Memphis is one of the most exciting cities in the U.S., and it’s especially exciting at the start of a new year. This January, there are several festivals happening around the city perfect for having fun, getting educated, or trying some famous Memphis BBQ.
Dream Fest Weekend
Leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dream Fest Weekend is a three-day event starting Jan. 19 that seeks to highlight the diversity of the local Memphis music scene.
CLE Events has teamed up with Dope On Arrival and Jason Da Hater to present Dream Fest: The Concert, as well as life performances by C-Stilla, Izzy Moore, The Kidd From Marz, and many more, plus DJ Kairys and host P.A. Bomani. Admission is just $10 per person, so don’t miss it!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration
On Jan. 21, head to the National Civil Rights Museum and take part in activities that seek to entertain and educate about community service, social justice, the Civil Rights Movement, and Dr. King’s legacy. The event doubles as the annual drive for the Mid-South Food Bank and Lifeblood as well.
International Blues Challenge
Taking place from Jan. 22-26, the International Blues Challenge gathers bands, duos, and single musicians in the Blues scene looking for their chance to break onto the world stage. Blues professionals across the world come to judge this unmissable event.
Bluff City Fire & Ice Polar Bear Plunge and Chili Cook-Off
This event is technically right after January ends, on Feb. 3, but it’s too fun not to mention. Take the icy plunge in Mid Island River, then snack on spicy chili from amazing local cooks to warm back up!
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