The city Memphis, on the southwestern corner of the US state of Tennessee is the county seat of Shelby County. Located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi River.
Memphis Mojo Tour - entertained by musicians while travel the streets of Memphis in a nostalgic bus - pretty cool.
The Silky O'Sullivan's, located on Beale Street, formerly the Gallina building, is over 100 years. It used to be a saloon that ran all day and night with as many as fourteen bartenders. In addition to the bar and restaurant, there was a poker and a race horse room.
Designed by Looney Ricks Kiss Architects of Memphis, Autozone Park, located in downtown Memphis, opened in 2000 and is home to the Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League.
The Memphis Riverfront stretches along the Mississippi River from Meeman-Shelby Forest SP in the north, to the T. O. Fuller SP in the south.
The River Walk is a park system, that connects downtown Memphis from Mississippi River Greenbelt Park in the north, to Tom Lee Park in the south.
Hernando de Soto Bridge opened in 1973 and carries more than 55,000 vehicles each day. It is a through arch bridge carrying Interstate 40 across the Mississippi River between Memphis Tennessee and West Memphis, Arkansas.
Art on N Front Street, Memphis, TN.
All Aboard! Memphis Riverboats are located at 251 Riverside Drive (Wolfs River Harbor).
The Memphis Pyramid, a former sports and concert arena and Mississippi River landmark has sat largely idle for 11 years, has reopened as a wilderness-inspired hotel called Big Cypress Lodge and Bass Pro Shop retail store.
The Mighty River and Mud Island River Park.
Beale Street Landing is where Memphis meets the river, placing the untamed beauty of The Mississippi within arm's reach.
The 1841 created Beale Street is a significant location in the city 's history.
In the 1860s, many black traveling musicians began performing on Beale.
In the early 1900s, Beale Steet was filled with many clubs, restaurants and shops, many of them owned by African-Americans.
B.B. King is the greatest exponent of the blues and considered by many to be to most influential guitarist of the latter part of the 20th century. RIP.
Welcome to Beale Street, voted the most iconic street in America by USA Today!
Every Wednesday on Beale Street: Bike Night! May-September or October
The blues clubs and restaurants that line Beale Street are major tourist attractions in Memphis.
The custom made bikes are quite cool!
Beale or Beal Street? Regardless of how you spell it, you're bound to have fun among the downtown Memphis clubs, restaurants and music.
Festivals and outdoor concerts periodically bring large crowds to the street and its surrounding areas.
From the 1920s to the 1940s, Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, Alter King, Memphis Minnie, BB King, Rufus Thomas, Rosco Gordon and other blues and jazz legends played on Beale Street and helped develop the Memphis Blues Style.
In the 1960s, Beale became run down and many stores closed. On December 15, 1977, Beale street was officially declared the "Home of the Blues" by an act of Congress.
Despite this national recognition of its historic significance, Beale was a virtual ghost town after a disastrous urban renewal program with every building.
Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis" includes the lyric "walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale" in the chorus. Yes, I do ...
If Memphis music moves you, how will you feel at its source? Energized!
During the first weekend of May the Beale Street Music Festival brings major music acts from a variety of musical genres to Tom Lee Park at the end of Beale Street on the Memphis River.
The festival is the kickoff event of a month of festivities citywide known as Memphis in May.
Enjoy a great meal and dance the night away on Beale Street: Blues City Cafe
Trace the roots of your favorite songs, then hear who's making music here today.
Having fun on Beale Street...
… late in the night.
Many musicians, including Aretha Frankin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Booker T & the M.G.'s, Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Shawn Lane, Same & Dave and BB King, got their start in Memphis in the 1950s and 1960s.
Put on my blue suede shoes and boarded the plane. Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues in the middle of the pouring rain - Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn.
The Silky O'Sullivan's on Beale Street is a monument to just how bad the street's decay got before its revitalization began in the early '80s.
The indoor restaurant and bar area sits at the corner of Third and Beale in the old Gallina building but beside it there is a large outdoor patio area sitting behind the heavily-reinforced remaining facade of collapsed building.
Best on Beale Street.
"The champ is a Swiss guy!" Right, bro! By the way, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is the largest pork barbecue-cooking contest in the world.
"If you can't find it at Schwab's, you're better off without it" - A. Schwab Trading Co dry goods store is the only remaining original business on Beale Street.
No trip to the birthplace of rock n' roll is complete without a visit to Hard Rock Cafe Memphis.