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101 Things To Do In Memphis #63: Beale Street Music Festival


Beale Street Music Festival returns for another jam-packed 3 days of music! Originally organized in the 70’s, Memphis in May is a month long festival split into four main events that kicks off with the Beale Street Music Festival. 

The Beale Street Music Festival is a three-day music festival that showcases a mix of big-name stars performing side by side with local musical acts. The 2017 Beale Street Music Festival is being held May 5-7, 2017. The festival attracts music enthusiasts from all 50 states and a dozen foreign countries. The festival typically hosts 100,000+ people for each of the first two nights of the events and usually attracts a large crowd for the big-name finales on Sunday night. Over the past decade, more than 1.1 million music fans have flocked to the festivals for its eclectic mix of contemporary rock, blues, soul and modern talent. 

This year’s line-up appears to be one that won’t leave anyone disappointed:

Friday, May 5, 2017
Snoop Dogg, Widespread Panic, MGMTGrouplove, Jimmy Eat World, Greensky Bluegrass, Sum 41, The Strumbellas, Taking Back Sunday, Declan McKenna, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Peter Wolf, Toronzo Cannon, Ghost Town Blues Band, FreeworldTas Cru, Brad Webb, Zeke Johnson


SaturdayMay 6, 2017
Kings of Leon, Wiz Khalifa, Death Cab For Cutie, Ludacris, X Ambassadors, The Revivalists, Silversun Pickups, Griz, Drive-by Truckers, MutemathKongos, Highly Suspect, Dawes, John Paul, White, Deer Tick, Big Head Blues Club, Lil Wyte, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Amy Lavere, Dead Soliders, Corey Harris Band, Carolos Elliot, Jr., Blind Mississippi Morris, Daddy Mack Blues Band, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Washboard Shorty & Revered Robert Rev.


SundayMay 7, 2017
SoundgardenSturgill Simpson, Jill Scott, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Tori Kelly, Bush, Ziggy Marley, Midnight Oil, Mayer Hawthorne, Alter Bridge, Machine Gun Kelly, Ani Difranco, Booker T. Jones, BahariPopa Chubby, Preston Shannon, Marcella & Her Lovers, Super Chikan, Eden Brent, Leo Bud Welch, Brandon Bailey


You can purchase tickets here and get more information on BSMF and Memphis in May here.

For more info:
Website
Phone: 901.525.4611
Fax: 901.525.4686
Mim@memphisinmay.com


By and photo credit: memphisinmay.org