Beale Street Music Festival | String Cheese, STS9 & More

There's so many new festivals on the scene these days, but there's one event that's been a staple of the calendar since the '70s. The Beale Street Music Festival will return for its 37th year in 2014 with a just-announced lineup that brings over 60 acts to Tom Lee Park in Memphis on May 2-4. String Cheese Incident, STS9, Pretty Lights, Alabama Shakes, Blues Traveler and Dickey Betts are among the JamBase favorites on the bill for this year's event.

Other headlining acts set to play Beale Street this May include Kid Rock, Foster The People, Avenged Sevenfold, Snoop Lion and Patti LaBelle. “We are bringing the best of the best of touring music talent this year,” says Jim Holt, President & CEO of Memphis in May in a statement announcing the lineup. “We pride ourselves on presenting a diverse line-up designed to appeal to musical enthusiasts from all segments of the population across the country and around the world. The Beale Street Music Festival offers something for virtually every musical taste.”

There's something for everyone with 311, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Seether, Motorhead, Dropkick Murphys, Wolfmother, Black Stone Cherry, Buddy Guy, Canned Heat, Tommy Castro, Ana Popovic, Kenny Neal, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, Quinn Sullivan, Lucky Peterson, Tony Joe White, Chick Corea, Fitz & the Tantrums, Bootsy Collins, Grouplove, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Los Rabanes, Panama, The Dandy Warhols, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jason Isbell, Twenty One Pilots, MS MR, St. Paul and the Broken Bones and AER also aboard for this year's fest.

Event organizers hold a special place in their hearts for Memphis musicians as rock-n-roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis, who is returning for his 11th performance at Beale Street Music Festival, as well as hometown hip hop hero Juicy J, along with North Mississippi Allstars, Lord T & Eloise, Surrender the Fall, Project Pat, Reba Russell, Memphis Dawls, Freeworld, Will Tucker, Eric Gales, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, Herman Green, Ghost Town Blues Band, Blind Mississippi Morris, Daddy Mack Blues Band, Robert “Wolfman” Belfour, Fuzzy Jefferies, David Evans, Brandon Bailey, Leo Bud Welch and Kenny Brown will represent the host city.

In addition to the action during the day, “Beale Street Late Night” expands this year to both Friday and Saturday night and features JamBase favorites Big Gigantic and Beats Antique to keep the music going late at night.

Single day tickets cost $35, while three-day passes run a mere $85 and are available through Ticketmaster now.

Check out the full lineup for Beale St. '14:

Here is the entire line-up:

FRIDAY, MAY 2ND LINE-UP

FOSTER THE PEOPLE • PRETTY LIGHTS • SNOOP DOGG AKA SNOOP LION
311 • FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS • JUICY J • THIRD EYE BLIND • DROPKICK MURPHYS
GROUPLOVE • DICKEY BETTS • MS MR • ANA POPOVIC • PROJECT PAT • WILL TUCKER
LUCKY PETERSON • KENNY BROWN • ROBERT “WOLFMAN” BELFOUR
BEALE STREET LATE NIGHT BIG GIGANTIC

SATURDAY, MAY 3RD LINE-UP

KID ROCK • STS9 • PATTI LABELLE • JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
CHICK COREA & THE VIGIL • WOLFMOTHER • JERRY LEE LEWIS • BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY
BLUES TRAVELER • BUDDY GUY • TWENTY ONE PILOTS • TOMMY CASTRO • AER
KENNY NEAL • LOS RABANES • REBA RUSSELL • CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS
ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES • QUINN SULLIVAN • ERIC GALES • MEMPHIS DAWLS
BLIND MISSISSIPPI MORRIS • DADDY MACK BLUES BAND • FUZZY JEFFRIES
SONNY BURGESS & THE LEGENDARY PACERS • LEO BUD WELCH
BEALE STREET LATE NIGHT BEATS ANTIQUE

SUNDAY, MAY 4TH LINE-UP

AVENGED SEVENFOLD • ALABAMA SHAKES • THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
MOTORHEAD • SEETHER • BOOTSY COLLINS • NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS
LEFTOVER SALMON • JASON ISBELL • CANNED HEAT • THE DANDY WARHOLS
BLACK JOE LEWIS • BLACK STONE CHERRY • SURRENDER THE FALL • LOS RABANES
ROY ROGERS & THE DELTA RHYTHM KINGS • TONY JOE WHITE • FREEWORLD
GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND • HERMAN GREEN • DAVID EVANS • BRANDON BAILEY

[Published on: 2/27/14]

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