The Beale St Music Festival
Beale Street, Memphis, TN, USA
The Beale St Music Festival Memphis Reviews
Great Music May 08, 2008
Beale Street in Memphis is one of the best known music areas in the United States. And when we drove into Memphis it turns out we had just missed the biggest blues festival of the year. And if fact they still had the street blocked from traffic.
Now I’m not gonna try to tell you that I would have enjoyed every one of the performers but certainly I would have been thrilled to see and listen to most of them. Here’s the list I found:
Al Kapone, Amy LaVere, Aretha Franklin, Arrested Development, Arrested Development, Back Door Slam, Ben Folds, Bettye LaVette, Billy Lee Riley, Black Crowes, Blind Mississippi Morris, Buddy Guy, Calvin Cooke, Carney, Cat Power, Charlie Musselwhite, Colbie Caillat, Disturbed, Doyle Bramhall, Duman, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Fergie, Finger Eleven, Flyleaf, Gavin DeGraw, Hellogoodbye, Jerry Lee Lewis, JJ Grey & Mofro, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Jonny Lang, Keb ’Mo’, Kenny Neal, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Lord T & Eloise, Lou Reed, Lurrie Bell, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Matisyahu, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Michael McDonald, Muck Sticky, My Chemical Romance, Nick Moss & The Flip Tops, O.A.R., Oracle and the Mountain, Pete Francis, Pinetop Perkins & Hubert Sumlin W/ Billy Gibson, Preston Shannon, Project Pat, Richard Johnston, Robert “Wolfman” Belfour, Rue Melo, Samuel James, Santana, Saving Abel, Sheryl Crow, Simple Plan, Tegan and Sara, The Black Crowes, The John Butler Trio, The Roots, The Whigs, Umphrey’s McGee, and Watermelon Slim.
Shucks even if I only listened to one song from each it would have meant staying a full day!
So if you get the chance to visit Beale Street during the Annual Music Festival be aware they have a great three days!!!
Here is the 2009 line up site: http://www.thebealestreetmusicfestival.com/bealestreetmusicfestivallineup.htm
Part of the Roadtrip across the US travel blog
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!