MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s that time of year again. Three-day and VIP passes for the 2023 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival are now on sale.
The 45th edition of the annual festival is set for May 5 through 7, 2023. MIM officials said the festival will return to the revamped Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis.
A limited number of three-day passes will run $165 (plus fees) until they are all sold. VIP passes offer exclusive seating, dedicated entry, VIP-only bars, and air-conditioned restrooms. Those VIP passes cost $995 for three-days.
Tickets are available at https://memphisinmay.org/events/beale-street-music-festival/.
The next question - will Tom Lee Park be ready for the festival?
ABC24 reached out to Memphis River Parks on what the timeline looks like. In an email, they said they are still anticipating a public opening of the park on Labor Day, but they have committed to the park being available for Memphis in May and are spending $300,000 dollars to make it work.
George Abbott of Memphis River Parks also said there is no signed contract in place as of right now.
So who will be hitting the stage for Beale Street Music Festival? MIM said that announcement will come in February 2023.
“Only at the Beale Street Music Festival can you see an eclectic lineup of chart-toppers, hit-makers, and legends on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi river,” said James L. Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May, in a news release. “We are thrilled to return to our riverfront home in Tom Lee Park and look forward to celebrating with our fans as, yet again, we bring the hottest artists, fan favorites, and legends to our famous BSMF stages. And being Beale Street Music Festival, of course, there’s something for almost every musical taste.”
2023 Memphis in May International Festival Dates
- Honored Country Salute to Malaysia May 1-31, 2023
- Beale Street Music Festival May 5-7, 2023
- World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest May 17 – 20, 2023
- Great American River Run May 27, 2023