Every year on Labor Day week-end the Center for Southern Folklore sponsors the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival downtown on Main Street. I had never been before and neither had The Daughter, so this year we decided to trek on down there and see what we'd been missing. Quite a lot! There was a stage set up on Main Street at Beale and another at Union and a third about half-way in-between. All along Main Street between the music venues were artists and vendors of all sorts.
Here's a promotional video for the event:
We had a wonderful time. Next year we plan on eating on one of the patios close to a music tent.
After we finished at the festival, we walked back to Tom Lee Park where we'd left the car but thought we wouldn't leave downtown quite yet. We decided to walk along the Riverwalk a ways, since we aren't usually on the southern end of it. We went along the Mississippi River down to Martyrs Park:
This park honors the martyrs of the Yellow Fever epidemic in 1878.
We walked back to the car via the pedestrian lane on Riverside Drive:
A lovely way to spend a summer afternoon!