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Beale Street Music Festival

357 Riverside Drive, Tom Lee Park, Memphis, TN 38103
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I regret nothing... except...

I regret nothing... except... not going to this festival sooner! Wow we had fun and HOLY COW were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jacqueline E
Rockin’ Beale Street!

3 days of music and fun. Great crowd. Everyone was very friendly. Mix crowd, old and young. Wide... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
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Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee is known as the Home of the Blues, and the Beale Street Music Festival, which takes place yearly in May, is a homage to the city's musical heritage. The three-day festival kicks off the city's month-long Memphis in May celebration, and draws over 100,000 music fans with an incredibly diverse lineup of bands. The largest acts are featured on four stages in Tom Lee Park, where Beale Street meets the Mississippi River, but revellers spill onto Beale Street itself as well, where you'll find street performances and live acts in just about every restaurant or club along the iconic street, well into the night.
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357 Riverside Drive, Tom Lee Park, Memphis, TN 38103
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I regret nothing... except... not going to this festival sooner! Wow we had fun and HOLY COW were the bands amazing. So lets start with parking - ugh. Always an annoyance for any outdoor event but we parked at the top of Beale Street in...More

Thank Jacqueline E
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

3 days of music and fun. Great crowd. Everyone was very friendly. Mix crowd, old and young. Wide variety of music; rock, country, blues, r&b, rap, techno, and psychedelic rock. “A little bit of Mississippi mud” too. Free water and drink prices were reasonable.

Thank derookie68
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This was our first time at this particular music festival. We enjoyed it, but the music viewing area gets quite packed due to the limited and relatively narrow festival space. The park itself is lenghthy, but it is bordered by the Mississsippi river on one...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Wonderful event, lots of choices to hear. Some improvements could be made at the security check-in, some of the workers were less effective than others and lines grew long. Super appreciated all of the police and military presence in light of the concern events in...More

Thank Seth H
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

‘‘This is my third Beale Street Music Festival in the last four years. Tom Lee Park is a great site for the event. Easily accessible from where we stay in West Memphis, AR. Easy entry and exit to the park. All the events have been...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We start off Memphis in May with Beale Stree Music Festival, what better way to get things rolling with music, drinks and great food. Tons of famous bands and its all around fun. Must go to event if you can make it. Usually the first...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We had our blanket and we chilled by the river listening to great artists like Ann Franco, ziggy Marley, Jill Scott, Sound Garden etc etc... the weather was nice, the atmosphere was great and we'll be back next year

1  Thank Tamika H
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Love it! Been 2016 and 2017 will definitely go next year. Restrooms are very accessible along with food and drinks in every area.

Thank Janet T
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

The missus and I are fans of good food, good drink and live music especially when all are found at the same place and time... The Beale Street Music Festival at Tom Lee Park is frankly the best overall festival we have attended in years...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Heard that of the Memphis in May events this is the best one so we decided to check it out and this was the reason for our trip. We purchased a one day pass for Friday 5/5. We stayed mostly at the blues tent the...More

Thank Paula E
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Good evening! There are several parking garages and parking lots during this festival... In the vicinity... the closer you park with the lots ...the more you'll have to pay. There are also trolleys/buses that will get you... More
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