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Experience the Thrills of March Madness in Memphis

March Madness returns to Memphis March 22 & 24, 2024 on America’s most iconic street.

Experience the electrifying madness that is March Madness in Memphis on March 22 & 24, 2024 at FedEx Forum on Beale Street. The University of Memphis hosts the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Pick between six action-packed games to attend.

March 22 & 24, 2024
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Welcome basketball fans to Memphis, Tennessee – the vibrant city where the rhythms of basketball and blues converge!

As you gear up for the March Madness basketball tournament, get ready to experience a blend of thrilling games, mouthwatering cuisine, soulful music, and Southern hospitality like never before. Before tip-off, immerse yourself in Beale Street, conveniently located next to FedEx Forum (or keep the excitement going after the final buzzer sounds!). Between games, explore Memphis' historic sites such as the nearby National Civil Rights Museum and Sun Studio or venture over to Elvis Presley's Graceland.


Session 1
11:40 a.m. | #14 Colgate vs. #3 Baylor
2:10 p.m. | #11 New Mexico vs. #6 Clemson

Session 2
5:50 p.m. | #9 Texas A&M vs. #8 Nebraska
8:20 p.m. | #16 Longwood vs. #1 Houston

Sunday, March 24:
Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner | Time TBD
Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner | Time TBD

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Ticket Information

All-Session Tickets for First & Second Rounds Include:
  • Session 1 | March 22 | 2 Games
  • Session 2 | March 22 | 2 Games
  • Session 3 | March 24| 2 Games

Secure your tickets now.

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About the Venue | FedEx Forum

This 18,500 seat arena is home to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team. Inside, find some of Memphis' culinary offerings like Rendezvous Barbecue Nachos. Wash them down with a visit of Wiseacre Brewing Company's two bars or sip on some Tennessee Whiskey from Old Dominick Distillery. 

One of FedEx Forum's best assets is its location in Downtown Memphis with the neon lights of Beale Street steps away and close proximity to historical music attractions like the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum -- one of only two Smithsonian Institution exhibits not located in Washington, D.C.


If you’re coming in town for the tournament, we’ve got the full rundown of things to see and do while you’re here. Check out these Memphis attractions to make the most of your stay:

9 things to see and do each night after the tournament:

1. Take in Iconic Beale Street

Stroll along one of the most iconic streets in the nation, Beale Street. Here you’ll discover three blocks of blues clubs, juke joints, restaurants, shops and live music.

2. Catch Live Music Around Town

Memphis is home of the blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, so naturally, the city hosts live music several times daily. Across town, you’ll find bands and artists of all genres following in the footsteps of Memphis music legends, like Otis Redding, Al Green, Three 6 Mafia, Carla Thomas and Elvis Presley. Browse our guide to find the best live music joints during your stay.

3. Trek Across the Mississippi River on Big River Crossing

Stroll across the Harahan Bridge, now known as Big River Crossing, for stunning views of Downtown Memphis and the mighty Mississippi River. At night, you’re in for a treat as the Harahan and Hernando de Soto Bridges display Mighty Lights, a nightly LED light show.

4. Dig into the World’s Best Barbecue

No trip to Memphis is complete without sampling our world-famous barbecue. Pulled pork is king here, and no two barbecue joints are quite the same. Stop by a few local favorites with our new BBQ Trail passport to try the recipes of some of the best pitmasters in town.

5. Explore Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

Browse an assortment of outdoor gear and supplies at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. This immersive retail experience includes a patio hangout space, dining, an observation deck that overlooks the Mississippi River and an outdoors-themed hotel, Big Cypress Lodge.

6. Memphis Hops Stops

After a long day out on the course, cool off with a refreshing craft beer from one of Memphis’ craft breweries. Get your Hops Stops pass, check in at participating local breweries and enjoy delicious craft beer.

7. Experience Midtown

Midtown's bars, music rooms and hangout spaces are perfect for getting a taste of Memphis' nightlife scene. Head to the Overton Square Performing Arts District for dinner, drinks and live music every night of the week. Cooper-Young Entertainment District is a local-favorite bar-hopping spot. Memphis' vertical urban village, Crosstown Concourse, offers bars, restaurants, boutiques and an onsite brewery.


Big River Crossing was just the start: From Downtown Memphis, choose from a variety of Mississippi River adventures. Riverboat tours, kayaking excursions and beautiful riverfront parks await.

9. Hang out at Memphis Rooftop Bars

Enjoy scenic views of the Mississippi River from one of Downtown Memphis' newest hotels, or dress to the nines and enjoy craft cocktails and apps as you overlook the Overton Square Performing Arts District. Memphis features exciting rooftop bars and hangout spaces. Check out our guide to rooftop fun.

9 attractions to visit if you’re extending your Memphis visit:

10. Visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland

A visit to Graceland is a must. Learn about the life and legacy of the King of Rock and Roll as you tour the mansion and attractions of Elvis Presley’s Memphis, including the Presley Motors Automobile Museum and Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum.  

11. Explore Shelby Farms

How about an outdoor adventure? Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the nation. This 4,500-acre nature escape offers all kinds of activities, from hiking and biking trails to kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals to the Go Ape Treetop Adventure ropes course and disc golf.

12. Experience the National Civil Rights Museum

Experience the National Civil Rights Museum in Downtown Memphis. Located at the Lorraine Motel, where Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the museum showcases artifacts, personal stories and comprehensive exhibits that capture 400 years of civil rights history.

13. Discover Memphis’ Musical Heritage

Some of the world’s most iconic music was made right here in Memphis. Discover our legendary musical heritage by visiting iconic recording studios and museums, like Sun Studio, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame.

14. Visit The Peabody Memphis

Stop by “The South’s grand hotel,” The Peabody Memphis, for the twice-daily Peabody duck march, lobby cocktails and rooftop parties. And keep an eye on special offers: The Peabody traditionally offers accommodation packages for golf fans.

15. Experience Memphis with the Kids

Traveling with the kiddos? Stop by award-winning Memphis Zoo, teach the little ones about fire safety through interactive exhibits at the Fire Museum of Memphis or play and splash an afternoon away at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. Combine them all, with a discount, using our Memphis Kids Pass

16. Play a Round of Golf

Play a round of nine or 18 at one of Memphis’ pristine courses. The links around town offer challenging but fun experiences for all skill levels.

17. Visit Memphis Museum of Science & History

Discover local and regional history, from fossils, rocks and minerals to a replica Piggly Wiggly store, at Memphis Museum of Science & History - MOSH. You can also explore the stars at the planetarium or take in a movie or documentary on the 40-foot Giant Screen Theater.

18. Your Guide to More Memphis Sports

Memphis is home to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, the Redbirds, USL’s 901 FC, University of Memphis athletics and so much more. Browse our sports guide to plan your next trip around an upcoming event or competition.