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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Beale St. Music Festival

Tax season is rushing toward the final curtain which means that Memphis in May can’t be far behind. Of all the many, terrific activities that occur under the MinM umbrella, we think the most exciting is the Beale St. Music Festival. Make your plans. Make your reservations. Buy your tickets. And since all stages are at the beautiful Tom Lee Park, pray that it doesn’t rain this year on that weekend.

Some of the acts we’re most jazzed about include Al Green, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, the Steve Miller Band, Los Lobos, the Bar-Kays and the last man standing, Jerry Lee Lewis. The festival just gets better and better.

Here’s a complete list of artists appearing at the festival.

Beale St. Music Festival
May 1-3, Tom Lee Park

Friday, May 1 - Gates Open @ 5pm

The All-American Rejects
Steve Miller Band
Ben Harper & Relentless7
Tommy Castro
Katy Perry
The Cult
G. Love & Special Sauce
Jack's Mannequin
Rise Against
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Matt Nathanson
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Lurrie Bell
Bonnie Bramlett

Saturday, May 2 - Gates Open @ 1pm

Al Green
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
John Lee Hooker, Jr.
Elvis Costello
The Roots
Curtis Salgado
Saving Abel
Los Lobos
Michael Burks
The Bar-Kays
Thriving Ivory
Susan Tedeschi
Julian Marley
Cedric Burnside & Lightin' Malcolm
Chancho En Piedra (from Chile)
Muck Sticky
Green River Ordinance
Hubert Sumlin
Billy GibsonBand
Shane Dwight
Jump Back Jake

Sunday, May 3 – Gates Open at 1 p.m.

James Taylor
Fall Out Boy
John Mayall
Bonnie Raitt
Snoop Dogg
Guitar Shorty
Theory of a Deadman
Jerry Lee Lewis
Three 6 Mafia
Sherman Robertson
Chancho En Piedra (from Chile)
Amos Lee
Damon Fowler
Dead Confederate
Reba Russell Band

May 1-3 at the SoCo Blues Shack

Richard Johnston
Blind Mississippi Morris
Robert "Wolfman" Belfour
James "Super Chikan" Johnson

Three Dog Night will be featured artists at the MinM finale, the Sunset Symphony, on May 23.

You can see the full Memphis in May schedule at

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