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Chopper 5 Blog: Memphis Italian Fest

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

As Memphis in May ends, that means just one thing, it’s the start of the Memphis Italian Fest.  Chopper 5 was able to fly over Marquette Park in East Memphis today and see the beginning of the festivities. 

There’s plenty of family activities, arts and crafts, live music, and of course, great food.

Thursday’s activities include live music from Under the Radar, School of Rock, and The Eddie Smith Band. Friday’s line up includes acts like Memphis Mafia, Paul Thorn, Kris Acklen, 3 Degrees, and many others.

The big day for this year’s festival is Saturday, June 4th.  The Luigi 5k takes place along Mount Moriah Road down to Quince, back north via Colonial Road to the finish line on Park Avenue.  Saturday also holds the Spaghetti Gravy cooking contest for cash prizes and the all-important bragging rights.  Saturday also features music from acts like Soul Asylum, Larry Raspberry, Bryan Hayes, and Loveland Duren.

For more information on the Memphis Italian Fest, including ticket prices, visit their website

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