Memphis In May officials held a press conference today to announce the lineup for this year’s Beale Street Music Festival, saying 3 Doors Down, Alice In Chains, Widespread Panic, Goo Goo Dolls and Daryl Hall & John Oates are just a few of the nearly 60 acts scheduled to play at Memphis’ Town Lee Park April 30-May 2.
Other bands and artists scheduled to descend on Beale Street include Earth, Wind & Fire, Alison Krauss & Union Station Feat. Jerry Douglas, The Flaming Lips, Drive-By Truckers, John Hiatt, Chevelle, Michael McDonald, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck, Seether, Limp Bizkit, The B-52’s, and Coco Montoya.
Epicenter 09, Pomona, Calif.
August 22, 2009
This year’s festival will also include several artists with roots in Memphis, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Booker T. & The MG’s, Yo Gotti, Al Kapone, Alvin Youngblood Hart and North Mississippi Allstars.
Beale Street’s Blues Tent will be going full-throttle with the likes of Robert Wolfman Belfour, Blind Mississippi Morris, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Hubert Sumlin, Janiva Magness, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, Kenny Neal Band, Ruthie Foster, Savoy Brown, Walter Trout & The Radicals, Sonny Landreth and Leon Russell.
And don’t forget about the SoCo Blues Shack, which will host Richard Johnston and T-Model Ford.
The festival will also salute the Republic of Tunisia’s musical culture on May 1 with a performance by that country’s hip hop group, Dragon Balti.
MotorCity Casino & Hotel, Detroit, Mich.
December 31, 2009
“We are pleased to bring fresh new talent to the Beale Street Music Festival along with old favorites,” Memphis In May president/CEO Jim Holt said. “Beale Street Music Festival continues to be strong while some music festivals in a recession climate are canceling or struggling due to talent availability.
Tickets, including special three-day passes for $65 and a limited number of daily tickets priced at $29.50, are on sale now. For more information, click here for the Beale Street Music Festival Facebook page and here for the Memphis In May Web site.