What is Memphis’ cultural scene like?

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Memphis merges the past and the present together for a vibrant cultural scene; home of the blues and the birthplace of Rock N’ Roll, the Bluff City continues that live music tradition in its music venues and music-themed museums. The performing arts play a prominent role in the Memphis community, enhanced by the state-of-the-art Playhouse On The Square, which opened in 2010 in Midtown Memphis. The opulent Orpheum Theatre hosts Broadway shows and performances by Ballet Memphis and Opera Memphis, too. With museums too numerous to list, Memphis’ art scene remains strong, and Trolley Tours every month in the historic South Main Arts District celebrate that culture, letting you experience as many art galleries as you want in one evening. Known for barbecue, Memphis’ culinary scene blossoms with new restaurants all the time, with a more recent emphasis on the local food movement. With great music that sticks in your head and food that sticks to your ribs, Memphis offers a whole lot of culture that’s definitely worth a look.

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