Memphis: Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

Memphis is not only known as the Home of the Blues, but it is also known as the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll. It has a population of over a half of million, making it the largest city in Tennessee, the largest city on the Mississippi River, and the 20th largest city in the United States. Memphis is home to an endless list of cultural events such as Memphis in May, a month-long series of event that promotes Memphis' heritage, The Beale Street Music Festival, and The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, which hosts the largest pork BBQ-cooking contest in the world. Any film connoisseur would adore the numerous film festivals available each year, which includes, the Indie Memphis Film Festival, Outflix, and the Memphis International Film and Music Festival.