The 2013 Beale St. Music Festival Lineup

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 28th 2013 5821 0

The official line-up for this year's Memphis in May Beale St. Music Festival has been released, and I'm pleased to announce that there are a bunch of legitimately great bands coming to Tom Lee Park in May.

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Here's the official list of performers broken up by day:

Friday, May 3

Alice in Chains
Daryl Hall and John Oates
Charles Bradley
The Deftones
Sheryl Crow
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Heritage Blues Quartet
Yngwie Malmsteen
The Wallflowers
Louise Hoffsten (from Sweden)
Shannon McNally
The Joy Formidable
Don Trip
Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition
Brad Webb
Marcus James
Kinney Kimbrough

Saturday, May 4

The Black Keys
ZZ Top
The Roots
Coco Montoya
Dwight Yoakam
Big Boi
Gov't Mule
Patti Smith
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Mavis Staples
Gavin DeGraw
Will Tucker
Jerry Lee Lewis
Zac Harmon
Star & Micey
Jake Bugg
Ryan Bingham
Matt Isbel
Blind Mississippi Morris

Sunday, May 5

The Smashing Pumpkins
Flaming Lips
The Black Crowes
Public Enemy
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Three Days Grace
Papa Roach
Gary Clark, Jr.
Davy Knowles
The Slide Brothers
Vintage Trouble
Deer Tick
Louise Hoffsten
The Slide Brothers
River City Tanlines
Al Kapone
Kingtson Springs
Barbara Blue
Brandon Bailey
Kenny Brown

You can purchase three-day passes for the festival for $85 pre-sale.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Andrew says:

    This is going to be an amazing weekend. Go Memphis!

  2. Dustin says:

    Oh my GOD… so boring.

  3. henry says:

    how can i win a pass

  4. henry says:

    would love to see ZZTOP

  5. D says:

    The worst line up in years, way to go MIM….. 🙁

  6. Janice says:

    Worst line-up ever.  The person who picks these performers needs to be fired!!!!!!  Memphis is changing…chane with it and $85 dollars for that line-up is a waste of money.  I had friends coming in town for that weekend but we will not be going to the Music fest.

  7. B. Green says:

    Your line up is not culturally and ethnically balanced.  I went to the Mobile Feast last year and it was AWESOME.   Our travel club goes to various venues.  1st time we tried Memphis and it will be the last time.   Very shocked, we have a group trip planned to come to Memphis that weekend and we are going everywhere except the Musical Festival.  HORRIBLE LINE UP!

  8. Oliver Caudell says:

    Um. This looks to be an amazing line up.. Who could be disappointed? The people who say worst line up.. What is wrong with you?

  9. John Janic says:

    Not bad. Recommend skipping Hoffsten. Boring as hell.

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