I am grateful to live and work steps from the National Civil Rights Museum. The campus serves as an unparalleled lens into the civil and human rights narratives of our city, nation, and world. I always recommend its exhibits to out-of-towners, though I admittedly take the space and its powerful force for granted. And for many, the Museum marks a moment in history -- the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Yet upon becoming more engaged in the Museum's growth, I learned that the Lorraine Motel is, in fact, a mecca of music and cultural history. As the only interracial hotel Downtown, many famous musicians and cultural icons graced the halls of the Lorraine.
This Saturday evening, I'll be joining the community to celebrate the magic and energy of the Motel at Night at the Lorraine! We'll rewind to the 1960s, enjoying live music, a limited-edition Lorraine Motel exhibit, a silent auction, and iconic, Memphis-inspired food & drinks.
Of course, I am most excited about the food offerings. A few highlights include Rizzo's Diner, Lunchbox Eats, and Belle's Southern Bistro. Rumor is they'll be whipping up specialty small plates for all guests to enjoy over a cocktail.
It's not too late to join me -- Buy your ticket, and I'll see you Saturday.
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