Now in its 40th year, the Beale Street Music Festival continues to attract fans from all over the country to the lovely Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis, TN. The 25-acre park stretches along the mighty Mississippi, so the festival combines fantastic music with spectacular views. But why is it called Beale Street festival, you ask? Simple, it’s held at the end of historic Beale Street, a street known for its blues clubs and restaurants, and one of the major tourist attractions of Memphis.

The Beale Street Music Festival is the kick-off event for Memphis in May, a month-long celebration featuring four distinct events. The music festival is followed by an International Festival (this year a “Salute to Sweden”), the World Championship Barbecue Contest (a dangerous amount of deliciousness in one place) and finally, a Sunset Symphony, held on the banks of the Mississippi. So head on down to Memphis, for a May to remember.

Beale Street Music Festival 2016 Tickets

Beale Street Music Festival Dates

April 29-May 1 @ Tom Lee Park in Memphis, TN

Beale Street Music Festival Past & Current Lineup(s)

Beale Street Music Festival 2016 Lineup

Neil Young + Promise of the Real
Paul Simon
Meghan Trainor
Jason Derulo
Modest Mouse
Panic! At the Disco
Yo Gotti
Grace Potter
Young the Giant
Cold War Kids
Cypress Hill
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Barenaked Ladies
The Arcs
Violent Femmes
Courtney Barnett
Jonny Lang
Gin Blossoms
Trampled by Turtles
Moon Taxi
Lucinda Williams
Better Than Ezra
Los Lobos
The Joy Formidable
Indigo Girls
Blackberry Smoke
Mavis Staples
The Front Bottoms
The Struts
The Lone Bellow
Lunchmoney Lewis
Coleman Hell
Julien Baker
Walter Trout
Ana Popovic
Bernard Allison
Luther Dickinson
Doyle Bramhall II
Those Pretty Wrongs
Amasa Hines
Will Tucker
Alex Da Ponte
The Band Camino
John Nemeth
Magic Dick and Shun NG
Charles Wilson
Jack Semple
Larry McCray
John Primer
Brandon Santini
Ghost Town Blues Band
Barbara Blue
Duwayne Burnside
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes
Terry “Harmonica” Bean
Blind Mississippi Morris
Larry Long & Reverend Robert Rev
Leo Bud Welch
Bill Abel

Beale Street Music Festival 2015 Lineup

Lenny Kravits
The Avett Brothers
Ed Sheerhan
The Flaming Lips
Five Finger Death Punch
John Fogerty
Cage the Elephant
Band of Horses
Ryan Adams
Breaking Benjamin
Jenny Lewis
In This Moment
Spin Doctors
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Alejandro Escovedo
Ira Walker
Preston Shannon
Butch Mudbone
Terry “Harmonica” Bean
Flogging Molly
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Lindsey Stirling
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Soul Asaylum
Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown
Ana Popovic
Matthew Curry
The Vespers
Dead Soldiers
Kenny Brown Band
Kelley Hunt
Leo Bud Welch
Terry “Big T” Williams
St. Vincent
Rise Against
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Of Mice & Men
Kaiser Chiefs
Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts
Shovels and Rope
Elle King
Bettye Lavette
Star and Micey
Tinsley Ellis
Will Tucker
Jarekus Singleton
Blind Mississippi Morris
Deak Harp-N-Lee Williams

Beale Street Music Festival 2014 Lineup

Foster the People
Pretty Lights
Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion)
Fitz and the Tantrums
Juicy J
Third Eye Blind
Dropkick Murphys
Dickey Betts
Ana Popovic
Project Pat
Will Tucker
Lucky Peterson
Kenny Brown
Robert “Wolfman” Belfour
Big Gigantic (Beale Street Late Night)
Kid Rock
Patti Labelle
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Chick Corea & The Vigil
Jerry Lee Lewis
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Blues Traveler
Buddy Guy
Twenty One Pilots
Tommy Castro
Kenny Neal
Los Rabanes
Reba Russell
Carolina Chocolate Drops
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Quinn Sullivan
Eric Gales
Memphis Dawls
Blind Mississippi Morris
Daddy Mack Blues Band
Fuzzy Jeffries
Sonny Burgess & The Legendary Pacers
Leo Bud Welch
Beats Antique (Beale Street Late Night)
Avenged Sevenfold
Alabama Shakes
The String Cheese Incident
Bootsy Collins
North Mississippi Allstars
Leftover Salmon
Jason Isbell
Canned Heat
The Dandy Warhols
Black Joe Lewis
Black Stone Cherry
Surrender the Fall
Los Rabanes
Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings
Tony Joe White
Ghost Town Blues Band
Herman Green
David Evans
Brandon Bailey

Beale Street Music Festival 2013 Lineup

Al Kapone
Alice in Chains
Barbara Blue
Big Boi
Blind Mississippi Morris
Brandon Bailey
Charles Bradley
Coco Montoya
Davy Knowles
Deer Tick
Don Trip
Dwight Yoakam
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Fuzzy Jeffries & The Kings of Memphis
Gary Clark Jr.
Gov’t Mule
Halle & Oates
Heartless Bastards
Jake Bugg
James Super Chikan Johnson
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jimbo Mathus
Kenny Brown
Louise Hoffsten
Marcus James & Kinney Kimbrough
Matt Isbell
Mavis Staples
Papa Roach
Patti Smith
Porter Robinson
Public Enemy
River City Tanlines
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Shannon McNally
Sheryl Crow
Smashing Pumpkins
Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers
Star & Micey
The Black Crowes
The Black Keys
The Flaming Lips
The Joy Formidable
The Roots
The Slide Brothers
The Wallflowers
Three Days Grace
Vintage Trouble
Yngwie Malmsteen
Zac Harmon
ZZ Top

Beale Street Music Festival 2012 Lineup

Jane’s Addiction, My Morning Jacket,Florence & The Machine Wiz Khalifa, Evanescence, Primus, Pitbull, Girl Talk, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Al Green, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Lupe Fiasco, The Cult, Herbie Hancock, and many more.

Beale Street Music Festival 2012 Performances