Great Southern Mancation – Memphis in May International Festival

Why take your mancation to Memphis?

The Memphis in May International Festival kicked off last weekend with the Beale Street Music Festival and goes on to include the World Championship BBQ Contest on May 17-19.  This series of events contributes is put on by the non-profit and generates over $40 million to the local economy.

While unfortunate that the music and BBQ aren’t happening at the same time.  You know in a town like Memphis you could hit the music festival and still score unbelievable BBQ, or hit the BBQ Contest and grab some great local shows.  Either way there are some great  mancation opportunities abound for you and your bros.  Of course if you are a Memphis local, you’re in good shape.

While there was a lot of attention on big festivals like Coachella out West, The Beale Street Music Festival sported a fantastic lineup including Jane’s Addiction, My Morning Jacket, Michael Franti, Megadeath, Buddy Guy, Son Volt, North Mississippi Allstars, and many more (look at the full Beale Street Festival lineup here).  If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to keep it on the calendar for 2013.

For the BBQ contest, park opens at 10am and ends at midnight.  That is a serious opportunity to see how much pork you can fit in your pie-hole.


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