Beale Street Music Festival

Beale Street Music Festival TennesseeBeale Street Music Festival takes place in Memphis, Tennessee

Beale Street Music Festival 2012 dates – 4th to 6th May

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2012 – LINE UP
Horseshoe Stage
Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, Sponge Cola, Breathe Carolina

Orion Stage

Evanescence, Megadeth, Three 6 Mafia, Volbeat

Bud Light Stage

My Morning Jacket, Florence And The Machine, Needtobreathe, North Mississippi Allstars

Fedex Blues Tent

Johnny Winter, Bernard Allison, Will Tucker, Jimbo Mathus And The Tri-State Coalition

Southern Comfort Blues Shack

T-Model Ford, Bill Abel

Horseshoe Stage
Anthony Hamilton, Al Green, Dr. Dog, Black Lips, Big K.R.I.T., Sponge Cola

Orion Stage

Pitbull, Yo Gotti, Cold War Kids, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Bud Light Stage

Jane’s Addiction, Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, The Cult, Childish Gambino, Son Volt, Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors

Fedex Blues Tent

Gary Clark Jr., The Bo Keys, Valerie June, Larry Mccray, Robert “Wolfman” Belfour, Victor Wainwright

Southern Comfort Blues Shack

Blind Mississippi Morris, Brad Webb

Horseshoe Stage
Alison Kraus And Union Station, The Cilvil Wars, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Head And The Heart, Old 97’s

Orion Stage
Primus, Herbie Hancock And His Band, Michael Franti And Spearhead, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Zoogma

Bud Light Stage

Wiz Khalifa, Bush, Coheed And Cambria, Black Stone Cherry, Prosevere

Fedex Blues Tent
Robert Randolph And The Family Band, Charlie Musselwhite, Duke Robillard, The Nighthawks, Alexis P. Suter Band

Southern Comfort Blues Shack
David Evans With Elmo Lee Thomas, Kenny Brown

The History of the Beale Street Music Festival

Featuring over 60 acts on 4 stages in scenic Tom Lee Park where Beale Street meets the Mississippi, offers music lovers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the art form they love best. And the 2011 festival promises to be bigger than ever! The Beale Street Music Festival has been nominated for a Concert Industry Award for the Music Festival of The Year, and was named by Playboy Magazine as one of the Fun 2000 events – a “must-do list” for the new millennium. The Beale Street Music Festival also hosted media such as VH1, Rolling Stone, MTV, Billboard, Cashbox, Pollstar, National Geographic, the BBC and dozens of other national publications, international television networks and blues publications.

It’s the Mardi Gras of the Mid-South!

Past performers include legends: Iggy pop, Jerry Lee Lewis, Daughtry, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Charles, Beck, Van Morrison, ZZ Top, Al Green, Dave Matthew’s Band, John Lee Hooker, Sammy Haggar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Creed, Collective Soul, Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, Widespread Panic, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Wilson Pickett, Blues Traveler, Black Crowes, Ziggy Marley, the Allman Brothers, The Offspring, Saliva, Puddle Of Mud, Tom Petty and many more.
The Beale Street Music Festival has grown into one of the largest parties in the United States, drawing people from all over the country to come experience a celebration of the birth of an expressive art form that materialized as the music known as the Blues. Gritty, raw, and full of emotion; Beale Street symbolizes everything that the Blues was born from. Like a mother rearing its young, the Blues took shape from its surroundings and became one of the most expressive musical outlets today. You cannot appreciate music without understanding the roots of the Blues, and you cannot appreciate the Blues without visiting the place where it was born: Beale Street, Memphis.

Beale Street Music Festival Line Up – 2011
John Mellencamp, Ke$ha, Jason Mraz, Stone Temple Pilots, MGMT  Godsmack, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, Cee Lo Green, Buckcherry, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Avett Brothers, B.o.B., Mumford & Sons, Charlie Wilson, Sublime with Rome, Cake  Ludacris, Slightly Stoopid, Lucinda Williams, Kirk Whalum, Tommy Castro, Ziggy Marley, Bettye LaVette, Gregg Allman, Jimmie Vaughan with Lou Ann Barton, Macy Gray, Everclear, Saving Abel, Otis Clay, Cage the Elephant, Al Kapone, Amos Lee, The New Pornographers, John Hammond, J.J. Grey and Mofro, 8Ball & MJG, Hinder, Experimental Tropic Blues Band, Sick Puppies, Manchester Orchestra, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Lucero, Drowning Pool, Hubert Sumlin, Lotus, Big Bill Morganfield, FreeSol, The Lee Boys, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Egypt Central, Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, Travis Wammack, Paul Thorn, Reba Russell Band, Preston Shannon, Amy LaVere, One Less Reason, Will Tucker Band, Blind Mississippi Morris, Kenny Brown, Grady Champion, Robert “Wolfman” Belfour, Brad Webb, Eric Hughes

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