Bar. Apr. 6-7 - Southern Ground Apr. 13-14 - Cherry Apr. 20-21 - Peter Moon Band Box Office Bar: Our Box Office Bar is right in the center of the action at Hollywood. Bruce the Shark makes his home above this nautical-themed bar. Enjoy a cocktail while playing bar-top video poker and blackjack machines. Or enjoy the game on one of two televisions. It’s the perfect place to relax and play.

1st Jackpot Casino - 1450 Jackpot Blvd.

Robinsonville, MS, 1-866-422-5597, The Bar Stage: Rock with the best bands in Tunica on Fridays & Saturdays. Free Apr. 6-7 - Thumpdaddy Apr. 13-14 - Nate Jackson Apr. 20-21 - Roxi Love

Hi-Tone Cafe - N Cleveland St, Memphis, TN 38104

Long-running venue featuring a cocktail lounge & live music most nights of the week. Great if you are up for anything thanks to their extremely diverse selection of musical acts. Check out their website for music schedules:

The View Rooftop Bar - Wt, 110 Monroe Ave

Residence Inn Downtown’s The View bar is open Thu., Fri. & Sat., with happy hour specials daily from 4-6pm. Also worth mentioning are the incredible views and live music on most Thursdays.

The View Rooftop Bar at the Residence Inn Downtown, Happy Hour 4-6 on Fridays Resorts Casino Tunica - 1100 Casino Strip Resort

Boulevard Tunica Resorts, MS, 1-866-706-7070 Stage Bar: Watch all of your favorite sports on Resorts Casino Tunica’s brand-new, bigger-than-life video wall.


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s i h P m e M r u To ! s e r u h c o r B Antique Warehouse Mall...............................................2563 Summer, 901-323-0600 Arkansas Motorcycle Guide...................................1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201 800-NATURAL, Arkansas Tour Guide..............................................1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201 800-NATURAL, Autobahn Indoor Speedway....................................6399 Shelby View, 901-300-3195 Backbeat Tours........................................ 2nd & Beale at Blues City Cafe, 901-272-2328 Big River Crossing................................................... Big River Crossing, Memphis, TN 38103 Davies Plantation................................................ 9336 Davies Plantation Dr., 901-386-0715 Dixon Gallery & Gardens.............................................4339 Park Ave., 901-761-5250 Golf & Games Family Park.........................................5484 Summer Ave., 901-386-2992 Graceland..............................................................3734 Elvis Presley Blvd., 901-332-3322 Haunted Memphis Ghost Ghost Tours.....................................2nd & Beale at Blues City Cafe 901-272-2328, Hot Springs/Diamond Lakes Guide........................ 629 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901 501-321-2277, MCVB Quick Reference Guide to Memphis............................ 47 Union Ave, 901-543-5300 Memphis Music Hall of Fame.............................................126 S 2nd St, 901-205-2532 Memphis Rock & Soul Museum......................................... 191 Beale St., 901-205-2533 Rockabilly Rides..................................................................126 Beale St., 901-264-0819 Stax Museum of American Soul Music..........................926 E. McLemore, 901-261-6338 Sun Studio....................................................................... 706 Union Ave., 901-521-0664 Tanger Mall ................................5205 Airways Blvd., Southaven MS 38671, 662-349-1701 Woman’s Exchange............................ 88 Racine, 901-327-5681,

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Call or Text 901-577-7777

Where it all started for Elvis!


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Sheraton Downtown Sheraton MemphisDowntown Memphis

Get Around Downtown And Beyond

Easy! Take the Trolley! MADISON AVENUE LINE (Outbound about every 16 minutes) MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:00 AM – 5:45 PM SATURDAY (every 25 minutes) 9:20 AM – 5:45 PM SUNDAY – NO SERVICE (Inbound about every 16 minutes) MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:15 AM – 6:00 PM SATURDAY (every 25 minutes) 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM SUNDAY – NO SERVICE Madison line terminates at Main and Madison at the South Couirt Station.


rom the Bass Pro Pyramid to the South Main AVENUE LINE Arts District. From BealeMADISON Street Landing to L MADISON AVENUE (Outbound about every 16 minutes) the far reaches of the Medical Center, with (Outbound about every 16 minute – FRIDAY stops everywhere you might want MONDAY to goMONDAY along the way! 7:00 AM – 5:45 PM – FRIDAY 7:00 AM – 5:45 PM Line, The MATA Trolley – be it the Madison Avenue SATURDAY (every 25 minutes) SATURDAY (every minutes) Riverfront Line or the Main Street Line* the to25go. 9:20 AM– –is 5:45 PM way 9:20 AM – 5:45 PM SUNDAY – NO SERVICE Trolleys run daily (Madison Avenue LineSUNDAY Mon.-Sat. only), – NO SERVICE (Inbound about every 16 minutes) (Inbound about every 16 minutes) showing up at each stop about every 15 minutes: $1 per MONDAY – FRIDAY MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:15 AM – 6:00 PM person, per one-way trip! Check it out! Go to matatransit. 7:15 AM – 6:00 PM SATURDAY (every 25 minutes) com and click on the little picture9:30 ofAMSATURDAY the trolley a the – 6:00 PM (every 25 minutes) 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM top of the page. Or call 901-274-MATA (6282) for more SUNDAY – NO SERVICE SUNDAY – NO SERVICE information. There’s a lot to see in Madison downtown Memphis line terminates at Main and Madison line terminates at Main a Madison at the South Couirt Station. and the Trolley is a great way to hit the sites. Madison at the South Couirt Statio

*Note: Trolley buses will temporarily not run along the Main Street Mall due to cobblestone repair. An alternate route will operate southbound on Second RIVERFRONT LINE A (6282) or RIVERFRONT LINE For more and northbound on Front between Exchange and Peabody Place at bus stops. information: 901-274-MATA (6282) or For more information: 901-274-MATA (6282) or www.matatransi About every 13 minutes) EET LINE (About every 13 minutes) MAIN STREET LINE (Southbound about every 10 minutes) MONDAY – FRIDAY MAIN STREET LINE MONDAY – FRIDAY

9:30MONDAY AM – 8:00 – PM THURSDAY 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM 7:00 AM – 10:20 PM SATURDAY SATURDAY 9:00FRIDAY AM – 9:00 PM – 9:00 7:009:00 AM –AM 11:20 PMPM SUNDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – 6:00 8:2010:00 AM – AM 11:45 PM PM Trolley travels in a counter-clockwise loop SUNDAY Trolley travels a counter-clockwise Southbound only alonginthe Riverfront and loop 10:00Southbound AMonly – 6:00 PM only along Northbound on Main Street.the Riverfront and Northbound only on Main Street.

(Northbound about every 10 minutes) (Northbound about every 10 minutes) MONDAY – THURSDAY 7:20 AMMONDAY – 10:40 PM– THURSDAY 7:20 AM – 10:40 PM FRIDAY 7:20 AMFRIDAY – 11:40 PM 7:20 AM – 11:40 PM SATURDAY 8:40 AMSATURDAY – 12:00 AM 8:40 AM – 12:00 AM SUNDAY 10:15 – SUNDAY 6:15 PM 10:15 – 6:15 PM

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(Southbound about every 10 minutes) (Southbound about every 10 minutes) MONDAY – THURSDAY 7:00 AMMONDAY – 10:20 PM– THURSDAY 7:00 AM – 10:20 PM FRIDAY 7:00 AMFRIDAY – 11:20 PM 7:00 AM – 11:20 PM SATURDAY 8:20 AMSATURDAY – 11:45 PM 8:20 AM – 11:45 PM SUNDAY SUNDAY 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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