Beale Street Musical Fest Announces 2017 Lineup

Memphis in May continues to bring in big names as the Beale Street Music Festival announced the 2017 lineup today!

You'll recognize some of the headliners this year. Snoop Dogg, Kings of Leon, Soundgarden, Sturgill Simpson, Death Cab for Cutire, Wiz Kalifa, MGMT and Ludacris to name a few.

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Check out the full lineup below by day, and click here to learn more about each artist.

Click here to stay updated on the Stage Schedule


Single Day Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.

Three-Day Passes are $115, but will increase to $150 soon. Click here to purchase.

VIP Three-Day passes are $595 and $695 including VIP parking. Click here to purchase.

Schedule and Lineup

Stage Map

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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!

International Salute to Colombia
May 8 - 14, 2017
Experience live performances at The Orpheum Theatre, art exhibits at the Mud Island River Park, National Civil Rights Museum, Metal Museum and Art Village Gallery, speakers, cuisine and other events revolving around Colombian culture.
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World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest
May 17 - 20, 2017
It's the most smoke-filled weekend of your life. America's most prestigious barbecue cooking competition is back in Tom Lee Park and celebrating the legacy of its 40th year in Memphis. 
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May 27, 2017
Serving as a celebratory cap to the city’s most festive month, 901Fest will exalt everything that makes Memphis wonderful - food, music, merchandise, people. Check for the music and event lineup coming soon!
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Great American River Run
May 28, 2017
A running event designed for all ages and skill levels, the Great American River Run hosts racers from all over the United States and beyond. With a race course that weaves through the streets of downtown Memphis, runners are able enjoy the history and sights of our city in both the half marathon and 5K race. Registration is open!
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ABCs of Memphis In May: 2017 Edition

Check out I Love Memphis Blog for a How-To Guide for Memphis in May!

2017 Memphis In May Trolley Bus Schedule

Main Street Trolley

Trolley buses will operate approximately every 15 minutes.

Service hours will be extended during the Beale Street Music Festival as follows:

On Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, the last trolley bus will depart northbound from Main & Beale at 12:30 a.m.

On Sunday, May 7, the last trolley bus will depart northbound from Main & Beale at 10:30 p.m.

Please note that service hours will remain the same during all other Memphis In May events: Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-10:40 p.m.; Friday from 7 a.m.-11:40 p.m.; Saturday from 8:20 a.m.-11:40 p.m.; and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m.

Riverfront Trolley

Trolley buses will operate approximately every 15 minutes.

Beginning April 23, 2017 until further notice, the Riverfront trolley buses will operate on Front Street due to the closure of Riverside Drive. Trolley buses will travel from the Hudson Transit Center and go south on Front Street, left on Peabody Place, right on Main, left on G.E. Patterson, right on second, right on Webster, and right on Main to the regular route.

If traffic conditions warrant or if instructed by the Memphis Police Department (MPD), the Riverfront trolley buses may be detoured southbound from Front Street to Main Street on May 5, 6 and 7 during the Beale Street Music Festival. 

Madison Trolley: No change in schedule. Trolley buses will operate as usual approximately every 15 minutes.

MATA Fixed Route Bus Service

MATA fixed route buses will be on detour during Memphis in May events as directed by MPD. After MPD closes downtown streets, northbound buses will use Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Avenue (MLK) to Danny Thomas to Poplar to Third to the Hudson Transit Center.

Southbound buses from the Hudson Transit Center will use Second to Poplar to Danny Thomas to MLK to regular route.

Transferring downtown passengers are urged to use the Hudson Transit Center during Memphis in May events – after 5 p.m. Fridays, all day Saturdays, and as necessary on Sundays.

Purchasing Trolley Bus Tickets and Learning Route Information During Memphis In May: 

To purchase trolley bus tickets and learn route information, MATA will host two booths located near the Sheraton Hotel (on the Convention Center side) from 1-9 p.m. on May 5, 6, 18 and 19; and on Beale Street from 3-9 p.m. on May 5, 6, 18 and 19. 

For more information about Memphis In May, call 274.MATA (6282) or go to and click on maps and schedules. To learn the location of your bus, you can also go to to get started.

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