Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Beale Street Music Fest Announces Full 2020 Lineup

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 12:11 PM

The Beale Street Music Festival has released its full lineup for the 2020 event. 
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Here's the press release from Memphis in May:

Memphis in May’s Beale Street Music Festival proudly announces its wide-ranging 2020 lineup. Often cited for bringing together an eclectic mix of artists and genres for the three-day festival on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis, the forty-fourth installment upholds that reputation with a lineup featuring hip hop, rock, alternative, Americana, pop, and of course, the blues.

With a first round of headliners that was announced in December and featured The Lumineers, Lil Wayne, The Avett Brothers and Memphis’ own Oscar-winning Three 6 Mafia, Beale Street Music Festival now adds to that list of headliners Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, The 1975, DaBaby, and 311. Other big-name acts joining them are Deftones, Leon Bridges, Lindsey Buckingham, Louis the Child, Nelly, Portugal. The Man, Brittany Howard, Liam Gallagher and Memphis rappers Moneybagg Yo, Young Dolph and Al Kapone. (Complete list attached.)

“While the 2020 Beale Street Music Festival not only brings back to Tom Lee Park popular acts such as Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Avett Brothers, 311 and Deftones, we’re bringing new acts who are making their festival debut in 2020, such as The Lumineers, Lil Wayne, The 1975, DaBaby, and Leon Bridges” said James L. Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May. “Of course, Beale Street Music Festival always prominently features Memphis artists and this year is no exception, with Three 6 Mafia, Moneybagg Yo, Young Dolph, Mavis Staples, Project Pat, Al Kapone, Lil Wyte, Amy LaVere and many more.”

With a month-long cultural salute to Ghana this year, the lineup also features two Ghanaian superstar artists: multiple award-winning rapper Sarkodie, who has been recognized twice as Africa’s Artist of the Year and named to MTV’s and BET’s lists of top African rap artists, and Stonebwoy, named 2019’s Best Male Artist at the African Entertainment Awards.

Other lineup highlights include: Of Monsters and Men, AJR, Rival Sons, Billy Strings, Manchester Orchestra, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Glorious Sons, Patty Griffin (winner of the 2020 Grammy for Best Folk Album), Waka Flocka Flame, Dirty Honey, Duke Deuce, Reignwolf, Toosii, Beabadoobee, Crobot and Lil Migo.

The Beale Street Music Festival celebrates its blues heritage all weekend long in the Coca-Cola Blues Tent with headline performances by Keb Mo (winner of the 2020 Grammy for Best Americana Album), Bobby Rush, and Taj Mahal, along with Janiva Magness, Don Bryant & the Bo-Keys, Trigger Hippy, Kenny Brown, Lisa Mills, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Sue Foley, Blind Mississippi Morris, Earl the Pearl Banks, Hurricane Ruth, Kelly Hunt, Richard Johnston, Earl “the Pearl” Banks, Memphissippi Sound, and Australia’s Blues Music Award winners, Kings and Associates.

Tickets can be purchased through and are sold now through April 19 as three-day passes for just $145 or single-day tickets for $55 (limited quantities). A limited number of VIP passes are also available at for $699 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 1 and runs through Sunday, May 3. The 2020 Beale Street Music Festival is sponsored by Bud Light, Terminix and Monster Energy.

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