From The South Main Association:
The Art Trolley Tour is today, Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the South Main Arts District, and features the Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy (the Grammy organization) hosting its grand opening. Galleries and shops will be open with new exhibits and special offerings as well as an assortment of refreshments for visitors.
Fresh Air Flicks, the South Main Association-sponsored open-air film, will feature “Make It Funky!” The movie is 2% jazz, 98% funky stuff! It is the story of New Orleans and its legendary musicians, who composed and performed songs that changed the world of music, influencing the course of Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll. It features the best of New Orleans’ musicians, plus special guests Bonnie Raitt and Keith Richards. Artists featured in the documentary include Allen Toussaint, Aaron Neville, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Earl Palmer, Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Jon Cleary, Kermit Ruffins, The Neville Brothers, Snooks Eaglin and Walter “Wolfman” Washington. Special commentaries by Ahmet Ertegun and Cosimo Matassa. “Make It Funky” will be shown at 9 p.m. in the space between Earnestine & Hazel’s and Gestures. Admission is free and refreshments are available.