Memphis in May‘s Beale Street Music Festival 2018 lineup is officially here, and you’re going to want to sit down for this one.
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In celebration of their 42nd festival, BSMF is offering a varied lineup of rock, alternative, indie, neo-soul, hip hop, EDM, country, and of course, the blues. As a result, it is no surprise that the event is praised as one of the nation’s top music festivals.
The mainstage headliners for the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival include Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Odesza, Erykah Badu, Logic, Post Malone, Incubus, Alanis Morissette, and Tyler, the Creator.
Over 20 artists will mark their first appearance at the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival including Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Odesza, Erykah Badu, Post Malone, Logic, Tyler the Creator, David Byrne, Kaleo, Vance Joy, Luke Combs, Action Bronson, D.R.A.M., Dashboard Confessional, All Time Low, Margo Price, Young Dolph, Oh Wonder, Misterwives, Andrew W.K., Tank and the Bangas, Calexico, Wilderado and flor.
Festival favorites making a return to the festival include Incubus, The Flaming Lips, Ludacris, Cake, Third Eye Blind, Gov’t. Mule, Juicy J and Chevelle.
Blues artists include Delbert McClinton, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Marcia Ball, Love Light Orchestra, Ghost Town Blues Band, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, R.L. Boyce, Eddy “the Chief” Clearwater, Reba Russell, Zac Harmon, Blind Mississippi Morris, Joanna Connor, Earl “the Pearl” Banks, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Biscuit Miller and The Mix, Terry “Big T” Williams, Zeke Johnson, Sam Joyner, Washboard Shorty and Reverend Robert Rev, Butch Mudbone, and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes.
Memphis musicians like Juicy J will be making a return to the festival, along with Young Dolph, Al Kapone, Valerie June, Tav Falco and the Panther Burns, Star & Micey, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Ghost Town Blues Band, Reba Russell, Blind Mississippi Morris, and Earl “the Pearl” Banks.
An additional highlight for 2018 is Czech rock singer and seven-time Andel Award winner Dan Barta and Illustratosphere, who will perform on Saturday, May 5, as part of the 2018 Memphis in May International Festival salute to the Czech Republic.
2018 Memphis in May International Festival Dates:
- Beale Street Music Festival: May 4-6, 2018
- International Week: May 7-13, 2018
- World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: May 16-19, 2018
- Great American River Run: May 26, 2018
- 901Fest: May 26, 2018