Memphis Skyline with Bridge. Photo Credit: Jack Kenner.

Getting Here & Parking

Memphis is centrally located, making it an easy flight, drive or train ride from almost anywhere in the U.S. For those planning to fly, 10 airlines serve Memphis International Airport (MEM), providing nearly 100 daily flights to and from 30 nonstop destinations. MEM is located just 12 miles, a 15- to 20-minute drive, from the Renasant Convention Center (RCC) and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.

 

For those who plan to drive, find directions and parking FAQs below, and please note: the parking garage that serves the Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts is currently closed for renovations. In the meantime, find the most convenient parking at the Memphis River Parks Garage located at the intersection of Front Street and Poplar Avenue.  

Driving Directions
From the West:

From Arkansas on I-40 East: Cross the Hernando Desoto Bridge in the right lane and take Exit 1A into downtown Memphis.  At the intersection turn left onto Front Street. The entrance to the parking garage is on the right. 

From Arkansas on I-55: Cross the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge and continue straight onto E.E.H. Crump Boulevard. Then exit onto Riverside Drive and continue north for 1.2 miles.  At the second traffic light, turn right onto Beale Street then left onto Front Street.  Follow Front Street north for 0.8 mile to the RCC/Cannon Center. The parking garage entrance is on the right on the north end of the RCC. 

From the East:

From Nashville: Follow I-40 West to downtown Memphis.  Take exit 1A onto 2nd Street. At the second traffic light take a right onto Poplar Ave. Follow Poplar Avenue west and at the second traffic light make a right turn onto Front Street. The entrance to the parking garage is on the right on the north end of the RCC. 

From the North:

From Millington: Proceed down Highway 51 South to Memphis. Take a right onto Poplar Avenue. At the 4th traffic light turn right onto Front Street. The entrance to the parking garage is on the right on the north end of the RCC. 

From the South:

From Highway 78: Heading northwest on US-78 use the right lane to merge onto I-240 W via the ramp to St. Louis. Then take I-69 and follow the signs for I-240 N/Little Rock.  Take Exit 30 on to Union Avenue and head west.  Follow Union Avenue for 1 mile then make a right turn onto Front Street. Follow Front Street north for 0.6 mile to the RCC/Cannon Center. The parking garage entrance is on the right on the north end of the RCC. 

From Jackson Mississippi: On I-55 North after crossing into Tennessee keep right to continue to I-69 and follow the signs for I-240 N/Little Rock.  Take Exit 30 on to Union Avenue and head west.  Follow Union Avenue for 1 mile then make a right turn onto Front Street. Follow Front Street north for 0.6 mile to the RCC/Cannon Center. The parking garage entrance is on the right on the north end of the RCC. 

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