Fall is here! Yay!! And this month for “What to Wear,” we’re not only celebrating the change of season and cooler temperatures, we’re featuring three fantastic outdoor events that need to get on your calendar ASAP. We’re also adding something more to this monthly feature, highlighting the volunteers who are making Memphis a better place, one charity function at a time. Today, three volunteers from Art on Fire, the grand gathering at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, are modeling clothes from 20Twelve, Kittie Kyle and Sorelle.
Art on Fire co-chair Melinda Liles and committee members Mary Conley and Ellie Norris are our models this month. Each of the women is showcasing a great look for their own event plus looks for the inaugural Memphis Food & Wine Festival at the Memphis Botanic Garden and the Moon River Music Festival at the Levitt Shell. Take a look at what to wear to some great October events in Memphis!
The Event: Art on Fire at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens
- October 22, 2016; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- $60 for members; $75 day-of and for non-members; ticket includes admission, beer, wine and food tastings.
- 21 and up only
- Purchase tickets and learn more here.
What to wear? Held on the South Lawn of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Art on Fire includes live entertainment, fire-themed performers, a huge bonfire and more than 30 participating restaurants. It’s a fun and fiery event where jeans, sweaters, suede and boots are all in fashion! Your shoes need to be comfortable enough to walk and stand in for a few hours, so leave the pointy heels at home.
The Event: Memphis Food & Wine Festival at the Memphis Botanic Garden
- October 15, 2016, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Tickets are $200 each or $2,000 for a reserved table of eight
- See the chefs and participating wineries and buy tickets here.
What to Wear? The inaugural Memphis Food & Wine Festival is the brainchild of a group of Memphis foodies, including Jose Gutierrez of River Oaks Restaurant, and features 29 chefs from around the South and across the country, including a who’s who of Memphis chefs and culinary superstar and global restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Thirty-six wineries will pour more than 100 wines and champagnes and the evening benefits the FedExFamilyHouse at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. Think wine country chic for this event, pairing lush suede, chunky sweaters, designer jeans and fun prints or plaids with statement jewelry.
The Event: The Moon River Music Festival at the Levitt Shell
- October 7 – 9, 2016
- Individual tickets are $45 for a single day; $70 for two-day general admission; $250 for a three-day VIP experience
- See the schedule of events and buy tickets here.
What to Wear? Memphian and country music star Drew Holcomb is bringing his friends to the Levitt Shell for two full days (and a special VIP evening on Friday) of music and merriment. Drew will perform with his band The Neighbors, as well as wife Ellie. Additional performers include Kris Allen, The Oh Hellos, Castro, Jill Andrews and others. Think casual, comfortable and cutting-edge for a weekend full of music and socializing.
Thanks to our wonderful models, Ellie, Mary and Melinda and to the Dixon Gardens & Gallery for providing a beautiful backdrop for our photo shoot!
Thanks, too, to Micki Martin for her fab photos!
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