Status of Businesses and Attractions

Due to the health and safety of our visitors and community, some Memphis businesses and events are suspending activities. The lists below are being updated as announcements are made, but the information may not be completely up to date and everything is subject to change. If you plan to visit specific locations or attend events, please check directly with those entities for updates. Visitors are advised to consult ticket and reservation cancellation policies regarding individual plans.

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Opening May 21
Mansion tours reduced to 25% capacity, you will have the unique opportunity to walk in Elvis’ footsteps like never before - in your own personal tour space spread out from other touring guests. Social distancing at its best!

Beale Street 

Shops and restaurants will be allowed to open, however, Beale Street as an entertainment district will remain closed
• All gatherings of more than 10 people will be prohibited
• Daily, beginning at 5:00 p.m., the street will be blocked off to vehicular traffic, with pedestrian traffic allowed only on sidewalks

Beale Street Establishments will not:
• Sell drinks to patrons from the exterior or through any on-street carts
• Allow dine-in customer drinks to be carried out from the restaurant to the street, lid or no lid
• Schedule live music or DJs during open business hours
• Play outdoor music
• Until further notice, Beale Street Establishments will close to dine-in patrons at 10:00 p.m. each day
• Additional security will be provided daily by the Blue Suede Brigade

Rock 'n' Soul Museum 

Opens May 21
Open Wed-Sun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Rock ’n’ Soul Museum will also offer half-priced admission for Shelby County residents (with proof) through the end of June. With the discount, tickets will be $7.50 for adults and $5 for youth.

Sun Studio 

Opening June 1 
Check the website for updated safety protocols.

Historical Haunts

Memphis Ghost Walk, 2 in 1 Tour, and Haunted Memphis Bus Tour will begin again on May 22 with reduced size of our tour groups for easy social distancing. Guests will be required to wear a mask on our tours to promote the health of guests and staff.

Backbeat Tours 

Open May 22
Backbeat Tours is back in operation again, with their Ghost Tours and Historic Memphis Walking Tours (bus tours, including the Memphis Mojo Tour, will return in a few weeks - stay tuned!).

The tours are a great - and safe - way to cure the quarantine blues. Customers and guides on all tours will be required to wear a mask at all times (if you don't have one, they will provide one for you).

Backbeat Tours is also partnering with Explore Bike Share to provide *NEW* 8-person guided bike tours each Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. around the Downtown Memphis core. Beginning and ending at Backbeat’s ticket station at Alfred’s on Beale, participants will check out bikes from the FedExForum plaza’s Explore Bike Share station nearby or the Elvis Presley Statue station on Beale Street. 

Explore Bike Share will provide Backbeat Tour participants a special 24-hour access code for free rides
immediately following the tour.

Memphis Zoo 

Opening May 13 to limited capacity 
All guests and zoo team members will be asked to wear facial covering consistent with in-public guidance.
• Guests will see markers placed around the zoo to make sure everyone remains six feet apart.
• Directional markers will be provided to guide guests throughout their visit.
• Guests and team members will have access to hand sanitizer stations.
• Various food items will be sold from kiosks that will be equipped with plexiglass barriers to protect all.
• To limit contact, the zoo will not accept cash. Major credit cards or Apple pay only.
• Zoo staff will be continuously cleaning all high-touch surfaces like windows, vending machines and more.

Below are the activities and facilities that are unavailable until further notice:
• All rides (trams, children’s rides, train)
• Playground
• Seasonal activities
• Keeper chats and shows
• Water play areas
• Indoor exhibits"

Shelby Farms Park 

At this time, Shelby Farms Park will remain open with restrictions to maintain safety guidelines during regular operating hours. 
• Park restaurant partners, Cheffie's Café and Coastal Fish Company, are open for delivery and to-go orders only. For more information, please click here.
• The Shelby Farms Stables is open to reservations only
• The Outback Off-Leash Dog Park is OPEN.
• Portable restrooms are located in the following locations: First Horizon Foundation Visitor Center, Horse Stables, Chickasaw Trail at Pine Lake Boathouse (near Woodland Discovery Playground), Greenline Wheelhouse at Greenline 0.0 mile marker, Germantown Trailhead at Wolf River Trails
• Outdoor fitness stations are temporarily closed.
• Woodland Discovery Playground is temporarily closed. 
• Laser Tag + Paintball are temporarily closed. 
• Go Ape Zipline and Treetop Adventure Course are temporarily closed.  
• All public restrooms, the Visitor Center, Lake's Edge Gift Shop, Bike Rentals and Boat Rentals are closed until further notice. 

Memphis Botanic Garden 

Open as of May 19
Only outdoor spaces are reopening currently. The Garden will control the numbers admitted to the grounds - if needed - to assure that social distancing practices are adhered to.
They strongly encourage:
• Groups of 10 or less
• Remaining six feet apart
• Wearing a Mask
• Staying home if sick
- There will be one set of bathrooms open on the grounds (behind the stage and adjacent to Sara’s Place). 
- The Nursery at the Garden (retail plant shop) will remain available for on-line purchases only at this time.
- The Children’s Garden will remain closed for now, as will other “high touch” areas like the iconic red bridge and Prehistoric Plant Trail. These features will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.
- All special indoor events remain canceled for the month of May.
- Fratelli’s restaurant is open for call-ahead orders with curbside pickup or on the grounds dining.  

The Mississippi Terrace at Bass Pro Shops 

Opening May 22
Big Cypress Lodge at the Pyramid will open a new patio space on May 22nd. The Mississippi Terrace has a couple of fire pits, a full bar, and a stage for live music in the future.

Shelby Forest State Park

Most Tennessee State Parks reopened for day-use visitation between 7 a.m. and sunset starting April 24, 2020. The public can access most trails, boat ramps, marinas, golf courses and other outdoor recreation opportunities. 

Edge Motor Museum

Open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday 
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday

These Memphis area restaurants have opened their dining rooms: 
The Arcade Restaurant 
Babalu (both East and Overton Square locations)
Bayou Bar & Grill
Brookhaven Pub & Grill
Brother Juniper's 
Char Restuarant
Cafe Ole
Captain King's Seafood City
Cheffie's Cafe (Collierville location only)
Chicken Salad Chick (both locations)
Chow Time Buffet and Grill 
Coastal Fish Company
Collierville Commissary
EatWell Sushi & Grill 
El Patron Authentic Mexican Restaurant
El Toro Loco
Ferguson's BBQ
Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar
Frank Grisanti's
Garibaldi's (all locations except Germantown)
Germantown Commissary
Golden India
Itta Bena 
Jerry Lawler's Memphis BBQ
Jim's Place Grill 
Joe’s Crab Shack
Lafayette's Music Room 
Las Delicias (both locations)
Las Tortugas (Germantown)
Let It Fly Sports Bar
Local on the Square
Loflin Yard
Kooky Canuck (Downtown and Cordova)
Memphis Pizza Cafe (all locations)
Moondance Grill
Nagasaki Inn
One & Only BBQ (all locations)
Owen Brennan's 
Peabody Memphis (Grand Lobby only)
Pop's Comfort Kitchen
Porch & Parlor
Robata Ramen and Yakitori Bar
Saltwater Crab
Soul Fish Cafe (all locations)
South Main Sushi (opens June 1)
Southern Social 
Staks Pancake Kitchen (both locations)
STIX Restaurant (Collierville)
The Capital Grille
The Half Shell
Whimsy Cookie Company
Young Avenue Deli


• Hu. Hotel - Temporarily suspended operations. Please read more here.
• DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown - Temporary suspension of services – Reopening July 13, 2020
• 1-40 State Visitor Center and the Shelby County Visitor Centers - Closed until further notice. If you need information, please email [email protected] 
• Memphis Made Taproom - Closed until further notice
• Delta Heritage Center - Closed until further notice
• Fire Museum of Memphis - Closed until at least March 31st
• Belz Museum - Closed until April 1
• Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum - Closed until at least March 31st
• Pink Palace Family of Museums - Closed until further notice
• Woodruff-Fontaine House - Closed through March
• Memphis Rox - Closed through March
• W.C. Handy House Museum - Closed until further notice
• Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum - Closed until further notice
• Cotton Museum - Closed until further notice
• Main Event - Closed through March
• Sprock n' Roll - All public rides canceled through April 1st (at least). Private tours of 16 or less will continue and only go to public areas like parks and outdoor landmarks.
• Withers Collection Museum & Gallery - All public events and programming are canceled while the Museum is closed. This includes the monthly Talk About It Tuesday Community Forum. 
• Memphis Brooks Museum of Art- Closed until March 30.
• Backbeat Tours - Limiting tours to less than 20 people (less than half normal capacity), to ensure that those who do take a tour with us have plenty of room to spread out (for "social distance").
• City Tastings Tours- All tours suspended until further notice.
• Crosstown Arts - Offices, galleries, ArtBar, Cafe and shared art making space closed until further notice.
• Earnestine & Hazel's - Closed until further notice.
• Memphis Zoo - The zoo remains open, but all indoor exhibits are closed.
• National Civil Rights Museum - Closed until further notice.
• Old Dominick Distillery - Temporarily suspending all distillery tours and The Bar at Old Dominick will also be temporarily closed
• Stax Museum of American Soul Music - Closing 3/18 until further notice.
• The Art Project - Closing until further notice, and developing take home craft kits complete with instructions and supplies (with a delivery  option) that will be ready in the next few days.
• Memphis International Raceway - Test-and-tune’s will remain as scheduled for now, but all other events have been rescheduled. 
• Memphis Public Libraries - All locations will close on 3/18 until further notice. All programs and outreach events have been canceled and postponed.
• Dixon Gallery & Gardens - Closing 3/17 until 3/30.
• Children's Museum of Memphis - Closing 3/17 until further notice.
• MGM Gold Strike Resort Tunica - Closing March 17th until further notice.
• Metal Museum - Closed until further notice.
• Sun Studio - Closed until further notice.
• Southland Casino & Racing - Closed until further notice. 


• Memphis Symphony Orchestra has canceled the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.
• Memphis in May Festivals - Postponed until October 2020. Refunds will be given if attendees cannot make the new dates. 
• Willy Nelson at the Orpheum Theatre (4/20)- Postponed until 11/16
• A Bronx Tale at the Orpheum (4/7-4/12) - Canceled 
• Vintage901 Festival (4/17-4/19) - Postponed 
• 2020 TN Bike Summit - Postponed until 9/24-9/25
• 41st Blues Music Awards (5/7) - Canceled. Watch for updates to come on a virtual event to replace the live show.
• Let's Brunch Memphis (3/28) - Postponed to 6/27
• Ballet Memphis - All classes and events canceled until further notice
• Taste the Rarity (4/18) - Postponed to Septemeber 12
• Memphis Fashion Week (April 1-4) - Postponed to August 19-22
• Century House - All events March through April are postoned
• Twin Peaks 30th Anniversary Celebration at Elvis Presley’s Graceland - Rescheduled for Halloween Weekend 2020 
• Memphis Greek Festival - Moved to Fall 2020
• Agricenter International - All events greater than 50 people have been canceled or rescheduled 
• Hattiloo Theatre - Suspended all performances through May 1
• Crosstown Arts - all events postponed 
• Comedy Fest (4/2-4/5) - postponed, date TBA
• 901FC - Matches suspended until further notice
• Memphis Grizzlies - Season suspended
• Silky's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Beale (3/14) - postponed until 4/11
• Indie Memphis - Postponing upcoming events in March and April 
• Scouts Rock @ Graceland - postponed, Fall reschedule date TBA
• Spirits & Soul Fest (4/24-4/25) - Canceled 
• World Championship Hot Wing Contest (4/25) - postponed until August 29, 2020
• The 34th annual Super Chevy Show (4/4-4/5) - postponed and rescheduled to September 25-27, 2020 
• MidSouth Con (3/19-3/21) - canceled until 2021
• Playhouse on the Square - Adjusted schedule. Please visit for more info
• The Orpheum Theatre - Please visit the website for all rescheduled and cancellation info 
• Midtown Opera Festival 2020 (3/28) - Canceled
• Opera Memphis' Mozart’s Così fan tutte (4/4) - Canceled
• Martin Lawrence (3/27) - Postponed
• Memphis BrewFest (427) - Postponed to July 18
• Bayou Overton Square Crawfish Festival (4/11) - Postponed, TBA 
• GPAC - visit website for all rescheduled and canceled events