First Thursday Night Out in Cooper Young

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.


CY April Night Out – Music, Art, Candy and More

The CY First Thursday Night Out kicks off on Thursday, April 3 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, Shamar Rooks with New Ballet Ensemble will dance a special performance of The Swan at 5:45 p.m. Starting at 6:00 p.m., we have The Vintones. A talented four piece band known for bringing the spirit of the big rock bands of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s to life. Local musicians Zack Pretzer, Mike Crouse, Jeff Axthelm and Ron Pope will bring back some of your favorite rock hits. Artists from the Memphis Art Collective and other local area artists will set up around the gazebo selling their wares. Be sure to stop by and learn more about our CY Community Farmers Market as well as get your tickets for this year’s Art for Art’s Sake Auction available in the gazebo area. This year, the 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

Arthouse T-Shirts
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

Café Ole Restaurant
959 South Cooper Charvey McLemore Live on the Patio from 7–11pm

Celtic Crossing Irish Pub & Restaurant
903 South Cooper ½ off Celtic Combo
Special Discounts on Coors Beer
Live Music on the Patio

Charm Boutique
2296 Young Avenue Discounts on all Fall and Winter items / Refreshments

Cooper Young Farmers Market
1000 South Cooper Meet and Greet the Market Gang at the Gazebo
Pickup Info on how to join the market and events held

Cooper Young Community Association
2298 Young Avenue Stop by the Gazebo to get your Art for Art’s Sake Auction Tickets

Cowork Memphis
902 South Cooper Open House until 9:00 pm with special day rate of $15 available all day
Enter a drawing for a Free Monthly Coworker Membership

2156 Young $1 off all Cocktails and Beer, Discounts on select Wines

House of Mews
933 South Cooper 50% off Approved Cat Adoptions
20% off Retail Purchases

Java Cabana
2170 Young Avenue Open Microphone Night / Poetry Readings 8-10pm
Happy Hour on Lattes - ½ price 5-7pm

Jay Etkin Gallery
942 South Cooper Soft Opening of Gallery hosting a Group Show of Artists
Featuring Johnny Taylor and Pam Cobb

Langford Market
2155 Central Avenue Pop-Up Shop at the Gazebo
At the Store: Spin the Wheel Game – Win Prizes, Enjoy Special
Sales, Premier Jewelry Trunk Show, Enjoy Wine and Truffles
Buy $100, get $100 free!

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 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 Free Chair Massages, Refreshments and Surprise Giveaways

Mulan Bistro
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

New Ballet Ensemble
2157 York Shamar Rooks with NBE will dance a special performance
of The Swan at 5:45 p.m. at the gazebo

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

State Farm Insurance
848 South Cooper Alfresco Art Show featuring Kenyon Hawkins, Danielle Sierra
And Kristi Bauer

Sweet Grass/Next Door
937 South Cooper Sweet Grass – Throwback Thursday – 3 courses of Ryan’s family recipes – $25
Next Door – Happy Hour menu and prices until 9:00 pm

The Growler Memphis
921 South Cooper $4.00 any Memphis Brewery Pint and $5 Flights from 5–9pm

2157 Central Avenue Live Music with local musician, Jordan Pierce
Old-Fashioned Candy Bar Party / Raffling off a $100 gift card
Buy $100, get $100 free!
Young Avenue Deli
2119 Young Avenue $3.00 Special Pint Beer / Trivia Night
Kid’s Eat Free with Purchase of Adult Entrée