Benefit and auction to be held for Wet Willie’s bartender

A benefit and silent auction is being held Friday, Jan. 17, at Wet Willie’s to raise money to help pay employee Jessica Braddy’s medical bills.

Braddy was diagnosed in December with advanced Hodgkin’s Disease. Eric Hughes and other musicians will be performing at the event Friday, and Wet Willie’s will match every dollar donated. Beale Street venues also will donate all money collected for wristbands on Jan. 17 to the Jessica Braddy benefit.

Donations can also be made online, at

A release from the Downtown Memphis Commission noted about Braddy, “Everyone on Beale Street knows her. She’s bright, fun and full of life.”