Wine Down Mondays at the Gallery on South Main with 4 Soul and Suavo J

Art, Artists, Bands, entertainment, events, music

On the second and fourth Monday each month, the 300 South Main Art Gallery sponsors Wine Down Mondays, an event featuring an opportunity to sample fine wines paired with food offerings, a DJ and live music. This past Monday night, DJ Kojak was providing the recorded sounds, and Memphis drummer Otis Logan’s superb band 4 Soul was providing the live grooves, ably aided and abetted by ubiquitous Memphis trombonist Suavo J, straight from his second-place award in the International Blues Challenge with the Ghost Town Blues Band. The atmosphere was just right for the grown and sexy set eager for something to do on a very cold Monday night after work.

Friday Night Art Walk in the Broad Avenue Arts District, Memphis

Art, Artists, Shopping

Memphis’Broad Avenue (as Broad Street) was the business district for the town of Binghampton prior to its consolidation with Memphis in 1915. The merger with Memphis changed the street’s name to Broad Avenue, since Memphis ordinances provided that all east-west streets would be named avenues (a law which snared Beale as well, making it Beale Avenue until it was changed back in the 1950’s). The street has seen its share of decline, but for the last several years it has been home to a burgeoning arts community known as the Broad Avenue Arts District, which has brought together a number of studios and galleries. On certain Friday nights during the year, the district sponsors Art Walks that are remarkably similar to the Trolley Nights in Memphis’ other arts community, the South Main Arts District.