Passengers Won't Be Singing the Blues at the Blue Note Café
Passengers don't have to leave the airport to enjoy the sultry sounds and atmosphere of the blues music Memphis is famous for. The Blue Note Café with its dramatic lighting and blues club décor is reminiscent of the Beale Street blues joints from days gone by.
A live music stage is back-dropped by a mural portraying an all roads lead to Memphis theme, painted by Dr. Bob, a famous artist from the Mid-South's Blues Alley. Local performers will periodically take the stage during busy passenger times. Memphis memorabilia lines the walls providing a glimpse into the cultural heritage of Memphis' music.
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Even the menu offers typical blues joint fare, including slow-roasted BBQ pork and hickory-smoked turkey, deep–fried golden catfish, old Tennessee chowder, smoked-sausage and a local Memphis favorite - BBQ nachos. The menu items are themed around Memphis traditions and culture, allowing you to order the Heartbreak Hotel sandwich, or the Mississippi River Tradition. For early fliers, the restaurant offers biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, hash browns, grits and hot cakes for breakfast.
The Blue Note Café is located in the passenger walkway connector between concourses B & A at the site of the former Budweiser Brewhouse Restaurant & Lounge. The 5,500-square-foot restaurant seats 240 patrons including a 79-seat patio. It is the only smoking area in the security-screened concourse areas.
The twelve 50-inch plasma screens along a 25-foot wall will keep everyone happy with a variety of blues, music videos, news and sports. This fun restaurant will provide welcome entertainment for passengers and a peek into the soul of Memphis.
Blue Note Café
Memphis International Airport
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