Described as both traditional and trendy, Midtown’s Cooper-Young is a historic neighborhood with the pulse and vibrancy of a college town. Here you’ll find cute boutiques, happy-hour hot spots and of-the-moment restaurants. The annual Cooper-Young music and arts festival, a tradition since the late 80s, attracts thousands of fun-seekers of all ages.
Named after the intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue, the Midtown neighborhood buzzes with creativity and bohemian vibes all year round. Along Cooper Street, big-name retailers such as Urban Outfitters mix in with only-in-Memphis businesses like Beauty Shop restaurant, an eatery housed in an old styling salon, and Memphis Drum Shop, a longtime music emporium with a second-floor stage and gong chamber.