Basketball And Music Fans Fight It Out For Fun
(MEMPHIS) Memphis in May brought out it usual packed crowds for the International Music Festival, but this year, music fans had to fight for room in downtown Memphis with Basketball fans.
The Memphis Grizzlies are closing out their playoff series, and keep pulling off wins, energizing a crowd of fans.
The support for both events is huge and Memphis businesses are reaping the benefits.
Store owners said they met their goals already, and the weekend’s just getting started.
Cold, wet weather meant sales shot up at gift shops and clothing stores as tourists packed shorts and t-shirts and wound up needing sweatshirts and rain coats.
Police say crowds have been spirited, but well-behaved, and things are moving smoothly despite the extra-large population on the streets of Downtown Memphis.