This summer’s live music festivals starts with a bang in Memphis Tennessee. Memphis’s annual Beale Street Music Festival, which is part of a large tourist attraction festival throughout the month of May, goes bigger than ever before. Featuring over 60 acts from May 4th to the 6th.
Memphis in May is a month long festival that spans four events over the four weeks of May. First, The Beale Street Music Festival takes up the first weekend from May 4th to the 6th. Second, from May 7th through May 12th is International Week that celebrates the culture from another country. Third, from May 17th through May 19th is the notorious World Barbeque Championship Cooking Contest featuring the best Barbeque food the world has to offer. Lastly on the fourth week of May is the Sunset Symphony on May 26th that features the Memphis City Symphony Orchestra playing classical music throughout the night.
Along with other events from Memphis in May, The Beale Street Music Festival looks to be the most exciting of events during Memphis in May. Artists like; Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, Jerry Lee Lewis, BIG K.R.I.T, Evanescence, Megadeth, Three 6 Mafia, Pitbull, Yo Gotti, My Morning Jacket, Florence and The Machine, Jane’s Addiction, Childish Gambino, Coheed and Cambria, Bush and Wiz Khalifa will be headlining the festival. In addition to the headliners, over forty up and coming bands will also be playing at the festival.
This year’s Beale Street Music Festival looks to be the best Memphis in May has seen since it started in 1977. Already Beale Street Music festival has been nominated for a Concert Industry Award for the Music Festival of the Year. Also, Playboy Magazine lists Beale Street Music Festival as one of the Fun 2000 events for the new millennium. Beale Street Music Festival has been a hot topic in the media in years past and looks to continue that trend by hosting big names in media like VH1, Rolling Stone, MTV, Billboard, Cashbox, Pollstar, National Geographic and the BBC, who will be covering the event from start to finish.