It's here! The official Beale Street Music Festival announced it's lineup to take over Tom Lee Park this May! Check out the headliners and more info on Memphis In May events coming soon!

The 42nd annual Beale Street Music Festival presents a list of artists who run the gamut from rock, alternative, and indie to neo-soul, and hip hop, to EDM, country, and of course, the blues for which Beale Street is known.

The mainstage headliners for the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival include Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Odesza, Erykah Badu, Logic, Post Malone, Incubus, Alanis Morissette, and Tyler, the Creator. Check out the full list below.

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Over two dozen artists will mark their first appearance at the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival including Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Odesza, Erykah Badu, Post Malone, Logic, Tyler the Creator, David Byrne, Kaleo, Vance Joy, Luke Combs, Action Bronson, D.R.A.M., Dashboard Confessional, All Time Low, Margo Price, Young Dolph, Oh Wonder, MisterWives, Andrew W.K., Tank and the Bangas, Calexico, Wilderado and flor.  Festival favorites making a return to the Beale Street Music Festival line-up in 2018 include Incubus, The Flaming Lips, Ludacris, Cake, Third Eye Blind, Gov’t. Mule, Juicy J and Chevelle.  

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Single Day Tickets are $55 and can be purchased here.

Three-Day Passes are $125. Click here to purchase.

VIP Three-Day passes are $595 and provide access to exclusive viewing platforms near the main stages and in the Blues Tent, private “comfort station” restrooms, and light snacks and drinks (including limited alcoholic beverages) for all three days. Click here to purchase.

The festival opens to the public at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 4 and runs through Sunday, May 6. The 2018 Beale Street Music Festival is sponsored by FedEx, Bud Light and Coca-Cola.

More Memphis In May Events

Memphis in May is more than Beale Street Music Fest! Check out what all goes down in Tom Lee Park during the month of May and make plans to eat, dance and party on the river!

May 7 - 13, 2018

The Memphis in May International Festival International Week brings cultural events to community centers, museums, galleries, performing arts centers and schools throughout the city. Luncheons and lectures unite the resources of local government and professional cultural agencies with speakers, artists and celebrities from the honored country, opening doors for international commerce and exchange. While the cornerstone events like the Beale Street Music Festival and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest incorporate elements from the honored country’s culture, the International events pay special homage to the country’s past, present, and future. Ambassadors and Dignitaries from each honored country join in the fun by attending many of the Festival’s events, including a glamorous evening of dinner and dancing at the Memphis in May International Festival Gala.

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World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest
May 16 - 19, 2018

The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is a four-day event taking place in downtown Memphis with the Mississippi River as the backdrop. More than 230 teams come from over 25 states and several foreign countries to participate in America's most prestigious barbecue competition. 

Team applications for #WCBCC18 are available here, while tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Visit the event details page or check out our Facebook page for more information as May approaches.

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May 26, 2018

Memphis is a city that deserves to be celebrated every day but we're exceptionally grateful for those of you who joined our 901-themed party this year! From enjoying a local brew next to the Mississippi River and bouncing around in knockerballs, to taking in some local music talent and closing out the festival with a fireworks show, we enjoyed everything about 901Fest and hope you did as well!

Another Memphis celebration is scheduled for May 26, 2018, but for now, relive some of your favorite memories and click through a few photos by following the Instagram page!

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Great American River Run
Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Great American River Run is a half marathon and 5K race taking place in downtown Memphis on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The half marathon course leads racers along the banks of the Mississippi River while 5K runners experience a route through downtown Memphis. The fun all culminates with a massive post-race party that includes food, drinks and live music.

Registration for the 2018 run is open and can be done by clicking here.

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