OF COURSE it's rainy and freezing!

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
OF COURSE it's rainy and freezing!
Fri, 05-03-2013 - 3:25pm

Memphis in May has started.  It is a month long street festival that takes place on the banks of the Mississippi River every May.  This weekend features the Beale Street Music Festival.  Three outdoor stages and a blues tent, runs this afternoon through Sunday night.  And of course we are having record rainfall and record cold.

Next week's schedule is light, but the week after is the Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest.  That is always notorious for being rainy as well.  And the following week will be the Sunset Symphony, which somehow seems to pull through at the last minute with a stunning sunset.  

We are proud of this festival, but May is our worst month of the year for bad weather.  One year Al Roker joined a BBQ team and was shocked when a tornado caused the festival to be evacuated.  He would not leave the BBQ pit!  It was hilarious.