(MEMPHIS IN MAY NEWS RELEASE) – After a record-setting 2019,the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival announces the first round ofartists confirmed for its eagerly-awaited 2020 lineup. With a reputation for aneclectic mix of genres, the forty-fourth annual Beale Street Music Festivalalso offers a diverse blend of both big-name national acts, world-renownMemphis artists and up-and-coming performers.
This first round of Beale Street Music Festival headlinersincludes The Lumineers, Lil Wayne, the return of perennial festival favoriteThe Avett Brothers, and Memphis’ own Three 6 Mafia who haven’t played BSMF ineight years. Additional first-round artistsinclude soul singer Leon Bridges, rock icon Lindsey Buckingham, Portugal. TheMan, Brittany Howard, pop artists AJR, Memphis rapper Young Dolph, 2020 doubleGrammy nominee Rival Sons, R&B legend Mavis Staples, Billy Strings, Toadthe Wet Sprocket, bluesman Taj Mahal, and Sheer Mag.
“The Beale Street Music Festival always features more thansixty artists with a high concentration of Memphis talent, attracting ticketbuyers in 2019 from all fifty states and twenty-six countries,” said James L.Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May. “There’s always tremendousanticipation for our announcement each year, and while the complete lineup willbe announced in early February, this year we decided to release the first roundof artists now to give our fans a sample of how big the 2020 Beale Street MusicFestival will be.”
Currently, a limited quantity of three-day passes remains atthe discounted $135 price, but that will increase to the next price level whensupplies are exhausted. Patrons may alsochoose the three-day VIP experience for $699, granting them access to exclusiveviewing platforms near the stages, private “comfort station” restrooms, andlight snacks and drinks (including limited alcoholic beverages) for all threedays. All passes can be purchasedthrough eventbrite.com just in time for gift-giving.
2020 Memphis in May International Festival Dates Month-longSalute to Ghana: May 1-31, 2020 Beale Street Music Festival: May 1-3, 2020World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: May 13-16, 2020 Great AmericanRiver Run 5K, 10K and Half Marathon: May 23, 2020
For additional information, please visit the Memphis in May web site at www.memphisinmay.org.