The Cooper Young Festival 2020

Saturday September 18, 2021 9AM to 7PM

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2021 Cooper Young Festival will be celebrated on Saturday, September 18 from 9 am to 7 pm. See you then!

Click here to see 2015 Cooper Young Festival Poster Art

The Cooper-Young Festival, hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association (CYBA), is Memphis' most anticipated outdoor celebration. Held in Memphis' largest historic district, the Cooper-Young Festival is scheduled for September 18th.

In its 33rd year, this event has grown tremendously and is one of Memphis' most highly attended Festivals. This year, over 130,000 guests will enjoy an appealing mix of art, music and crafts presented by over 435 artisans from around the country. The Cooper Young Festival is a true celebration of the arts, people, culture and Memphis heritage.

Cooper Young was named one of the "Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America" by the American Planning Association in 2012. Come join us for the party and get to know why Cooper Young is Midtown!

*No Pets Please

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Events

Cooper Young Festival Kickoff Party

September 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Festival Friday 4 – Miler

Calling All Young Artists – Grade 1st – Grade 12th

Cancelled for 2021

Evelina Dillon

CYFEST Poster Artist 2021

The 33rd Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper Young Festival will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 in the largest historic district in Memphis. We are excited to announce that Evelina Dillon has been tapped to be this year’s Poster Artist.

It is a rare item for the Cooper Young Poster Artist to also be a Cooper Young business owner, in fact, that has only happened a couple of times across the years with Paula Kovarik, Jay Etkin and Jenean Morrison. We are excited that Evelina Dillon has opened her studio in the “old Pie Factory” condominiums located at 2259 Young. Even more excited that she is our 2021 Poster Artist!

Evelina is a first-generation immigrant who was born and raised in Uzbekistan and moved to the United States in 1996. Evelina started painting in recent years; her art is an expression of her life experiences, love of nature and celebration of people. Evelina learned her craft of painting in nontraditional ways such as attending classes, workshops and demonstrations by local Memphis artists. She is a member of Oil Painters of America and has shown her art in exhibitions individually and jointly across the greater Mid-South. Evelina is the winner of the 2019 Memphis in May Fine Art Poster contest as well as the Collierville 1870-2020 Fine Art Poster contest.

There will be a Poster Party on Thursday, September 16 from 6 -8 p.m. at the Jay Etkin Gallery located at 942 South Cooper, two days before the festival. This event will highlight the original poster art for 2021 and Cooper Young’s newest artist, Evelina Dillon. In addition, we will be showing the 2020 original poster art by local artist, the legendary John McIntire. Both pieces will be sold at silent auction on this night.

View the 2021 Festival Poster

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Volunteer

Our Festival is one of the biggest events in Memphis annually – HUGE. We can use alot of volunteers! Please call our CYBA offices at 901-276-7222 or email us at cyba@bellsouth.net if you would like to join in the fun as a volunteer this year!

Tamara Cook

Executive Director
Cooper Young Business Association

Office: 901-276-7222
Fax: 901-276-2043

www.cooperyoung.com
www.cooperyoungfestival.com

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Music Lineup

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The Justus Brothers

5:15 – 6:30 PM

We are pleased to announce our musical lineup for the 2021 Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper Young Festival slated for Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Headliner for the 2021 Festival is The Justus Brothers, a new contemporary jazz band boasting some of the most accomplished musicians in the region. The core members are Jason Clark, Niko Lyras, Steve Potts, Pat Register and Dave Smith.

Main Stage

located in front of Young Avenue Deli

First Congo Stage

located in the First Congregational Church parking lot- Congo Stage for 2021 cancelled

Memphis Grizzlies Stage

located at intersection of Young & Meda

Guidelines

  • Bands must be from Memphis, TN and play original music.
  • Regional touring schedule will be looked on favorably.
  • Having music to sell digitally and/or physically will be looked on favorably.
  • No physical press kits required. Please only send links or digital press kits. List of previous press encouraged.
Submissions to Cooper Young Festival: Please send your links to Tamara at cyba@bellsouth.net for our Music Selection Committee to review. Bands can submit at any time of the year. Selected bands will be notified at least two months before the festival play date.

Vendors

Booths on sale starting June 15th

The CY Festival Artist Vendor Application is turned on June 15 every year at 12 am (that’s midnight on June 14th). The cost for a 10' x 15' booth space is $250.00 (we pay the required Code Enforcement permit fee). We do not take early applications. All vendor artist booths are processed through this website application feature. Please look at the Festival Site Maps to pick your top three booth requests for the application. We will try to place you as close as possible to your requests. No live animals may be sold from your booth.

We are not having the International Bazaar in 2021 look for it to return in 2022. We have created an International Bazaar, on the First Congo parking lot where all individual people (not retail shops/online shops) selling imported, manufactured or non-vintage, collectibles items will be assigned booth space. The art in the booths in Sections A-C must be made by the person/persons renting the booth space. We allow antique collectibles, in addition to art items.

Booths may not be sub-leased by the artist vendor under any circumstances. If you cannot make the Festival, you must return your booth to us so that we can allow an approved artist on the waiting list have a chance to display their art. We reserve the right to shut down any unapproved vendor on the Festival grounds. All booth fees are non-refundable.

This application process is only for vendor ARTISTS (people who hand-make their form of art) – all retail shops, commercial businesses, corporations and food vendors seeking a booth for the Festival, please call Tamara Cook, Director of the CYBA at 901-276-7222 for commercial and sponsorship opportunities that are available.

PLEASE BE ADVISED, IF YOU HAVE MANUFACTURED MERCHANDISE, YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED BOOTH SPACE ON THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH LOT IN THE INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR. WE WILL NOT MAKE ACCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.

Please make note that Generators are NOT allowed and that electricity is not supplied with booth space.

Click here for Table/Chairs Delivery Pricing

See list of this year's Featured Artists

Booths will go on sale June 15, 2021 at 12 am.

Cooper -Young Festival 2021 - Vendor Application, September 18th – Rain Date September 19th

*If you do not see the application link at 12 am CST, refresh your browser.

To fill out the 2021 application click here

Check Back here on June 15th

Food Vendors

We have approximately 25 food vendors each year at the CY Festival. Food vendors must have the following:
  1. Comply with all Health Department permit requirements
  2. Comply with all City of Memphis / Shelby County Code Enforcement requirements
  3. Comply with all Food Truck and Food Concession requirements
  4. $1,000,000 in Commercial General Liability Insurance, $2,000,000 in General Aggregate Insurance
  5. Must provide a Certificate of Insurance naming the Cooper Young Festival as an additional insured Certificate Holder

Food Vendors are added on a need basis when a space becomes available. Food Vendors that were with us the previous year and had satisfactory performance are invited back the next year. The usual size of the food vendor spaces are from 10" x 10" to 10" x 20."

Since we are a street festival, electricity is not available in all locations. A set up fee is charged depending on how much space is needed and area of the festival.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please send a email to cyba@bellsouth.net with the following:

  1. Picture of setup
  2. List of items and prices to be sold
  3. A list of equipment to be used in setup
  4. The size of your setup
  5. Whether or not you need electricity or if you have a generator
  6. Name of business, phone and contact information

You will be notified if a place has been found for you by July 1.

Commercial Vendors

A limited amount of small business commercial spaces are available annually that are spread throughout the festival site. The majority of our festival vendors are handmade artists showing and selling their wares that they made themselves at their home.

If you have a retail or store front where you sell your items or you manufacture your items with the help of others, you would be considered a Commercial Vendor. Please contact cyba@bellsouth.net for available space and costs.

Section A

Full Festival Layout

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Section A Continued

Cooper St, from Nelson Ave to Trestle

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Section D

First Congregational Church parking lot - International Bazaar 2021 cancelled

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Section E

Parking lot at corner of Young Ave and Cooper St.

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Sponsors

2021 Sponsors

2021 Sponsors

evolve

Evolve Bank & Trust

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Commercial Appeal

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WMC Action News 5

memphis-grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies

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Hattie B’s

southland-casino

Southland Casino Racing

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Memphis Area Honda Dealers

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Toof

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ProShow

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Delta Ice

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Mid-South Lions

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Kix 106

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98.1 the Max

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WRBO FM

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98.9 the Bridge

Become a Sponsor

The Cooper Young Festival has over $300,000 in radio, television and print media with a reach to just under 2 million people the three months before the festival date. If you would like to sponsor the Cooper Young Festival, please contact Tamara Cook for opportunities available at this time. She can be reached at 901-276-7222 and cyba@bellsouth.net

Local Business Love

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Aldo’s Pizza Pies

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Café Ole

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Captain and Company

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Ferren Family Counseling

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Friends For Life

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Imagine Vegan Cafe

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Inbalance Fitness

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Kismet Properties

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Memphis Drum Shop

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Memphis Fitness Kickboxing

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New Ballet Ensemble

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State Farm Insurance

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