The 2019 Beale Street Music Fest lineup is out and has some big acts headed this way.
Headliners this year include, Dave Matthews Band, the Killers, G-Eazy, Charlie Wilson, One Republic, Shinedown, and Cardi B, coming off her history-making win Sunday night at the Grammy’s as the first female to receive Best Rap Album honors.
“The Beale Street Music Festival saw more than 102,000 in Tom Lee Park last year with attendees from all fifty states and twenty-two countries. We wanted to offer an even bigger lineup in 2019 as our city celebrates its bicentennial, and we feel like this may be our best lineup ever,” said James L. Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May. “The 2019 lineup features current chart-toppers and returning fan favorites who consistently draw large crowds to our unique setting on the Mississippi River.”
Other artists this year include India.Arie, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Lord Huron, Flogging Molly, 6lack, Trippie Redd, Chvrches, Lil Dicky, Good Charlotte, Big Boi, Dirty Heads, In This Moment, Simple Plan, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Moon Taxi, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Coin and many more.
Since this year’s cultural salute goes to Memphis, 40% of the talent is coming from the Memphis area. Aside from the lead guitarist for Shinedown, this includes rappers MoneyBagg Yo, Blocboy JB and NLE Choppa, along with Healy, Liz Brasher, Saving Abel, John Kilzer and the Scars, and Muck Sticky.
Local performers in the Coca-Cola Blues Tent includes Stax legend William Bell, Southern Avenue, Ghost Town Blues Band, Will Tucker, Blind Mississippi Morris, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Super Chikan, Brandon Santini, Gracie Curran and the High Falutin’ Band, Barbara Blue, Fuzzy Jeffries, Deak Harp & Quicksand, Sam Joyner, and Linear Smith.
Click here to buy tickets now through April 19. Three-day passes are $135, single-day tickets for $55. A limited number of VIP passes are also available for $649 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.
The festival opens to the public at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 3 and runs through Sunday, May 5.
2019 Memphis in May International Festival Dates:
- Beale Street Music Festival: May 3-5, 2019
- World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: May 15-18, 2019
- Great American River Run: May 25, 2019
- Celebrate Memphis: May 25, 2019