The first Thursday of every month is a fun, filled evening in your favorite Midtown hot spot – Cooper Young!! Gather with your friends at the corner of Cooper Street and Young Avenue to enjoy live music by local Memphis solos and groups. Stroll around the neighborhood to enjoy discounts on everything from high heels and sushi to antiques and tattoos. Join us to see why the American Planning Association named Cooper Young “one of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America” in 2012!
First Thursday Night Out in Cooper Young is when area independent business owners stay open late and dish it all up. Live music can be found at the Neighborhood Gazebo located at the corner of Cooper Street and Young Avenue and in other restaurant venues up and down the street. Browse and enjoy refreshments at local antique and retail shops while you are here. Be sure to sign up for drawings and giveaways.
Cooper Young May Night Out – Music, Art and Fashion
The CY First Thursday Night Out kicks off on Thursday, May 1 from 5 to 9 pm. Celebrating our sixth year, Night Out is when people of all ages get moving to stir up some fun in the historically hip area of Midtown called Cooper Young. The party starts at 5:00 pm with art shows, live music, drawings, free refreshments and discounts on everything from massages and chocolate to co-workspace and sushi.
At the gazebo, enjoy the soulful jazz tunes of Cherry Brooks and Cal Jackson starting at 6 pm. This year, First Thursday Night Out music is sponsored by Central Automotive located at 2189 Central Avenue.
Make it a point to bring your friends out to see why Cooper Young was named “One of the Top Ten Neighborhoods in America” by the American Planning Association. Below are shop specials, dining discounts, art shows, drawings and other fun things to get into on this night.
940 South Cooper
Happy Hour between 4-7 pm with special prices on
Select Wines, Specialty Cocktails and Domestic Bottled Beer
Allie Cat Arts
961 South Cooper
Art Show featuring new work by Barry Joyce, Karen Capps,
Lisa Lumb and Kenny Hays plus new clothing, jewelry, art and
Pottery by local artists. Special savings on select artwork
706 South Cox Street
Get Special T-shirt prices at their display at the gazebo
964 South Cooper
Small Plates and Drink Specials (changes monthly)
Beauty Shop Restaurant
966 South Cooper
Special Appetizer Menu & Specialty Cocktails
Burke’s Book Store
936 South Cooper
$1 Book Sidewalk Sale
Corey Mesler Signing and Reading of new full-length poetry collection, The Catastrophe of my Personality
Café Ole Restaurant
959 South Cooper
Charvey McLemore Live on the Patio from 7–11pm
$25.00 Beer Bongs and half off bottles of Wine starting at 5pm!
Celtic Crossing Irish Pub & Restaurant
903 South Cooper
Official Patio Grand Opening Night!
$3.30 Yazoo Beer and Beer of the Month!
Buy One Sandwich, Get One Half Off
Bluff City Backsliders at 5:30 pm on the Patio
Plus all the regular Happy Hour prices and specials!
2189 Central Avenue
Meet the gang at the Gazebo for coupons good on repairs
Drawing for a free oil change!
902 South Cooper
Open House until 9:00 pm with special day rate of $15 available all day Get in on games in the parking lot and door prizes throughout the evening!
$1 off all Cocktails and Beer, Discounts on select Wines
Happy Hocker Pawnshop
975 East Parkway
20% – 50% off all Vintage and Antique Jewelry
House of Mews
933 South Cooper
50% off Approved Cat Adoptions
20% off Retail Purchases
2299 Young Avenue
Free appetizer with purchase of two entrees!
2170 Young Avenue
Open Microphone Night / Poetry Readings 8-10pm
Happy Hour on Lattes- ½ price 5-7pm
Jay Etkin Gallery
942 South Cooper
Featuring Paintings by James Koskinas from his Angels Series
Recent Work by Gallery Artists!
2155 Central Avenue
Pop-Up Shop at the Gazebo
In the Store: $100 Sale and Popcorn Bar!
2174 South Cooper
Register for a $50 gift certificate and enjoy Refreshments
While you shop our Spring and Summer FLAX designs
Me & Mrs. Jones
889 South Cooper
Shop in the Henny Penny Mobile Boutique Fashion Truck!
Sip & Shop Party from 5–8 pm
Memphis Fitness Kickboxing
2183 Young Avenue
Open House – Meet Trainers, Tour our facilities!
Sign up for your first week free Kickboxing
Midtown Massage & Bodywork
885 South Cooper
Stop by between 5-6 pm for Surprise Giveaways and Info
2149 Young Avenue
$3.00 House Margaritas and $1 off premium Frozen Drinks
CYCA members get $2.00 domestic bottle beers and $3.00
Premium Beers from 6–9 pm when you show your card
Phillip Ashley Chocolates
798 South Cooper
Sample & Shop…..Taste our newest designer chocolate
Receive a 10% reward on your purchase. Receive 15%
Off if you bring in an empty Phillip Ashley gift box to refill
Soul Fish Cafe
862 South Cooper
1 Kid’s Meal Free with Purchase of 1 Regular Entrée
Sweet Grass/Next Door
937 South Cooper
SG – Throwback Thursday – 3 courses of Ryan’s family recipes – $25
ND – Happy Hour menu and prices until 9:00 pm
The Growler Memphis
921 South Cooper
$4.00 pints of all Tennessee beers – Large Selection on
Memphis Made, High Cotton, Ghost River, Wiseacre and Yazoo!
The Polish Bottle
2163 Young Avenue
Manicures and Martini’s starting at 4pm!
2157 Central Avenue
Pop-up Shop at the Gazebo
In the Store:
Live Music with local musician, Chris Johnson of American Fiction
Popcorn Bar Party – Spin the Wheel for special discounts!
Young Avenue Deli
2119 Young Avenue
$3.00 Special Pint Beer / Trivia Night
Kid’s Eat Free with Purchase of Adult Entrée