Singin’ The Blues
Have you ever had wet barbecue? I haven’t either but the folks in Memphis may have to acquire a taste for it as shower and thunderstorms threaten opening day of one of the biggest festivals the mid-south has to offer. Memphis in May starts this Friday and runs throughout the month of May. From the Beale Street Music Festival to the 2010 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, this enormous event contributes to the economic growth of the community, fosters civic pride, promotes awareness of Memphis heritage and builds international relationships – while at the same time giving the hundreds of thousands of people that come from all over the country to visit, a darn fun time!
If you’ve never been to Memphis, add that on your list of places to visit – Graceland, Mud Island, all kinds of profession sporting teams – there is something for everyone and there’s never a bad time to be there.
However, If you’re going to be down on the river this weekend, take an umbrella. The folks down on Beale Street may be singin’ in the rain.
Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist