Memphis celebrates Black History all year long with festivals and events for the whole family! Experience Africa in April Cultural Celebration which features native foods, cultural costumes and dances, traditional music and performances. Wander historically Black neighborhoods at the Beale Street Music Festival from April to May. Enjoy Memphis performance at its finest during Memphis in May and attend the Sunset Symphony and the Memphis Opera. Taste the flavor of Memphis at the World Barbecue Cooking Championship held each year in May. There’s always something exciting calling you to Memphis!

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Visit Memphis and learn about legendary Blues electric guitarist B.B. King. Known for his distinctive sound, unmistakable Southern style and his 40-year devotion to his Gibson model guitar, Lucille, B.B. King puts the soul in Memphis. Visit B.B. King’s Blues Club when you visit Memphis!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s visit to Memphis in 1968 would forge history. Marching in support of the Memphis Sanitation Worker’s Strike, he delivered his legendary I Have Been to the Mountaintop speech. Hear it at the National Civil Rights Museum. Visit Memphis and tour the museum which chronicles the Civil Rights struggle.