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Center for Southern Folklore is worth the visit if you want to sit and hear some blues or have a beer and learn about Southern culture. This private, non-profit organization is dedicated to informing people about Southern history with an emphasis on music and art. The interior, decorated by local artists, is eclectic and includes a gift shop and coffee bar. The gift shop is a great place to get books or albums featuring Memphis and Memphis artists. They also have live music Friday and Saturday evenings.
Rum Boogie Cafe's Blues Hall features live music every night of the week. The venue itself isn't the most glamorous, but the talent is undeniable. The resident performers, Dr. Feelgood Potts and his band play Friday through Monday. It's located next to the Rum Boogie Cafe, which is known for its delicious Cajun and barbecue dishes. Make a night of it and visit this venue for some great blues.
Minglewood Hall is a versatile venue that plays host to almost all kinds of events. Set in a former bread factory, this is one of the major event venues in the city. Complete with state-of-the-art equipment, this hall makes a great venue for gigs, corporate functions and even private celebrations. Most commonly used for concerts and stage shows, this space is good for catching a well-scripted play as well.
Liberty Bowl Stadium is a massive football stadium that can seat up to 62,000 spectators. In 1965, the Liberty Bowl College Football Classic shifted from Philadelphia to Memphis, and that is how this stadium got its new name. It has witnessed some of the most remarkable college football games over the years. It also plays host to rock concerts.
Head down to Billy Hardwick's All Star Lanes for an enjoyable game of bowling with friends and family. This 40-lane bowling alley boasts a plethora of fascinating features, including fluorescent-lit lanes, late night cosmic bowling and little kids sized bowling balls. Bowl to your heart's content on these pristine lanes, and when you're tired head to one of the food and drink stalls to regain your energy. The scores are computerized, so you don't have to worry about keeping track of your progress.