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On July 30, MMI and several of our downtown neighbors—including FedExForum, FedEx Logistics, the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and the Memphis Grizzlies—hosted Return to Music, a community block party. It was an evening full of live music, food trucks, activities for kids, Grizzlies giveaways, and good vibes. 

The Memphis Grizzline kicked off an incredible lineup of performances, including tunes from DJ Oh My (who is also one of our MMI Works student interns), instrumental pieces from young people and professional musicians who are part of MMI and our network of partner organizations (Raising the B.A.R., Memphis Jazz Workshop, and Harmonic South String Orchestra), and MMI's famous live band karaoke.

Thank you to all our community partners, young people, MMI staff, and everyone who came out and partied with us! Special shoutout to photographer/videographer April Freeman for helping us capture this special evening. It was truly a night to remember! 

Click the image below to watch the recap video on our YouTube Channel (and feel free to hit that subscribe button while you're at it).