VOL. 132 | NO. 125 | Friday, June 23, 2017
The Live at the Garden summer concert series kicks off with Little Big Town on Friday, June 23, at 8:30 p.m. (gates at 6:30 p.m.) at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Visit liveatthegarden.com or call 901-636-4107 for details and a series schedule.
The 2017 Total Woman Summit will be held Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. The summit aims to bring together gifted and accomplished women to celebrate what they do well and share tips on how they can improve in the areas of mind, body, spirit, finances and career. Visit totalwoman17.eventbrite.com for details.
Memphis Branch NAACP will host its Centennial Freedom Fund Luncheon on Saturday, June 24, at 11:30 a.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry and former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. are the guest speakers at the luncheon, themed “Reflecting on the Past, Remaining Focused on the Future: 100 Years of Civil Rights and Human Rights Advocacy.” Tickets start at $100. Visit naacpmemphis.org for details.
Mid-South Transplant Foundation’s sixth annual Ride for Life Bike-a-thon for Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness will be held Sunday, June 25, at 7 a.m. at Memorial Park, 5668 Poplar Ave. The cycling event includes a 25-mile ride, 1-mile kids fun ride, and post-ride party catered by Crepemaker. Register at midsouthtransplantrfl.racesonline.com or call 901-328-4438.
WUMR 91.7 FM The Jazz Lover will host its Jazz in June kickoff party Sunday, June 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (doors at 5:30 p.m.) at the New Daisy Theatre, 330 Beale St. Gary Goin and Pat Register, together known as Dual Drive, will perform music from their latest release, “The Memphis Project.” Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door; University of Memphis students get in free with ID. Visit memphis.edu/wumr for details.
Johnny Mathis will make a Memphis concert stop on his Voice of Romance Tour Sunday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Mathis will perform some of his greatest hits and personal favorites, supported by comedian and musician Gary Mule Deer. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.