15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014

Time: 1-4 PM

Where: Mud Island River Park

In an effort to raise awareness for Special Olympics, hundreds of brave individuals will willingly plunge themselves into the icy Wolf River at the 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge! Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is proud to be sponsoring this year’s event, and for our own Angela Watson to take the plunge on behalf of Mahaffey! We invite you to join us in supporting Angela and other Plungers, as they take the leap to benefit Special Olympics Greater Memphis!

The ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition.  In doing so, they are able to empower themselves and others, change attitudes, and build communities. With the help of FUNdraising events such as Polar Bear Plunge, Special Olympics Greater Memphis can provide them opportunities for physical development and an ability to share courage, skills, and friendship with their families, friends, and community. You don’t want to miss this very cool and inspiring event!

If you’re planning for an upcoming event, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has you covered! We have a wide variety of accessories to make your special occasion or fundraising event a success! Visit us today or call 901.457.4538  to schedule an appointment with one of our special event consultants.

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is a proud sponsor of Special Olympics Greater Memphis Polar Bear Plunge




Mahaffey to the 47th CMA Awards

Days before Country Music’s Biggest Night, our Mahaffey crew was on the scene diligently working at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee! During that time, they successfully installed around 21,500 sq. feet of tent structures for the preshow and red carpet festivities.

The structures fitted for the 47th CMA Awards included the Main Tent 66x150x13 (20M Clearspan), Paparazzi Tent 33x50x13, Fan Tent 40x66x13, Chevy Car Tent 40x40x10, Valet Tent, Venue Entry Tent, two Media Tents, and a variety of Walkway Tents. Mahaffey also provided red carpet, flooring, and liners for most of the tent structures.

Check out the images below to see our Mahaffey structures being put on display!

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Paparazzi Tent

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Mahaffey Crew Assembling the Main Tent


Celebrities to Mahaffey’s Red Carpet

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Main Tent Background

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Mahaffey Loves CMA!

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Mahaffey Crew Hard at Work

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Outside View

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Gorgeous Fabric Draped in Walkway Tents

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Fan Tent

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Chevy Car Tent

Kappa Alpha Psi to Southern Heritage Classic

Memphis, Tennessee is famous for its southern charm and diverse, soulful background. Once a year, thousands join together to celebrate Memphis for its cultural diversity and unique style. Today through Saturday, join Kappa Alpha Psi in celebrating Memphis’ originality at the 24th annual Southern Heritage Classic. Sit back, relax, and get back to your Memphis roots!

Since 1911, Kappa Alpha Psi has built itself on achievement and continued success through education. It only makes sense for organizations, such as Kappa Alpha Psi to support Southern Heritage Classic as well as their efforts to promote higher education. Come enjoy Memphis music, tailgating parties, sports, fall fashion, and more at this one-of-a-kind, cultural celebration.

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is proud to sponsor Kappa Alpha Psi during this beneficial event! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with your own soulful spirit during this year’s Southern Heritage Classic! For more information, click here.



Dixon Gallery and Gardens: Art on Tap

It’s finally fall season in Memphis, which could only mean one thing… FALL EVENTS! During the fall, Memphis is constantly filled with exciting events, live music, and celebration. So the question is: do you enjoy delicious food, locally brewed beer, and live entertainment? If the answer is yes, then Art on Tap is for you!

Tonight, Dixon Gallery & Gardens will hold its annual Art on Tap event. Art on Tap allows you to experience the beautiful grounds of Dixon Gallery & Gardens, indulge in Memphis’ local food, beer, and live music. This event has become a Memphis favorite and continues to grow in size every year. Be sure you’re not the one that misses out by joining Mahaffey for this art-tastic event!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is honored to be sponsoring tonight’s event! Art on Tap will take place tonight from 6-9 PM. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. For more information, visit Dixon Gallery & Gardens!


Did You Know: Levitt Shell Free Music Concert Series

At Overton Park, in the heart of Midtown sits the Levitt Shell. This outdoor stage, built in the 1930’s, hosts more than 50 free concerts and events every year. Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is extremely fond of the Free Music Concert Series that runs from May through July every year.

FREE performances include national and international touring musicians from all over. Every night, between Thursday and Sunday, you can grab your lawn chairs and head to the Shell to enjoy food, drinks and entertainment.

Not only do these concerts bring our wonderful community together, but they also promote art throughout the city. If you would like to support the Levitt Shell, consider choosing one of these four different ways to get involved: make a donation, become a sponsor (like Mahaffey!), be a Levitt Shell Star or volunteer.

Since its opening in 1936, the Shell has been center stage for making history. A date of some significance on the Levitt Shell calendar was July 30, 1954, when Elvis Presley took the stage as an act. The show was deemed the “first-ever rock and roll show” by music historians.

So join Mahaffey at the concerts, and enjoy an evening alfresco!

Levitt Shell Memphis

Did You Know: All About ArtsMemphis

With all the recent blog posts about ArtsMemphis, we wanted to give a little reasoning behind our infatuation with this amazing organization. Not familiar with ArtsMemphis? This blog post is just for you!

ArtsMemphis is a locally-based organization that supports the art, music and theater community through engagement and participation. They raise funds to ensure excellence in the arts, and within the last 10 years have allocated over $40 million to support its mission. Not only does it enrich the lives of Memphis residents, but it also has an incredible economic impact on our city.

Nonprofit arts are a major draw for tourists. In Memphis alone, the arts generate more than $125 million a year. Visitors paying for art events, hotel stays, parking and exploring the area through shopping and dining. This organization is not only enhancing the culture in Memphis, but is also helping it prosper.

For those wanting to get involved, there are ample ways to do so. We are always blogging about upcoming events in Memphis that you can attend. This is one great way to get connected with this organization. You can also donate, purchase publications, buy an Arts license plate or volunteer. An awesome incentive to donating is the ArtsMemphis ArtsCard. This special card offers 2-for-1 discounts to events across Memphis, including Ballet Memphis, Brooks Museum, Opera Memphis, Metal Museum and Playhouse on the Square.

Mahaffey had a blast this past weekend at ArtsMemphis’ ARTAFACTOR. We hope to have convinced you to start joining us at these events! Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for this weekend’s Conservation Through Art at Ducks Unlimited. Enjoy these pictures from last Saturday at the Beale Street Landing.

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Mahaffey setting up for ARTAFACTOR


Go With the Flow sponsor sign

Lounge furniture

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Stage for the evening’s performers


Auction items

Beale Street Landing

Exterior of Beale Street Landing

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Lounge cubes and LED bar

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Guests enjoying lounge area

ArtsMemphis Upcoming Events

Don’t miss ArtsMemphis‘ ARTAFACTOR event TOMORROW NIGHT that will culminate the 2012 ARTAFACTOR series. This party will dive into Memphis’ culture and raise funds to support local art organizations and education.

This year’s theme is “Go With the Flow.” It begins at 7 pm and will be hosted at the Beale Street Landing in Downtown Memphis. This is one of the first events held in the Landing since its completion! There will be live entertainment, including performances by Playhouse on the Square, Ballet Memphis and STAX Music Academy, original art pieces, live auctions and barbecue.

Purchase your tickets as soon as possible so you don’t miss out! There’s only one day left to reserve yours.

Following ARTAFACTOR, on Saturday, November 10th, will be Conservation Through Art 2012, presented by Ducks Unlimited and ArtsMemphis, celebrating the relationship between wildlife conservation, natural beauty and art. Dinner will be hosted at the national headquarters of Ducks Unlimited and begin at 7 pm. Just like ARTAFACTOR, this event will have some great auction items.

Join ArtsMemphis in their goal to support the arts in Memphis and come celebrate with us at these two incredible events. Mahaffey hopes to see you there!

Go With the Flow

“Go With the Flow”

CTA 2012

CTA 2012

Join Mahaffey at Wine, Women & Shoes

Wine, women and shoes are three words that go together wonderfully. Join Mahaffey on Thursday, November 8 at the Mercedes-Benz of Memphis where these three things will come together in unison AND support a great cause!

Purchase tickets for you and your girlfriends and celebrate a night out featuring food, shopping, wine, auctions and handsome “shoe guys.”

Wine, Women & Shoes is a traveling event series providing charities with a platform in which to raise money and build awareness. WW&S has raised over $12,000,000 for women’s and children’s charities. Memphis’ Wine Women & Shoes will benefit LivItUP, a non-profit agency seeking to support and empower individuals with disabilities. The party will begin at 6 pm and last until 9:30 pm, giving you plenty of time to bid on one of a kind auction items and shop until you drop!

Purchase your tickets soon so you can, in the words of WW&S, “Be there. Be fabulous.”


You’re Invited!