Saturday, March 17, 2007

FESTIVAL NEWS: Memphis' Beale Street Festival Lineup Announced

Memphis is a music city. And so it deserves its own festival. And throw a festival it will.  On four stages May 4-6 at Memphis' Tom Lee Park, the fest is a musical tribute to the river city, featuring a diverse array of more than 60 acts with Memphis roots. Best of all, it avoids being genre-centric and embraces every musical form from Soul to alternative to blues, much like its host city. Even greats from the past, including the Allmans and legend Jerry Lee Lewis.

Here's the deets, courtesy of

BUY BEALE STREET TICKETS: A three-day pass costs $59.50 through April and goes up to $75 thereafter. Daily tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

The Beale Street fest is part of the month-long Memphis in May celebration, which also includes the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, International Week (this year honoring Spain) and the Sunset Symphony. Details about all the events are available at the Memphis in May website.

Beale Street Music Festival Lineup:

Friday May 4

The Allman Brothers Band
Three 6 Mafia
Koko Taylor
Gym Class Heroes
Gov't Mule
Social Distortion
Richard Johnston
Sharde Thomas and The Rising
Star Fife and Drum Band
Robert "Wolfman" Belfour
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Jerry Lee Lewis
Hubert Sumlin & Willie Big Eyes Smith
Plain White T's
The Derek Trucks Band
North Mississippi Allstars
Popa Chubby

Saturday May 5

Steely Dan
George Thorogood
Bobby "Blue" Bland
The Bar-Kays
The Ohio Players
Walter Trout &The Radicals
Kenny Wayne Shephard
Taking Back Sunday
Taj Mahal
Ryan Shaw
Kelley Hunt
Old Crow Medicine Show
Jack's Mannequin
The John Butler Trio
Keller Williams
Alvin Youngblood Hart
Eddie Floyd
One Less Reason
The Duhks
Daddy Mack Blues Band
Hawthorne Heights
David Honeyboy Edwards

Sunday May 6

Counting Crows
John Legend
Elvin Bishop
Barenaked Ladies
Corinne Bailey Rae
Tab Benoit
Edwin McCain
Project Pat
Backdoor Slam
Umphrey's McGee
Ann Peebles
Papa Roach
Watermelon Slim
Billy Lee Riley
Egypt Central
The Lee Boys
James "Super Chikan" Johnson

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