Get Down Memphis! featuring Beale Street bike night





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Published on Oct 22, 2009


Featuring the Bike Night on Beale Street, Greenbelt Park on Mud Island, Itta Bena Restaurant, and the Rum Boogie Cafe.

Bike Night on Beale Street
Wednesdays at 5 pm 11 pm, weather permitting
Money talks and its saying that Beale Street is Tennessees number one tourist attraction based on revenue. No other tourist attraction in our great state even comes close to making the cash register cha-ching like the music, food, dancing, drinking and fun on Beale Street. Plus theres always interesting events like Wednesdays Bike Nights. In peak months, youll see as many as 1200 hogs and choppers lining the street! Its a sight like no other. And after the bikes hightail it, remember that some Beale Street clubs stay open to 5 am.

Greenbelt Park on Mud Island
If youre looking for a place to walk, run, picnic or rollerblade on the river, Greenbelt Park is the spot. The 5,000 residents on Mud Island take advantage of this riverfront park which extends 1.5 miles from its parking lot on the south end to the parking lot on the north end. Perfect views of the Mississippi River with barges and boats rolling by. Youll also see fitness classes, yoga groups and sports teams and lots of dogs (on leashes) hanging out in the park.

Itta Bena Restaurant
145 Second Ave at Beale above BB Kings, 901-578-3031
Valet Parking offered on Second Ave just South of Beale
Itta Bena is an amazing restaurant on the third floor of BB Kings Blues Club. It may be located on Beale Street but its far away from the maddening crowd! This exclusive restaurant is designed in the manner of the speakeasies of the 1920's and features an unmarked, discreet entrance. Itta Bena combines upscale Southern contemporary cuisine with a Delta influence. The food and ambiance are top notch. Wednesdays local chanteuse Dianne Price plays piano and they offer a special 3-course dinner for $40.

Rum Boogie
185 Beale Street, 901.528.0150
Eat. Drink. Boogie. Repeat. Wise words as seen on the side of Rum Boogie Cafe. Since 1985, Rum Boogie Café has been a cornerstone of Beale Street offering great food, great music and a heck of a dance floor 7 days a week from 11 am until 2 am! And yes, they have a killer selection of rum ahoy Capt Morgan!

This Episode Features music by
The Tunnel Clones
The Angel Sluts

Created by Live From Memphis in partnership with the Center City Commission, Get Down is downtown Memphis like you've never seen it before. No fluff, just fun on the bluff!

Conceived by:
Live From Memphis

Sarah Fleming

Christopher Reyes

Brad Phelan

Shelly Gillete
Assistant Director

Robin Salant
Still Photographer / Additional Videography / 2nd Assistant Director

Brett Magdovitz
John Pickle

Get Down is a production of Live From Memphis

Light's on JG's bike are "Downlow Glows" from Rock the

Custom Bike provided by Robert Fortner


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