Beale Street Music Festival Attracts Top Musical Acts from All Genres
May 1st through May 3rd is time for the Beale Street Music Festival, an opportunity to see dozens of top name acts from around the country perform. Memphis has a long tradition of musical greatness with Elvis and blues artists like BB King putting Memphis on the musical map. That tradition continues every year with the Beale Street Music Festival. This years blockbuster lineup features great artists from every genre from hip hop to funk to country to hard rock and everything in between. Some of this year’s performers include James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Snoop Dog, Hinder, Three 6 Mafia, Saving Abel, Korn, Los Lobos, Elvis Costello, and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. With dozens of nationally known artists performing this is clearly one of the best musical festivals in the country.
During your visit to the Beale Street Music Festival you may want to tour some of the musical sites around Memphis. A trip to Sun Studios will give you a chance to see where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and others blazed musical trails. Sun Studio has rare memorabilia like the microphone through which Elvis Presley recorded his first song in 1954. See the heritage, and walk where it all began with a tour of Sun Studios.
Another stop you won’t want to miss is the Gibson Guitar Factory. Watch luthiers fashion these special guitars through each stage of production from binding and neck-fitting to painting, buffing and finally tuning. Gibson guitars have been played by musical legends like Elvis, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Pete Townsend, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Sheryl Crow, Carlos Santana and others. Come see the Gibson Guitar Factory and travel in the shadow of rock legends.
With the Beale Street Music festival drawing in thousands of visitors, May is a great time to come to Memphis. Enjoy the madness, the magic, the melodies and the musicians as you make your way to Memphis in May. The sights and sounds of Memphis are calling. Make your room reservations and make your way to the Beale Street Musical Festival!