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Aces & Knaves World Premiere

March 25th at 10 am and 7:30 pm at the Halloran Centre

A one-hour film that zooms in on the players, the scandals and the intense competition inside the most complex mind sport ever invented.

Tickets can be purchased online. Tickets will also be on sale over the weekend at the Convention Center (look for the ACES & KNAVES table) or at the Halloran Box Office one hour before each screening.

Opening Reception

Join us Friday, March 22 from 10:30 to 12:30 for the Memphis NABC opening reception featuring the Bouffants.

From Minneapolis to New Orleans, Chicago to Atlanta, The Bouffants have thrilled audiences with classic songs from groups like The Jackson Five, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Sly & the Family Stone. But dancing doesn’t stop there! You’ll hear the classic hits from Motown and Stax, to rock and roll, and current favorites. Far more than just an awesome band, The Bouffants turn any event into an instant party!

Exclusive Tours for the NABC

ACBL Museum – Free Tours

See the premier collection of bridge-related artifacts, including spectacular collections of trump indicators and trophies, at ACBL Headquarters. Bridge comes alive at the ACBL Museum, from homages to early legends to the modern era.

Free tours during the NABC!
Reserve your spot now:


Museum regular hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3:30 pm
6575 Windchase Blvd., Horn Lake MS 38637     DRIVING DIRECTIONS

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Campus Tours

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is the leading research hospital for childhood cancers. Here, world-renowned scientists are working to find cures, and St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. ACBL has arranged special campus tours for NABC attendees. See the monumental strides this fabulous institution is making.

Campus tours during the NABC!
To protect the health and safety of our patients, group sizes are limited – so reserve your spot now!


Midtown Dinner Out Tours

March 22: Overton Square / March 26: Cooper-Young / March 28: Overton Square

Downtown Memphis has some incredible local dining, but there’s more to the city: ask any local, and they’ll say some of the best restaurants are 15 minutes away in Midtown. Have dinner out with us and see what we mean! Enjoy live entertainment on the bus on your way to explore two of Midtown Memphis’ hottest entertainment districts: Overton Square and Cooper-Young.

March 23: Ghost River Brewery/ March 25: High Cotton Brewery / March 27: Crosstown Brewery

Enjoy live music on the bus with a local musician as we take you to one of the city’s best microbreweries. Take a tour of the brewery, meet the brewmaster, try some seasonal samples, then settle in with a glass of your favorite along with some delicious pizza. (The glass is yours to keep!) We’ll go to a different brewery each night, so you’ll want to join us again and again.

BOOK NOW    Use promo code “ACBL”

All tours depart from the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel at 5 pm. Advance purchase required. Tours sell out quickly. To buy your tickets by phone, call 877-230-0331 (or 901-527-9415).

ACBL members receive special discounts on all Backbeat Tours during the NABC. Simply enter promo code “ACBL” when purchasing your tickets online.

Other Memphis Attractions

Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Take an unforgettable journey through the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll residence. Elvis called Graceland home for more than 20 years, and the museum allows you to tour his beloved mansion just as it was in its heyday. It also features many artifacts and photos from significant periods of his life, including his stunning costumes. Bring a sharpie and sign the famous Graceland wall.

3717 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 9 am to 4 pm

National Civil Rights Museum

A must-see collection of exhibits, film and interactive media showcasing the American civil rights movement. At the National Civil Rights Museum you can immerse yourself in five centuries of history, from the beginning of slavery to the seminal events of the late 20th century.

450 Mulberry Street
Wednesday to Monday, 9 am to 5 pm
(901) 521-9699

Big River Crossing

Big River Crossing (is a 5000-foot bicycle and pedestrian path spanning the Mississippi River and offering unparalleled views. More than 100,000 lights give a bright display of patterns and season color shows hourly.

Harahan Bridge, 235 Virginia Avenue
Daily, 6 am to 10 pm

Beale Street

Visit the home of the blues. Beale Street is one of the city’s most popular attractions and features bars, restaurants, music clubs, and shopping. Be sure to hit the historic A. Schwab Trading Co. for a unique collection of goods and the soda fountain. There’s plenty to see and do well into the early morning hours.

Daily, 11 am to 3 am
(901) 526-0177
After 11 pm all patrons must be at least 21 years old.

Backbeat Tours

Backbeat Tours offers a variety of city tours to suit every interest. Try the Graceland Tour, the Memphis Ghost Tour or the highly rated Memphis Mojo Tour, which takes you on a unique musical adventure with live performances.

126 Beale Street
(901) 527-9415

ACBL members receive special discounts on all Backbeat Tours during the NABC. Simply enter promo code “ACBL” when purchasing your tickets online.

Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

A Smithsonian Institution, the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum tells the story of musical pioneers who created music that shook the world, from rural music of the 1930s to the rhythm of the 1970s and beyond.

200 B.B. King Boulevard
Daily, 10 am to 7 pm
(901) 205-2533

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music follows the story of a tiny movie theater turned into a soulful recording studio featuring a distinctive Memphis sound. While you hear Stax hits, like “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding, you’ll also tour an amazing collection of artifacts and interactive videos.


926 E. McLemore Avenue
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
(901) 261-6338

Sun Studio

It’s been said that “If music was a religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem and Sun Studio its most holy shrine.” Tour the legendary site that is the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, where the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Roy Orbison and many more were launched.

706 Union Avenue
Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
(901) 521-0664

Metal Museum

The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted to the art and craft of fine metalwork. The museum features a large collection of ironwork, jewelry and sculpture along with a working blacksmith shop, unique gifts and amazing views of the Mississippi River.


374 Metal Museum Drive
Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, noon to 5 pm
(901) 774-6380

The Peabody Ducks

Catch the honored tradition of the Peabody Duck March down a red carpet to the Peabody Hotel’s fountain. Led with fanfare by the Peabody Duckmaster.

149 Union Avenue
Twice a day: 11 am and 5 pm

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

The Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid is much more than a store in a Memphis landmark. This giant site features an indoor swamp with alligator pools, 10 aquariums, an interactive wetlands and waterfowl education museum, restaurants, a bowling alley and more.

1 Bass Pro Drive
Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 10 pm
Sunday, 8 am to 7 pm
(901) 291-8200

Autozone Park

Home of the Memphis Minor League Baseball team, the Memphis Redbirds. With accolades for its classic, neo-traditional style, the ballpark stands out in Downtown Memphis. The videoboard is the largest in Minor League Baseball, and an open concourse ensures you’ll never lose sight of the game. Current schedule shows a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on March 25, 2019.

198 Union Avenue
See website for schedule and tickets:

Crosstown Concourse

A one-of-a-kind space, the Crosstown Concourse sits in the old Sears distribution center and was recently revived to become a “vertical urban village.” After marveling the incredible architecture, enjoy lots of local dining and shopping.

1350 Concourse Avenue
(901) 203-8300

Elmwood Cemetery

Encounter more than 100 years of Memphis history, dramatic architecture, ornate monuments and ancient trees at Elmwood Cemetery. Many of the city’s most famous figures are buried here along with Civil War veterans and those who fell to the Yellow Fever epidemic.

824 S, Dudley Street
Daily, 8 am to 4:30 pm
(901) 774-3212

The Memphis Zoo

Get nose-to-nose with polar bears, giant pandas, hippos, gorillas, timber wolves, tigers and thousands of other animals from around the world at the renowned Memphis Zoo. The daily schedule includes zookeeper chats, feedings and sea lion shows.

2000 Prentiss Place
Daily, 9 am to 5 pm
(901) 333-6500

Overton Square

Experience the revitalized Overton Square, a hotspot of arts and activity. Located in the heart of the Memphis Theater District, Overton Square has the best range of locally-owned dining, shopping and entertainment in Memphis.

Midtown, 2101 Madison
(901) 761-3333

South Main Arts District

Visit the historic neighborhood of South Main for unique shops, exceptional dining and fine art galleries. Be sure to stop by Earnestine & Hazel’s to see the haunted jukebox. Trolley Night – the last Friday of the month – features special hours and deals at local businesses and live music.

Downtown, S. Main Street

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