Opened spring 2014
The Mississippi River is a sight from this
riverfront perch. The new complex at the
junction of Beale Street and the river, is
now complete and combines a riverboat
dock, interior space, playground and
green space - you can even trek atop its
grassy roof - with the goal of getting closer
than ever to the Mississippi River. Let
kids climb, slide and splash in a play area
complete with water features. Chaperones
can chill beneath shady structures. Local
riverboat company, Memphis Riverboats
are already rolling from the dock here.
Find the ticket office inside Beale Street
Landing's central building, and watch for
the American Queen Steamboat as she
pulls into her home port.
BASS PRO SHOPS
AT THE PYRAMID
Opens May 1, 2015
When Bass Pro Shops wraps
development of its downtown Memphis
location, it will serve as an outdoor
wonderland inside the city's iconic,
riverfront Pyramid (formerly an arena
for sports and special events). Includes
2220,000 square feet of retail, 32-story
observation deck (300-foot-high,
balconied deck will house a glasswalled restaurant
and bar) and a "Sky
Ride" along the building's exterior.
The outdoor shopping mecca will also
include a bowling alley and hotel rooms.
TRACING BEALE STREET is a musical
pilgrimage, a top-to-bottom sensation:
neon lights, brass notes, jams streaming
from every open door, screaming "Come
on in!" This is the street that gave B.B.
King his name, fascinated Elvis Presley
as a teen and hosted a concert for
hometown boy Justin Timberlake.
Continue your trek taking the Main
Street Trolley to explore all of downtown
Memphis' gems like The Peabody
Hotel with its grand lobby and famous
marching ducks. Visit Sun Studio, the
legendary studio that launched the
careers of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash,
or stop by the National Civil Rights
Museum located at the former Lorraine
Motel, the site of the assassination of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Cap it off with a
terrific view of the Mississippi River on
the trolley's riverfront loop.
Find out why Memphis is known as the
"Home of the Blues" and "Birthplace
of Rock 'n' Roll." It lies at the crossroads
of American music after all. Chase
the legends at the Stax Museum of
American Soul Music and the Memphis
Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Drive by
legendary recording studios like Ardent
and Royal, both are illustriously active
to this day. Tour Graceland - 2014 just
celebrated the 60th anniversary of Elvis
Presley's first single, "That's All Right"
-- and the birth of rock 'n' roll.
Hungry? Used to be, you came to
Memphis craving barbecue and
soul food. Our staples aren't going
anywhere, but we've heaped on some
accompaniments: Tapped craft beer.
Brought in the food trucks. Attracted
the culinary avant garde. Now you just
come to Memphis...hungry! So come
to Memphis hungry for global flavors
grounded by local, seasonal ingredients
- but rest assured, we'll keep the
barbecue and beans coming. (Our 100-
plus barbecue joints guarantee it.)
If a rich culture stitches Memphis
together, unique and historic
neighborhoods line its pockets.
Cooper-Young rides the line between
quirky and stylish, strewn with foodiemagnets, plain-clothes pubs and shops
for antiques, art, books, vinyls and
fashion. Overton Square is mid-revival,
with restaurants, bars and multiple live
theatre companies. Broad Avenue is
another revival story, with kaleidoscopic
galleries, restaurants and retailers.
Call now to book: 0800 082 2170
HALL OF FAME
Opens spring 2015
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame will
open in downtown Memphis on Beale
Street, adjacent to the newly relocated
Hard Rock Café. This will be the only
Memphis museum to focus specifically
on the heroes of Memphis music -
rock, soul, jazz, blues, R&B and more.
Meet and pay tribute to the intriguing
musical legends who shook the planet,
through this new, fun, educational and
highly interactive exhibition that's as
outrageous as the inductees themselves.
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is
being administered by the Memphis
Rock 'n' Soul Museum.
BLUES HALL OF FAME
Opens spring 2015
The Blues Foundation, the Memphisbased international blues music
organization will open the first ever Blues
Hall of Fame in downtown Memphis next
spring. The BHOF will pay tribute to the
great blues men and women including
B.B. King, Robert Johnson and Muddy
"CLOTHIER TO THE
KING" BACK ON
Opened summer 2014
Lansky Brothers was the clothing store
that changed the way America dresses.
Elvis Presley purchased all of his clothes
from the late Bernard Lansky, giving him
the nickname, the "Clothier to the King."
Today, Mr. Lansky's children run the
family business, which includes 4 retail
stores in the famous Peabody Hotel and
the newest store on Beale Street (the
same building it was located years ago.)
opened fall 2014
38 years after closing, the legendary
Lafayette's Music Room returns to the
heart of Memphis' revitalized Overton
Square. Great food and live music 7
nights a week. The original Lafayette's
was short lived in the 70s, but an
influential venue as a key stop on the
circuit for up-and-coming touring artists
including Billy Joel, KISS, Big Star and
Barry Manilow. Today, Lafayette's boasts
two live band daily, from local and
touring acts playing rock 'n' roll to jazz to
blues and everything in between.
NEW IN MEMPHIS