Now in its 39th 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 2015 Tickets

Beale Street Music Festival Dates

May 1-3, 2015 @ Tom Lee Park in Memphis, TN

Beale Street Music Festival Past & Current Lineup(s)

Beale Street Music Festival 2015 Lineup

Lenny Kravits
The Avett Brothers
Ed Sheerhan
The Flaming Lips
Paramore
Wilco
Five Finger Death Punch
John Fogerty
Cage the Elephant
Pixies
Band of Horses
Hozier
Ryan Adams
Breaking Benjamin
Awolnation
Slash
Jenny Lewis
In This Moment
Spin Doctors
Myslovitz
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Alejandro Escovedo
Ira Walker
Preston Shannon
Butch Mudbone
Terry “Harmonica” Bean
Bleachers
Wale
Flogging Molly
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Lindsey Stirling
G-Eazy
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Lecrae
Soul Asaylum
Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown
Ana Popovic
Matthew Curry
Copeland
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
Prosevere
Tinsley Ellis
Will Tucker
Myslovitz
Indigenous
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)
311
Fitz and the Tantrums
Juicy J
Third Eye Blind
Dropkick Murphys
Grouplove
Dickey Betts
MS MR
Ana Popovic
Project Pat
Will Tucker
Lucky Peterson
Kenny Brown
Robert “Wolfman” Belfour
Big Gigantic (Beale Street Late Night)
Kid Rock
STS9
Patti Labelle
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Chick Corea & The Vigil
Wolfmother
Jerry Lee Lewis
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Blues Traveler
Buddy Guy
Twenty One Pilots
Tommy Castro
AER
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
Seether
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
Freeworld
Ghost Town Blues Band
Herman Green
David Evans
Brandon Bailey

Beale Street Music Festival 2013 Lineup

Al Kapone
Alice in Chains
AWOLNATION
Barbara Blue
Bassnectar
Big Boi
Blind Mississippi Morris
Brandon Bailey
Charles Bradley
Coco Montoya
Cracker
Davy Knowles
Deer Tick
Deftones
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
Lucero
Marcus James & Kinney Kimbrough
Matt Isbell
Mavis Staples
Mimosa
Papa Roach
Patti Smith
Phoenix
Pickwick
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