Beale Street Music Festival Tickets for Sale

Over 60 acts on 4 stages in scenic Tom Lee Park

Past performers include these legends: 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, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Creed, Collective Soul, Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, Booker T & the MG's, Ablert King, Widespread Panic, Etta James, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Wilson Pickett, Hootie and the Blowfish, James Cotton, Blues Traveler, Bobby Blue Bland, Black Crowes, Ziggy Marley, the Allman Brothers Band and many more.
The festival celebrates Memphis Music and in '99 offered a tribute to Stax Records performers - Eddie Floyd, the Bar-Kays, Wilson Pickett and Booker T and the MG's. There was also a salute to Sun Records with performers Billy Lee Riley and the Sun Allstars.!

Yet even as The Beale Street Music Festival centers around music there certainly is much much more to this microcosm on the Mississippi. Everywhere you look there is much to see, taste, smell, hear and DO! Street venders offer some of the finest varieties of worldly and ethnic cuisines from grilled corn on the cob to gyros, from pronto pups to authentic Italian sausages to "deep fried" hamburgers at Dyer's to the best Cajun crab cakes this writer has ever experienced at the King's Palace cafe! Then there's the BBQ, mmmm.... Memphis is home to the World championship BBQ cookoff, so to say Memphis knows it's BBQ is an understatement! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AUTHENTIC BBQ OUTSIDE OF MEMPHIS!
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To the world, Memphis means great music. Music lovers from around the globe gather at the Beale Street Music Festival to celebrate this vital heritage, this deep river of sound.

Three magical days. Four big stages. Thirty-three acres overlooking the Mighty Mississippi, right on the heels of historic Beale Street. More than sixty top artists. One outrageous party.

Blues, rock, gospel, R&B, alternative, and soul a spine-tingling musical variety guaranteed to shake your soul. With a growing fan base and worldwide media coverage, this stellar event sells out annually.

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!

Just look what CNN Says about it! "Take Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival. It was in Memphis in 1901 that musician W.C. Handy wrote the first blues song. Some 40 years later, an aspiring young musician by the name of Elvis Presley spent his teenage years at the blues bars dotting Beale Street, soaking in the unmistakable tunes of the city.

Today, the festival that celebrates the legacy of its home city has metamorphosed into one of the country's premier blues fests. The Beale Street Music Festival packs more talent into three days than many of us could otherwise see in a lifetime."