Memphis In May – Not Just The Beale Street Music Festival 2011


Many people think that Memphis in May and the Beale Street Music Festival are the same things, and they are….kind of.BealeStreet2 300x202 Memphis In May   Not Just The Beale Street Music Festival 2011

Memphis in May is actually a month long festival held in Memphis, Tennessee. The festival itself is split into four main events:

The Beale Street Music Festival, which is the kick-off event and spotlights both local and national music acts. This a three day music festival that is held during the first weekend of May in the city’s Tom Lee Park at the foot of Beale Street. Usually about 100,000+ people attend the first two nights of the event, and even larger crowds attend for the big-name finales on Sunday night. This year’s lineup sounds awesome!

International Week, this is a group of events dedicated to the country that is sponsored that year (it will be Belgium this year)

The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, one of the most popular barbecue contests in the country, and I would go to Memphis in May for this part of the festival alone!

Sunset Symphony, a night of classical music. This event has been taking place for 35 years.

Are you planning on attending any of the events? It sounds like fun! Wish I could go!


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