Thousands Flock To Midtown's Cooper-Young Festival

Thousands Flock To Midtown's Cooper-Young Festival

Art, live music and crafts were a part of the Cooper Young Festival in Midtown on Saturday.

MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) -Art, live music and crafts were a part of the Cooper Young Festival in Midtown on Saturday.

"We were just trying to catch all the foot traffic from everybody going into the festival and it seems like we really did," said Ashley Durham.

With smart thinking, Ashley Durham made a few bucks from a yard sale as thousands of people passed her house to attend the CYF in Midtown.

The festival has a major economic impact on the city. A co-owner of Burke's Books says sales are always up this time of the year.

"Yeah this is a huge day for us. We don't typically do this much money on a regular day but yeah it's really nice. I think it introduces a lot of people to Burke's that might just wonder in to get out of the sun for a few minutes and they end up buying a book. So it's great," said Cheryl Messler.

The CYF includes arts and crafts, Memphis culture and live music. Kids are also able to enjoy a play/art area. 

Different booths line the street for more than 400 artists to display and sell their wares.

"I've got a potential buyer that want me to ship the Jimmy Hendrix to England in the next week or so. It's just the variety of people, the music, and the food. Just the atmosphere. It's awesome," said Mike Jones.

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