It’s starting to get warmer out, the snow is starting to melt and the suns come out of hiding which can only mean one thing; it’s almost spring and more importantly its almost festival season. Festival season officially begins this month with Ultra Music Festival in Miami and kicks into high gear from there with high profile ones such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Burning Man and Electronic Daisy Carnival. However as the festival scene continues to grow each and every year there are some that can get lost in the crowd. One such festival that you may have overlooked that is definitely worth checking out is the Beale Street Music Festival.
The Beale Street Music Festival takes place in right in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee at Tom Lee Park from May 2nd through the 4th and boasts one of the best and most diverse lineups you will find anywhere. At the Beale Street Music Festival you can see artists varying from Foster the People to Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion to Pretty Lights to Third Eye Blind to Juicy J and Big Gigantic and that is just the FIRST NIGHT!
From there you will also be able to see classic performers like Patti Labelle, Joan Jett, Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Guy on Saturday in addition to the crazy packed lineup including Kid Rock, STS9, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Beats Antique as the Late Night Performer.
Sunday May 4th marks the final day of this festival and with that also has a lineup of artists for an entirely different feel than the first two days. Day three of the Beale Street Music Festival will feature metal bands Motorhead, Avenged Sevenfold, Seether but will additionally feature jam bands the String Cheese Incident, funk legend Bootsy Collins and the alternative rock of the Dandy Warhols. Looking over all these artist you would be hard pressed to find a festival that carries a more diverse lineup than the Beale Street Music Festival and if you did it would certainly be substantially more than Beale Street Music Festival tickets, which are presently selling as three day passes for just $85 and single day tickets for $35. Below is the full lineup and schedule.