Awards Luncheon and Day 1 of Music Showcases at On Location Memphis @olm_trailer @5thChild @KnowledgeNick @CameronBethany_ @TruthUniversal @MarcoPave @SunburntMoon#olm2014

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The 15th annual On Location Memphis Film and Music Festival got underway in earnest on Friday April 25 with the awards luncheon at Lost Pizza Company on Poplar Avenue. Folk acoustic duo Sunburnt Moon providing the really cool music for the occasion. Registration then opened at Studio on the Square in Overton Square around 1 PM, with films occurring all afternoon. At 7 PM, music showcases got underway at Le Chardonnay, The Blue Monkey, Otherlands, Java Cabana and Newbys, and these ran until midnight. Highlights of the evening included performances by Mike Mosby and the Hard Hitters Band featuring vocalist Cameron Bethany at Le Chardonnay, Cowboy Bob Sawyer and Low Society at Otherlands, and an all-star hip-hop line-up at Newby’s that included Marco Pave, 5th Child, Truth Universal, Marcel P. Black, Lyriqs Da Lyraciss, Lukah Luciano, A. C. Dutch and the Iron Mouth Battle League and Knowledge Nick, who was also the MC for the evening.

Losing Yourself in Pizza Heaven at the Lost Pizza Company (@lostpizza) in Southaven

Restaurant Reviews

The Lost Pizza Company began a few years back as the Lost Dog Pizza Company in Cleveland, Mississippi on Highway 61 North (almost in Renova). I heard good things about it back then, but in the years since, they lost the “dog” and expanded into Indianola, Tupelo and Grenada. Now they have entered the Memphis metropolitan area, opening a location at Snowden Grove in Southaven, so I had to take a ride out there this weekend to investigate. As befits any restaurant chain based in Cleveland, the decor of Lost Pizza Company is themed around blues, with bottlecap guitars on the walls, blues and jazz artwork prominently displayed, and a wall of blues and rock concert posters. A secondary theme seems to be hippies, so there are also Woodstock posters and surfboards. Of course decor is fine, but you go to a restaurant for the food. Well, I can honestly say that Lost Pizza Company makes a tasty pizza, with thin or thick crust, and I especially liked the 8-inch individual size option, which a lot of pizzerias just don’t offer. You can design your own pizza with any of Lost’s amazing toppings, and I opted for a thin crust of pepperoni, bacon and mushrooms. It came out fairly quickly, piping hot, and all at a reasonable price. So when you’re wanting really good pizza, get lost! Lost Pizza Company, that is. Don’t live near a location? Well, they franchise, but if you’re not the entrepreneurial type, you can also visit them at