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Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival

May 5 - May 7

Tom Lee Park
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The Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival delivers another massive lineup of acts to perform right along the river in Tom Lee Park this year. Click here for information about tickets and more. OTHER MEMPHIS IN MAY EVENTS Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Memphis in May Great American River Run Memphis in May 901Fest    

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Duncan Williams Inc. St. Jude Dragonboat Races

May 13 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mud Island River Park
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Join St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the Duncan-Williams, Inc. St. Jude Dragon Boat Races! No prior experience is needed to participate in the race. Join a crew  or cheer one on at this family-friendly event featuring live entertainment, food and all-day activities. Follow this link to register your team or learn about how to support without being on a team.     Photograph Sources Lipscomb-Pitts-Insurance-LLC CrossFit Hit and Run

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Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

May 17 - May 20

Tom Lee Park
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Memphis in May’s Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest  draws the best in the business duke it out on the river for the barbecue cooking championship title.  Click here for information about tickets, how to enter and more. OTHER MEMPHIS IN MAY EVENTS Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival Memphis in May Great American River Run Memphis in May 901Fest

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America Docking

May 19 @ 8:45 am - May 20 @ 1:30 pm

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The America will arrive in Memphis at Mud Island River Park at 8:45 a.m. and will leave the following day at 1:30 p.m. The America will be American Cruise Lines’ eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel this year. Scheduled to begin sailing the Mississippi River in early 2016, America will be the finest Mississippi paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a Mississippi riverboat.    

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Queen of the Mississippi Docking

May 26 @ 8:45 am - May 27 @ 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on November 17, 2017,
and Once on December 1, 2017

Mud Island River Park
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The Queen of the Mississippi will arrive in Memphis at Mud Island River Park at 8:45 a.m. and will depart the next day at 1:30 p.m. The Queen of the Mississippi launched in 2012 and is modeled after traditional Victorian-style riverboats of the late 1800s. She was the first paddlewheeler built for the Mississippi River in nearly 20 years. Queen of the Mississippi offers passengers modern amenities and comforts including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, WiFi,…

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Memphis in May 901Fest

May 27

Tom Lee Park
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901Fest in conjunction with the Great American River Run fills the shoes of Memphis in May’s iconic Sunset Symphony. Although the 901Fest will also feature a firework show, it has a much different layout than its predecessor. The event features a variety of Memphis vendors, performances and food. For more information visit memphisinmay.org/901fest. Other Memphis in May Events Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Memphis in May Great American River Run

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Memphis in May Great American River Run

May 28

Memphis Riverfront
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The Great American River Run joins 901Fest and fills the shoes of Memphis in May’s iconic Sunset Symphony to close out the month of cultural celebration. With a 5k and half marathon the event is fit for the weekend warriors, super serious runners and all those in between. Both races will stretch along the riverfront before ending at Beale Street Landing. Entertainment along the courses builds toward the music, food and beverages that await runners at the end. Register for…

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Norah Jones Concert

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mud Island Amphitheater
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June 8, 2017 will be a soulful evening downtown on the river with Norah Jones at Mud Island Amphitheater. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.

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American Duchess

American Duchess Docking

June 12 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on June 26, 2017,
and Once on July 10, 2017,
and Once on September 4, 2017,
and Once on September 18, 2017,
and Once on October 2, 2017,
and Once on October 16, 2017,
and Once on October 30, 2017,
and Once on November 13, 2017,
and Once on November 27, 2017,
and Once on December 23, 2017

Beale Street Landing
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The American Duchess will arrive in Memphis at Beale Street Landing at 4:00 a.m. and will depart the that day at 5:00 p.m. The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to feature single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.

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Queen of the Mississippi Docking

June 13 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Beale Street Landing
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The Queen of the Mississippi will arrive in Memphis at Beale Street Landing at 8:30 a.m. and will depart the same day at 6:00 p.m. The Queen of the Mississippi launched in 2012 and is modeled after traditional Victorian-style riverboats of the late 1800s. She was the first paddlewheeler built for the Mississippi River in nearly 20 years. Queen of the Mississippi offers passengers modern amenities and comforts including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, WiFi, and more.…

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