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Emma Goad, Online Editor

The Beale Street Music Festival, part of Memphis in May, is a music festival that is close in distance and forgiving in price ($135 for the full weekend; $45 dollars for a single day). There is no age restriction to get into the festival, but a photo I.D. is required for Ticketmaster will-call. The festival will take place in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, in Tom Lee Park, April 29-May 1. Here are a few tips and a list of the artists who are playing.


What to bring:

Your ticket, water bottle or Camelbak, photo I.D., blankets

What not to bring:

Selfie Stick, drones, food and beverage (will be available at the park but not allowed inside), lawn chairs, oversized umbrellas, weapons, thrown objects, roller blades/skates


Friday line-up:

Neil Young + Promise of the Real



Panic! At the Disco

Grace Potter

Young the Giant

Gin Blossoms

Trampled by Turtles

The Struts

Coleman Hell

Julien Baker

Walter Trout

Doyle Bramhall

Larry McCray

Ghost Town Blues Band

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

Terry “Harmonica” Bean


Saturday line-up:

Meghan Trainor

Jason Derulo

Modest Mouse

Yo Gotti

Cypress Hill

Barenaked Ladies

Violent Femmes

Jonny Lang

Moon Taxi

Better than Ezra

Lucinda Williams


Los Lobos

The Front Bottoms

Lunchmoney Lewis

Ana Popovic

Luther Dickinson

Amasa Hines

Will Tucker


Magic Dick and Shun Ng

Charles Wilson

Jack Semple

Duwayne Burnside

Blind Mississippi Morris

Larry Long & Reverend Robert Rev


Sunday line-up:


Paul Simon


Cold War Kids

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

The Arcs


Courtney Barnett

The Joy Formidable

Indigo Girls

Blackberry Smoke

The Lone Bellow

Bernard Allison

Those Pretty Wrongs

Alex Da Ponte

John Nemeth

John Primer

Brandon Santini

Barbara Blue

Leo Bud Welch

Bill Abel


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