Now in its 37th year, the Beale Street Music Festival continues to attract fans from all over the country to the lovely Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis, TN. The 25-acre park stretches along the mighty Mississippi, so the festival combines fantastic music with spectacular views. But why is it called Beale Street festival, you ask? Simple, it’s held at the end of historic Beale Street, a street known for its blues clubs and restaurants, and one of the major tourist attractions of Memphis.

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The Beale Street Music Festival is the kick-off event for Memphis in May, a month-long celebration featuring four distinct events. The music festival is followed by an International Festival (this year a “Salute to Sweden”), the World Championship Barbecue Contest (a dangerous amount of deliciousness in one place) and finally, a Sunset Symphony, held on the banks of the Mississippi. So head on down to Memphis, for a May to remember.

Beale Street Music Festival 2013 Tickets

Beale Street Music Festival 2013 Dates

May 3rd – 5th, 2013

Beale Street Music Festival 2013 Lineup

 

Al Kapone
Alice in Chains
AWOLNATION
Barbara Blue
Bassnectar
Big Boi
Blind Mississippi Morris
Brandon Bailey
Charles Bradley
Coco Montoya
Cracker
Davy Knowles
Deer Tick
Deftones
Don Trip
Dwight Yoakam
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Fuzzy Jeffries & The Kings of Memphis
Gary Clark Jr.
Gov’t Mule
Halle & Oates
Heartless Bastards
Jake Bugg
James Super Chikan Johnson
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jimbo Mathus
Kenny Brown
Louise Hoffsten
Lucero
Marcus James & Kinney Kimbrough
Matt Isbell
Mavis Staples
Mimosa
Papa Roach
Patti Smith
Phoenix
Pickwick
Porter Robinson
Public Enemy
River City Tanlines
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Shannon McNally
Sheryl Crow
Smashing Pumpkins
Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers
Star & Micey
The Black Crowes
The Black Keys
The Flaming Lips
The Joy Formidable
The Roots
The Slide Brothers
The Wallflowers
Three Days Grace
Vintage Trouble
Yngwie Malmsteen
Zac Harmon
ZZ Top

Beale Street Music Fest 2013 Lineup Rumors

The 2013 lineup is still pending, but the festival traditionally has a mix of contemporary artists, blues and soul. Anyone from Fleet Foxes or Father John Misty to The Black Keys are likely candidates.

Beale Street Music Festival 2012 Lineup

Jane’s Addiction, My Morning Jacket,Florence & The Machine Wiz Khalifa, Evanescence, Primus, Pitbull, Girl Talk, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Al Green, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Lupe Fiasco, The Cult, Herbie Hancock, and many more.

Beale Street Music Festival 2012 Performances