Memphis is one of the great cities of Amreican pop culture. The city is home to Elvis Presley's house, Graceland. Beale Street is ground zero for America's blues explosion, and the subject of Rock'n'Roll founding father Chuck Berry's immortal song, Memphis Tennessee. Located along the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, Memphis is therefore rightly cherished for its musical heritage, and its soul food. So if you are a music fan, then Memphis in May (www.memphisinmay.org/) is the right time to visit Memphis.Every weekend, starting April 29, there will be major events celebrating music, culture and food, including the Beale Street Music Festival (April 29-May1), the International Salute to Canada (May 2-9), a World Championship Barbecue Cooking contest (May 12-14) and the Great American River Run (May 28). Check the website for tickets.
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