Exploring Events in June
The Taylor Swift Experience
Through August 13
The GRAMMY Museum
The Taylor Swift Experience gives visitors and fans an in-depth look at the 10-time GRAMMY®-winning artist as a singer, songwriter, musician and producer through personal photographs and home videos, interactive experiences, handwritten lyrics of Taylor’s top-charting hits, and iconic performance outfits. For more information, call 662-441-0100 or visit
Tupelo Elvis Festival
June 1 – 4
Tupelo’s festival season culminates in the town’s celebration of all things Elvis. From the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition at the BancorpSouth Arena and live national music acts entertaining on the Fairpark Stage, to the Running with the King 5K and annual Elvis Look-a-Like Pet Parade, the festival pays homage to Tupelo’s favorite native son. For more information call 662-841-6598 or visit www.tupeloelvisfestival.com.
Memphis Italian Festival
June 1 – 3
The Memphis Italian Festival is a community celebration, demonstrating the values of family, faith and fellowship in the Italian-American tradition, for the benefit of the children of Holy Rosary Parish School. The festival will present family-oriented fun in music, food, events, games, arts & crafts. For more information call 901-219-1674 or visit www.memphisitalianfestival.com.
Sunset on the Square Summer Concert Series
June 1 – Rustenhaven
June 8 – Andrew Hancock & His Band
June 15 – Luther Lewis & White Lightning
June 22 – Almost Famous
June 29 – Erek Stone & The Fabulous Steeler Band
Hernando Courthouse Lawn
7:00 – 9:00pm
Each Thursday in June enjoy Hernando’s “Sunset on the Square” Summer Concert series presented by First Tennessee Bank and Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce. It will be a fun-filled evening of music for the whole family. A variety of musical acts will appear on the stage and don’t worry about supper as there will be food vendors around the square too. For more information visit www.hernandoms.org or call 662-429-9055.
Potters’ Guild Spring Show & Sale
June 2 – 4
Botanic Garden’s Goldsmith Civic Center
Featuring the work of the best ceramic artists in the Mid-South: locally made tableware, hand-thrown pottery, hand-modeled sculpture, jewelry and more. Opening reception: Friday, June 2nd, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm; Saturday, June 3rd, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday, June 4th, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Admission is free. For additional information call 901.636-4100, or visit www.thememphispottersguild.com.
5th Annual National Trails Day
“Less Litter More Beauty Hike”
Tishomingo State Park
For more information call 662-438-6914.
Warfield Point Park
10:00am – 5:00pm
Benefitting Camp Looking Glass. Art, food, music, BBQ competition and more. For information call 662-335-3371 or visit www.warfieldriverfest.com.
Memphis Area Master Gardeners Present the 8th Annual Garden Tour
9:00am – 4:00pm
Features 7 gardens each with a distinct personality and special features. Free admission – donations welcomed. Rain or shine. For information visit
5th Annual South Branch Lions Club Crawfish & Music Festival
Olive Branch, MS
5:00pm – Midnight
Food vendors, music and more! Bring your lawn chair. Coolers allowed for $20 per cooler. Kids under 13 are free. Free parking. For more information visit southbranchlionsclub.org.
FedEx St. Jude Classic
June 5 – 11
Past winners include Daniel Berger, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Woody Austin and Justin Leonard. This annual PGA Tour golf tournament has raised more than $33 million for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For information call 901-748-0534 or visit stjudeclassic.com.
69th Annual Germantown Charity Horse Show
June 6 – 10
This all-breed event showcases over 800 horses, including hunter/jumpers, American Saddlebreds, Roaster and Hackney ponies, and Tennessee Walking Horses. All-day event with evening ceremonies starting at 5 p.m. Food and other vendors on site. Evening tickets are $5.00 For information call 901-754-0009 or visit gchs.org.
Movie Night in the Park Presented by First Financial Bank
June 6 – “Miracles From Heaven”
June 13 – “Homeward Bound”
June 20 – “Angry Birds”
June 27 – “The Jungle Book”
Cooler, blankets, and lawn chairs are welcome. Concessions will be available. Movie starts at dark.
Delta Soul Celebrity Golf and Charity Event
June 8 – 10
True to its Delta roots, the sixth annual Delta Soul Celebrity Golf and Charity Event promises to be filled with the southern hospitality and laidback good times that has become the signature of this epic fundraising event for the Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation (SASCF). This 3 day-3 night event which begins with a celebrity dinner at the legendary Doe’s Eat Place is a fun-filled music and golf extravaganza that you don’t want to miss! For more information visit www.sascf.org/delta-soul-event.
BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
Chris Stapleton is coming to the BankPlus Amphitheater Friday, June 10 as part of the C Spire Concert Series with Anderson East and Brent Cobb. Tickets can be purchased at BankPlus Amphitheater box office 662-892-2660,
www.ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster at
1-800-745-3000. For additional information,
Juneteenth Family Fun Festival
Latimer Lakes Park
Horn Lake, MS
10:00am – 7:00pm
Juneteenth Family Fun Celebration, hosted by the North Mississippi Cultural Foundation, is celebrating their 5th annual festival. Celebrate our Community, our Heritage and most importantly, bring your family to have Fun! There will be a wide range of activities planned for that day, including various food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, a Kid’s Zone and more. For more information
GPAC Food Truck & Music Festival
Germantown Performing Arts Center
11:00am – 8:00pm
Celebrate Memphis music with performances by Jason D. Williams, Memphis Jones and Proud Mary. Admission is free and the event is family friendly so bring your blankets and camp chairs (no coolers please) and head over to THE GROVE at GPAC. Online Auction items will be on display in the Black Box on the day of the festival. Bidding opens Tuesday, May 30th and runs through 7:30 pm on June 11th. For more information visit gpacweb.com or call 901-751-7500.
Book Signing and Reading with Carolyn Brown – “Artist’s Sketch: A Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark”
TurnRow Book Company
The Artist’s Sketch shines a light on Clark, finally bringing her out of obscurity. This book also introduces Clark’s art to a new generation of readers and highlights current projects and important work being done in Holly Springs by the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery and the Marshall County Historical Museum, the two institutions that, since her death, have worked hard to keep Kate Freeman Clark’s legacy alive. For more information, visit
www.turnrowbooks.com or call 662-453-5595.
Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series: Little Big Town
Memphis Botanic Garden
Order tickets online or at the box office at 901-576-4107. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Come early and get your picnic spread on the lawn or purchase your food from vendors offering tempting Garden treats. Call ahead and pre-order food from one of the caterers. Upgrade your lawn ticket for reserved seating at the box office the day of the show. Sorry, no pets or recording devices. Visit
www.liveatthegarden.com for more information.
Hill Country Freedom Fest
Park Along the River
New Albany, MS
Enjoy music, food, a carnival midway, a makers’ market, as well as a fireworks show and more on the banks of the beautiful Tallahatchie River in downtown New Albany! Nightime Concert by Sam Mosley and the Muscle Shoals horns and special guests. For more information call
662-534-1047 or visit www.facebook.com/freedomfestNA.
Stars and Stripes Festival and Community Picnic
Held at the arboretum area between the two downtown bridges on the Yazoo River, the festival features live entertainment, a veterans tribute, games, and a splash pad for kids, a boat parade on the Yazoo River and a giant fireworks show at dark from Veterans Bridge. The park opens at 6pm. For more information, please call the Chamber office at 662-453-4152.