On the first Sunday of each month, Brinson’s in downtown Memphis sponsors a free event called First Sunday, which seems to be something of a music showcase and a trade show all at once, with live performances and exhibits of locally-sourced products. This month, my homeboys in the 4 Soul Band were scheduled to perform, so I went to support them. 4 Soul is one of our city’s best neo-soul/funk/jazz bands, performing in a number of local venues, and behind several local rap artists.
After the chaotic end of the Orange Mound Block Party, I grabbed dinner at the Fillin Station in Southaven, got a latte from Starbucks in Midtown, and then headed to Brinson’s for the Summer of Sum Tour event that my homie Cortez “Godfellow” Currie had invited me to. I hung out with some of the artists from 10 PM until midnight, but the show got underway late, and as I had to be a church the next morning, I headed on home.