Blue Suede Brigade

Best in Class – Hospitality & Safety Team

The Blue Suede Brigade is the DMC’s best-in-class safety and hospitality team. Anchored by 30+ full-time employees, the team is responsible for creating a welcoming environment throughout the entire CBID, including Beale Street, Riverfront and the Medical District.

The team performs a dual function on the streets of Downtown Memphis, serving as both hospitality and security staff. The team is outfitted with bikes and Segways for increased mobility.

Brigadiers are trained to provide assistance and information to visitors, workers, residents, and businesses throughout Downtown. In addition, Brigadiers are the supplemental eyes and ears of the business community and our law enforcement agencies.

About the Blue Suede Brigade:

Extended hours: Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Wednesday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 7 a.m.-Midnight
Extended coverage area: CBID-Wide. Click here to view the coverage map.

  • Provide directions and information about activities, attractions, history, development, businesses, and services.
  • Offer daily reports on events, activities, contacts made, and assistance provided, as well as maintenance or safety conditions requiring attention.
  • Utilize two-way radios to respond to calls from other brigadiers and to communicate directly with the Memphis Police Department.
  • Are thoroughly trained in security, radio and patrol procedures, health and safety awareness, history and geography of Downtown, and hospitality and customer service skills.

Contact number during service hours: 901-281-9146