Beale Street prepares for big Wednesday night - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Beale Street prepares for big Wednesday night

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Beale Street is buzzing Wednesday night with bikers and Grizzlies fans.

The first Bike Night on Beale of the 2015 season is expected to bring thousands of motorcyclists to Beale Street.

Also happening Wednesday, the Memphis Grizzlies play the last game of the season, and it is fraught with playoff seeding implications.

Businesses are excited because big crowds mean big profits.

"It's going to be awesome," Ashline Gibbs of Club Handy said. "I mean we have been waiting for this ever since the weather got pretty, four or five weeks ago."

One Grizzlies fan said he and his date would be headed to Beale Street for Bike Night after the game, and he expects a lot of other fans to do the same.

"More than a lot of people," Robert Jones said. "It's going to be packed. I love that whole camaraderie feel with a lot of drunk people around the area. I guess it's that family-friendly atmosphere."

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