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Beale Street Music Festival is ONE WEEK AWAY!

From May 5th-May 7th, beale street music festival is bringing even more live tunes to downtown memphis!

After a two-year pause, courtesy of Covid-19—and a year veer away from its OG location, they’re taking things back to Tom Lee Park for the first time in three years!

Acting as the musical component for Memphis in May International Festival, the 44th year of Beale Street Music Fest is already setting the tone to be one for the books!

From May 5th-May 7th, beale street music festival is bringing even more live tunes to downtown memphis!

After a two-year pause, courtesy of Covid-19—and a year veer away from its OG location, they’re taking things back to Tom Lee Park for the first time in three years! Acting as the musical component for Memphis in May International Festival, the ___ year of Beale Street Music Fest is already setting the tone to be one for the books!

It’s been two years since Memphis in May brought music to our ears during Beale Street Music Festival—and whether you’re a first time festival-goer, or one who’s on the scene since Ray Charles brought his keys to the Bluff City in the 90s—you may need a refresher

whether you're a first time festival-goer, or one who's been on the scene since Ray Charles brought his keys to the Bluff City in the 90s—you may need a refresher to prep for Beale Street Music Festival 2023.

Additional acts include Moon Taxi, Eric Benet, & Azmyl and the Truly Asia!

Here's everything you need to know:

Beale Street Music Festival will take place in Tom Lee Park, along the Memphis Riverfront, from May 5th-May 7th!

schedule

  • Gates open at 5PM on Friday and 1PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets:

  • 3-Day GA and VIP Passes are available for purchase. P.S. The longer you wait to buy, the more expensive they become. Single-Day tickets are available for purchase too. 
  • GA tickets will be sold at the gate if available. 
  • Make sure to print out your tickets to help avoid long lines!

what to bring/what not to bring

From pets to fanny packs and professional cameras, see if your items get a thumbs up or thumbs down.
  • Paid parking is available on the corner of Southern and Hollywood and on the corner of Central and Hollywood
  • If you plan to bike, bring a lock and lock up with All About Bikes at the entrance to the festival. 

here's everything you'll want to know

  • Free and open to the public, the “Blues Stage on Beale” will return to Handy Park to showcase a powerhouse line-up of top national and regional Blues artist throughout the weekend.
  • The limit on Pronto Pups does not exist.
  • The same can be said for Funnel Cakes.
  • Hula Hoops are allowed, so we wanna see hoopin!
  • There will be sunscreen stations set up so, protect your skin
  • Nothing comes in handy like a hand fan on a hot day.
  • Portable chargers are the GOAT. Bring your own or get one when you rent a locker to keep your belongings safe and your hands free.
  • Dress up. Dress Down. Do you. But maybe check the weather to determine which you you wanna be ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • You can commemorate the occasion with an official festival poster for purchase. 

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