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  • June 10, 2022 7:42 PM | Shirley Davis Conner (Administrator)


  • May 26, 2022 6:17 PM | Shirley Davis Conner (Administrator)

    Our friends at Overton Park Shell are offering a special discount for MMAA members for their upcoming Shell Yeah benefit concert/fundraiser. The code is YEAH15 and it provides $15 off when activated. Tickets can be purchased at overtonparkshell.org/shellyeah.

    Please see the flyer below.  Feel free to distribute this within your networks/staff/board/volunteers etc. to drum up intrigue for the concert!



  • May 26, 2022 6:13 PM | Shirley Davis Conner (Administrator)

    Memphis, TN – The 64th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl will be played Wednesday, December 28 at 4:30 p.m. CST and will be televised on ESPN.  

    For the second consecutive year, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will have a late afternoon/early evening kickoff time. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is the 7th oldest bowl game in America and has a long history of delivering exciting games and excellent television viewership.

    “There will be no other football on television during this time slot, so it’s a terrific opportunity for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl to showcase two outstanding universities from the SEC and Big 12, the Memphis community and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to a national audience,” said Steve Ehrhart, Executive Director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. “The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is thrilled to play our game in this prime television window as part of ESPN’s bowl game lineup.”

    Tickets for the 64th AutoZone Liberty Bowl are available by calling the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at (901) 795-7700 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.   


  • May 26, 2022 12:34 PM | Shirley Davis Conner (Administrator)

    Get ready to unmask the craziness... The Masked Singer National Tour is coming to Memphis on July 8, bringing the #1 show on television to the next level on its first-ever North American tour!

    Audiences can expect to see their favorite characters brought to life, as well as surprise celebrity guests, amazing new performances and a can’t- miss spectacular live show for an audience of all ages across the nation. The only question remains: Who’s behind the mask? See if you can guess before the end of the show!

    From NOW until May 31 at 10:00PM a limited number of tickets for The Masked Singer are buy-one-get-one free! Purchase your tickets using offer code BOGO! Click the "unlock" button on Ticketmaster and enter the code to take advantage of this offer.


  • May 24, 2022 7:01 PM | Shirley Davis Conner (Administrator)

    Register now for the 20th annual Southern Lodging Summit and take advantage of special Early Bird pricing. The Southern Lodging Summit is a two-day hotel conference featuring:


    • Keynote Speaker: Mark Carrier, President, B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group
    • Industry Trends and Forecast:
    • Mark Woodworth, Woodworth & Associates
    • Isaac Collazo, STR
    • Robert Mandelbaum, CORE | EA Hotel Research
    • Mark Lomanno, Kalibra Labs
    • Exciting Hotel Industry Topics
    • Dynamic Speakers
    • Lunch with the Speakers
    • Opening Cocktail Reception
    • Downtown Memphis Music and Dining
    • Sponsorship Opportunities


    What are you waiting for? Early Bird Pricing ends soon. Register today HERE!



  • May 21, 2022 9:00 AM | Kim Halyak

    The 7th Annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk is May 21-22, 2022, from 9-4pm. Our 2-day event showcases 100+ imaginative, diverse gardens to tour, 23 educational booths, 23 garden vendors, and 5 musicians. Attendees can visit for a few hours or see all the gardens over the weekend.

    Visitors love our garden walk not only because of Cooper-Young's quirky, eclectic gardens but because of its unique location in the heart of Midtown Memphis, home to historic architecture, robust community pride, trendy shops, thriving restaurants, diversity, art, and culture.

    After taking in the gardens (self-guided tour), visitors can nourish themselves at Cooper-Young's 25 award winning restaurants and breweries, many which will offer discounts to our garden walk attendees.

    Visitors can walk, bike, drive or take the Backbeat Tour shuttle to the gardens along tree-lined streets, now a nationally registered arboretum.  It's easy to experience what is fast becoming the best and largest urban garden walk in the South.

    Tickets and information here: https://www.cooperyounggardenclub.org/store/


  • May 20, 2022 6:00 PM | Kim Halyak

    Carmeon Hamilton, Memphian, HGTV design contest winner, and star of "Reno My Rental" will be the keynote speaker for the Cooper-Young Garden Walk.  She will talk about the "Magic of Growing and Designing With Houseplants" at the Memphis Botanic Gardens, 6-8pm.  Tickers are only $10. Wine and appetizers will be served. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.cooperyounggardenclub.org/store/

  • May 11, 2022 4:16 PM | Lori Huffstutler (Administrator)

    Elvis Presley's Graceland is opening a new exhibit called Elvis: Dressed To Rock on May 7. The exhibit will explore Elvis' on-stage style from 1969-1977 through more than 100 pieces of iconic stagewear, including jumpsuits, capes, belts, jewelry, original designer sketches and more.

    This limited-time exhibit will feature a dramatic 21-foot floor-to-ceiling display of Elvis iconic stage costumes in a newly reimagined area of Elvis: The Entertainer Museum at Elvis Presley's Memphis, and allow visitors to see Elvis' jumpsuits like they never have before. Throughout the exhibit, visitors will immerse themselves in many of the fashion pieces that defined the King of Rock 'n' Roll's style and career, all part of Graceland extensive archive collection.

    From the two-piece tunics worn in 1969 in Las Vegas, to the last jumpsuit Elvis wore on stage in Indianapolis, Elvis: Dressed to Rock will showcase over 100 pieces of stagewear worn by the king including stunning jumpsuits, beautifully detailed capes, numerous belts, two-piece suits, studded boots, jewelry, and more. In addition, guests will see outfits displayed for the first time ever as their complete sets, including three Cisco Kid two-piece outfits, worn in Las Vegas in 1971, and two of Elvis' Dude Suits, worn in Las Vegas in 1972.

    Some of the iconic items included in the new Elvis: Dressed to Rock Exhibit, include:

    • Aloha from Hawaii jumpsuit, worn for the first-ever satellite concert
    • Aztec Sun jumpsuit, the last jumpsuit Elvis wore on stage
    • TCB Custom-made Ring, worn on stage the last few years of his career
    • Original Drawings by Bill Belew, designer of Elvis' stagewear and personal wardrobe from 1968-1977
    • Jumpsuits worn in Las Vegas 1970, featured in his first concert documentary “Elvis: That's The Way It Is”


    Admission to the exhibit is included with all Graceland tickets as part of the Elvis Presley's Memphis experience.

    The Elvis: Dressed to Rock exhibition and Graceland Elvis 45 Record Giveaway are part of Graceland's yearlong celebration, ELVIS 45, to honor the life and legacy of Elvis 45 years after his passing. To find out more about Elvis 45, visit Graceland.com/45.


  • April 05, 2022 9:26 PM | Shirley Davis Conner (Administrator)

    Our speaker will be from Memphis in May. For more than forty years, the mission of Memphis In May International Festival has been to promote and celebrate Memphis culture, foster economic growth and enhance international awareness through education.

    Memphis in May hosts the city’s largest events like the Beale Street Music Festival and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest which bring in visitors from around the world to Memphis. Memphis in May also produces extensive education, international, and economic programs for the city.

    Come hear from our friends at Memphis in May to learn about Ghana, this year’s honored country. We’ll also learn about transportation options to Liberty Park from Downtown Memphis for this year’s signature events as the 2022 edition of the Beale Street Music Festival and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be presented at the Fairgrounds in Liberty Park to make way for the construction of the redesigned Tom Lee Park.

    Children's Museum of Memphis is located at 2525 Central Avenue in Memphis.

    Networking and registration begins at 11:30am with lunch beginning at noon.

    No charge for MMAA member representatives. Additional Member guests/Guests $45.

    No-shows WILL be billed.

    RSVP Deadline - Monday, April 18th at noon.


  • April 04, 2022 5:22 PM | Shirley Davis Conner (Administrator)


    Save the Date

    August 23 & 24, 2022

    Renasant Convention Center

    Mark your calendars for the 2022 Southern Lodging Summit Memphis. The Southern Lodging Summit provides a perfect forum for a diverse group of owners, operators, sales executives, financial institutions, architects, attorneys and hotel company representatives to interact with industry notables, featuring dynamic speakers and informative industry topics.


    • Who: Some of the top executives in the hospitality industry


    • When: Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23 and 24, 2022


    • Where: Renasant Convention Center, Memphis, TN


    • Why: To meet with industry leaders and trendsetters, to take the pulse of the hospitality industry, and to go home smarter than when you arrived!

    Be A Sponsor

    MMHLA | 901-581-5618 | mmhla.com


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