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2017 Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper-Young Festival

Join us for the annual Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper Young Festival on Saturday, September 16 from 9 am to 7 pm. The Cooper Young Festival is a free, family-friendly, music, arts and crafts street festival which draws over 135,000 people to our 118 year old historic Cooper Young District for a day of music, art, shopping, people watching and dining. The Festival, in its 30th
year, is the largest, single day event held annually in a celebration of life, music, arts and history. It’s the biggest party of the summer!

Cooper Young is where art, culture, cuisine and commerce intersect in a fabric that weaves its way throughout this historic neighborhood to create a lifestyle district all its own. The highlight of the year is the Cooper Young Festival! Festival day is when the local merchants as well as over 450 guest artists from all over the country and local Memphis musicians offer up the best fun in the South.

Cooper Young Business Association hosts this one and only fundraiser for the area to make the District known both locally, nationally, to draw homeowners and merchants into the neighborhood. The proceeds from the Festival are redistributed back into the infrastructure of the neighborhood, business websites, and community non-profit organizations. Home to over 187 independently owned businesses in Memphis; Cooper Young is home grown, local led and community raised. 

Shuttle services and parking are being offered by our partners Ride the Roo and Christian Brothers University. Park your car in the CBU parking lot entering off Central Avenue and catch the Roo over to the entrance of the Festival. Handicap parking is available. Shuttle services will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. So pack up the strollers and head over for some Memphis College of Art fun in the Children’s Area. Hosted annually by the Civitians, the area will offer an assortment of hands on art projects, bouncing activities and slides as well as games of chance and prizes. All proceeds from the Children’s Area go toward helping people in our community with developmental disabilities. 

Bike Walk Memphis and Innovate Memphis encourage you to ride your bike and park it in their “Bike Corral” hosted by Bluff City Sports just on the right as you enter the Festival site at Central Avenue. Volunteers will be on-hand to make sure your bike stays safe and is waiting on you when you get ready to leave. 

Sponsors for the 2017 Cooper Young Festival are Evolve Bank and Trust, Commercial Appeal, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Methodist Healthcare, Memphis Grizzlies, Albert Cook Plumbing, Jim Keras Subaru, Summer Winds Resorts, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Lasik Vision Institute, The Wootton Clinic, Ideal Image, ProShow Systems, IKEA Memphis, 901 Comics, Lowes, Semmes Murphey Clinic, Focal Point, 901 Comics, Local ABC 24, Local Cares, CW 30, Rock 103, 101.9 Kiss FM, News Radio 600 WREC, Ride the Roo, Choate’s HVAC, Event EMS, Sprouts Farmers Market, Delta Ice Services, Metro PCS and Toof American Digital Printing.