Odd Normality is a three piece all original instrumental group that will perform at this month’s First Thursday Night Out in Cooper-Young. Band members Adam Biser, Scott Carter and Dwayne Caudill will entertain with their versatile sound that derives from a mix of rock, jazz, funk, classical and a little bluegrass. In addition, some of our talented area artists such as Darla Linerode-Henson, Lisa Blake, Chuck Parr, Angie Cooper and representatives of the Memphis Arts Collective will be setup to sell and show their artistic pieces and vintage collectibles. Come as you are and join us to celebrate the best holiday of the summer on July 1 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm with these local musicians and artists.
Cooper-Young is home to over 178 independent business owners who offer everything from roofing to tattoos and sushi to French antiques. First Thursday Night Out is when 38 of these independent business owners stay open late, offer discounts and free live music all over the area. With over 18 restaurants and 20 retail/art/antique shops within walking distance, why not spend some time getting to know the hip merchants who make up Cooper-Young. You won’t find any big box here just friendly folks offering the best they have at reasonable prices.
Midtown Martial Arts is offering a cool place for the kids to play while the adults are away. Stop at their 2166 Central location and get in on big water slide fun along with hot dogs and drinks. Celtic Crossing has Bob and Susie Salley on the patio starting at 6:30 pm and Jeremy Stanfill at 10:00 pm. Greg Bowden is the featured “live performance artist” at the Painted Planet. Receive a 15% discount on Greg’s work and 50% off all gallery jewelry on this night. Toad Hall Antiques is hosting a catered reception for Memphis Artist, Andrew Prislovsky along with discounts on last minute July 4th decorations as well. It’s buy one, get one free on any single flower, handful of flowers or any flower arrangement at The Enchanted Florist located at 820 South Cooper.
Underground Art welcomes the return of their favorite talent, Nico Roussin, all the way from Paris. He will be in town for the month of July, so don’t miss this opportunity! Its open mic night at Java Cabana and summer FLAX is ready to be picked up at Loudeans. Gallery Fifty-Six, Market Central, Worlds Apart and Memphis Waterworks are all open on this evening offering refreshments while you browse. Au Fond has extended bistro hours with no corkage, bring the kids and sit outside. Café Ole is offering Happy Hour Margaritas all night long on the patio or inside with a DJ starting at 9:00 pm. Inbalance Fitness has half-off group fitness tonight and its 50% off all cat/kitten adoptions at House of Mews. Paint at ArtJAMn and receive $10 off your fun as well as gift certificates. Bring your friends and enjoy this eclectic little hot spot known as Cooper-Young.