Attractions Partner for Memphis Culture CrawlYear-long #MEMCultureCrawl promotion to highlight milestone anniversaries in 2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 14, 2016 – Several Memphis attractions will be celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2016. To honor these anniversaries, they are partnering to promote the Memphis Culture Crawl, a special ongoing event series that will give participants the chance to win prizes at each partner attraction.
Local residents and tourists are encouraged to visit the following attractions throughout 2016 and post a selfie on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MEMCultureCrawl. Participants will immediately be entered to win a prize at any participating attraction. The more attractions you visit and post the hashtag, the more chances you have of winning. A winner will be announced during select months throughout the year and contacted by the attraction. Participating attractions include:
As the Memphis Zoo celebrates its 110th anniversary in 2016, it will also be celebrating the opening of Zambezi River Hippo Camp in the Spring. This exhibit will feature spectacular underwater viewing of hippos and 15-foot Nile crocodiles. Visitors, who will be immersed in the culture and atmosphere of Africa’s Zambezi River Valley will also see okapi, flamingos, an African aviary and more. Want to get up close and personal with an animal? Take a selfie in the Memphis Zoo using the #MEMCultureCrawl and be entered to win an animal encounter. Winner announced in June 2016.
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is turning 100. This astounding landmark year celebrates the oldest, largest and only world art collection in the state of Tennessee and beyond. From May 2016 to May 2017, twelve new groundbreaking art programs will be unveiled throughout the year, beginning with new works of art by contemporary artists in the front entrance as part of a new series titled Rotunda Projects. Visitors to Memphis will discover a newly energized permanent collection, an inaugural eMuseum, an innovative hands-on family gallery dedicated to the collection and a birthday party in May that will have the whole city talking about the Brooks Museum with renewed pride and joy. 100 years never looked so good. Take a selfie in the Brooks’ permanent collection galleries or at any Brooks event and post it with #MEMCultureCrawl and #BrooksMuseum. You’ll be automatically entered to win a family membership and two tickets to the annual VinAQue in the fall. Winner announced in October 2016.
Opera Memphis is celebrating 60 years of producing world-class opera in Memphis and five years since the arrival of General Director Ned Canty, who ushered in a new era of commitment to be a force for positive change in the opera world. Since then, Opera Memphis has become a national leader in creative audience outreach, innovative programming, and community involvement.To celebrate these milestones, it will give away maestro-level tickets (valued at $168) for an upcoming performance. To win tickets, visitors and local residents should snap a #MEMCultureCrawl selfie during one of their 2016 events, including Love Changes Everything (Feb. 6), Midtown Opera Festival (April 1-10), a summer educational program (June & July), 30 Days of Opera (September), or any of the yet-to-be-announced fall 2016 operas. Winner announced in August 2016. Use code CRAWL to save 25% on tickets to any Opera Memphis event in 2016!
Dixon Gallery and Gardens is celebrating 40 years of fine art and horticulture education in the mid-south. The Dixon will offer outstanding exhibitions, events, and programming while honoring this historic Memphis legacy in 2016. Enjoy 2 for 1 admission when you mention the Memphis Culture Crawl at the Dixon. Snap a selfie in the museum, gardens, or any Dixon event and post it on your social media accounts using the hashtag #MEMCultureCrawl to be entered to win 2 Art on Fire tickets this fall. Winner announced in September 2016.
Memphis in May International Festival, the official festival of the city of Memphis, will be celebrating it’s 40th anniversary in 2016. To celebrate, Memphis in May is hosting a contest to win two 3-day passes to the Beale Street Music Festival (April 29 – May 1) and two 2-day passes to the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (May 12-14). To enter the contest, local residents and visitors should post a photo of a past Memphis in May experience with the hashtag #MEMCultureCrawl. Examples include photos from Beale Street Music Festival or the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, or showcasing previous festival merchandise like shirts or posters. Winner announced in April 2016.
Identified as a “national treasure” by the Ford Foundation, and cited as one of the most diverse and exciting professional companies by local and national media alike, Ballet Memphis is excited to be celebrating 30 seasons in such a talented and eclectic city. Ballet Memphis serves more than 80,000 people annually through its professional performances, school, Pilates Centre, and community engagement and enrichment programs. Enjoy 2 for 1 tickets to Places (February), Cinderella (April), Fall Show (October) and Nutcracker (December) when you use code CRAWL at balletmemphis.org. Snap a selfie at any of our events or classes and post with hashtag #MEMCultureCrawl to be entered for two free Nutcracker tickets. Winner announced in November 2016.
The Memphis Grizzlies are celebrating 15 years in the Bluff City and will be offering #MEMCultureCrawl discounts for a great Grizzlies match-up each month. Go to http://ow.ly/WOEn2 and use the offer code, CRAWL to save as much as much as 25 percent off these select games: 1/25, 2/8, 3/28 and 4/5. Take a selfie while at the game using #MEMCultureCrawl and you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win every giveaway item the Grizzlies have given away this season. Winner announced in May 2016.
The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official marketing and tourism organization for Memphis and Shelby County, is a private, not-for-profit, membership organization dedicated to building the local economy and the community’s positive image through tourism and convention development, major events and destination marketing.