The venue for TheatreWorks, a voluntary organization, the Evergreen Theatre is a multi-purpose venue. Drama, musicals, concerts, ballet performances and much more is staged here on a regular basis. Various classes and workshops organized by TheatreWorks are held at Evergreen too. This theater with a seating capacity of 725, can also be rented for private events. For schedule and exact technical specifications, call ahead.
303 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103 +1 901 523 0020
The Rumba Room brings the vibrant and lively culture of Latin America to downtown Memphis. This restaurant-cum-club offers a refreshing change from the usual pub experience. One can find live salsa bands, salsa lessons, gigs, and much more happening here. The Latin flavor is also evident in the sumptuously exotic items on the restaurant's menu. Try their Baja Shrimp Tacos or Ultimate Nachos with a glass of margaritas or Cuban mojitos. The Rumba Room is also available on rent for private events. See the website to know more.
55 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103 +1 901 409 9892/+1 901 503 7535
Headed by Donald O'Conner, the Watoto Memphis Performing Arts Academy is local theater at its best. Housed within a huge building, the academy boasts of a moderate event space. The essence of Afro-American culture can be experienced in almost all the shows put up by this group. The group with its international appeal aims at promoting and preserving the heritage of Afro-American culture. It also conducts summer workshops and other such activities at its location.
95 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103 +1 901 473 9573
Located in the heart of the busy downtown district, the Local Gastropub is a delightful bar ad restaurant. Enjoy delicious seafood platter while sipping on to some nice brew. The pub offers four large screens for sports viewing and the comfortable decor elevates the whole experience. Local Gastropub can also be hired for private events for up to 100 people. Check website for further details.
The interestingly named 'Escape Alley Sundry' is christened after the General Washburn's Escape Alley behind the restaurant, which is named so to commemorate the Second Battle of Memphis. Keeping close to the local flavor, the eatery has a very southern feel, accentuated by the hospitality and the items on the menu. The decor of the Escape Alley is also unique, with several paintings hanging on the walls and some bric-a-brac strewn across the place, and, what's more, they are all for sale! So, drop by the Escape Alley Sundry for a quick bite, or, perhaps, buy a painting or two, or just to enjoy the live music that is organized here regularly. Call for more information.
Established by the amiable Ekundayo Bandele, the Hattiloo Theatre is actually named after his daughters Hatti, Hatshepsut and Loo! With a great downtown location in a neighborhood known as Edge, this black-box theater is one of the most popular ones with local artistes who converge here to exchange ideas and network. Their repertoire is pretty interesting too going by the past performances that have been held here. Check their website for more information on upcoming theatrical productions and contests.
A local favourite hangout, this pub is popular among the youngsters as well as the adult business crowd. The place focuses on drinks, simple food, and of course, great music. Drop in for a drink or two, and dance to the latest numbers.
380 Beale Street Memphis, TN 38103 +1 901 527 0025
A two story destination, the Plush Club, is the local hang out of Memphis. The crowd here mainly consists of youth who dance the night away sipping on to some of the bar concoctions. The club presents local events and live acts, some of which are ticketed so make sure you have one in order to bask in the night life of Memphis.
Cactus Jacks is the perfect haunt for those late-night parties with friends. The popular nightclub plays the latest dance numbers, but more of country music. The crowd is generally hooked to the dance floor, and at the bar, booze keeps flowing through the night. The atmosphere is laid-back and casual. However, with the binging and dancing, a next morning hangover is guaranteed!
125 North Front Street Mud Island River Park Memphis, TN 38103 +1 901 576 7241
The Mud Island Amphitheatre, is located within the scenic resident of entertainment, the Mud Island. The amphitheatre can house up to 5,000 people at a time and hosts a variety of arts performances and concerts. With the Mississippi river and the Memphis skyline in the backdrop in the company of fantastic performances audiences enjoy every bit of the time here.