Officials with the Memphis in May International Festival said they will salute the Republic of Panama in 2014.
The country was revealed Thursday evening at their annual year-end review at the Memphis Botanic Garden.
"Panama is a fascinating country that offers a rich heritage and history along with a vibrant modern culture," Memphis In May President and CEO James Holt said. "We look forward to an exciting celebration in May 2014."
The 2014's festivities will kick off with the Beale Street Music Festival May 2-4, 2014, followed by the International Week Salute to Panama May 5-10.
The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will take place at Tom Lee Park May 15-17. The month-long celebration will end with the annual Sunset Symphony May 24, 2014.