2017 Beale Street Music Festival Lineup

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 22nd 2017 23269 0

If you’re looking for the 2018 lineup, click here. If you’re looking for the 2018 stage and set times, click here

The 2017 Beale St. Music Festival lineup is official. Stages and times will come out later, but for now, here’s the Beale Street Music Fest lineup for Memphis in May 2017, which will be May 5-7, 2017.

2017 Beale Street Music Fest lineup for May 5, 2017.

Snoop Dogg
Widespread Panic
Jimmy Eat World
Greensky Bluegrass
Sum 41
The Strumbellas
Taking Back Sunday
Declan McKenna
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Peter Wolf
Toronzo Cannon
Ghost Town Blues Band
Tas Cru
Brad Webb
Zeke Johnson

2017 Beale Street Music Fest lineup for May 6, 2017.

Kings of Leon
Wiz Khalifa
Death Cab For Cutie
X Ambassadors
The Revivalists
Silversun Pickups
Drive-by Truckers
Highly Suspect
John Paul White
Deer Tick
Big Head Blues Club
Lil Wyte
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Amy Lavere
Dead Soliders
Corey Harris Band
Carolos Elliot, Jr.
Blind Mississippi Morris
Daddy Mack Blues Band
Terry “Harmonica” Bean
Washboard Shorty & Revered Robert Rev.

2017 Beale Street Music Fest lineup for May 7, 2017.

Sturgill Simpson
Jill Scott
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Tori Kelly
Ziggy Marley
Midnight Oil
Mayer Hawthorne
Alter Bridge
Machine Gun Kelly
Ani Difranco
Booker T. Jones
Popa Chubby
Preston Shannon
Marcella & Her Lovers
Super Chikan
Eden Brent
Leo Bud Welch
Brandon Bailey

You can purchase tickets here and get more information on BSMF and Memphis in May here.

What do you think of this year’s lineup?

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. Kathy Kennedy says:

    What happened to the Blues Festival?? Its all rap. I thought you had a variety of venues but I won’t come back if its all rap crap.

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Kathy! Are you getting the Beale Street fest confused with another event? The Beale Street Music Festival has had a variety of genres represented in its 60+ artists every year since I’ve been paying attention since about 2006. I’m seeing only about 5 rap artists listed, though I may have missed 1 or 2: Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wyte (a Memphis native), and Machine Gun Kelly.

      The majority of these are rock and pop groups with some singer-songwriters sprinkled in. There are more than 15 blues artists listed…Toronzo Cannon, Ghost Town Blues Band, Tas Cru, Brad Webb (though he does rock, too), Zeke Johnson, Big Head Blues Club, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Corey Harris to name a few. They have 3 big stages plus 1 smaller tent/stage that BSMF sets up as dedicated to blues only.

      If you are looking for a blues-only festival, try the Bona Fide Blues Fest held in the fall (October-ish) every year, typically in Overton Square, as well as next year’s International Blues Challenge on Beale Street (usually in late Jan/early Feb.) or head over to our friends in Arkansas for the King Biscuit Blues Fest in Helena in October.

      It’s kind of amazing how much music the Mid-South has to offer, isn’t it?

  2. Butch says:

    Thanks for your interesting take on the Memphis music scene. We are contemplating a trip there this spring. Could you put me on your mailing list?

  3. Eric says:

    Hardly what I would expect for a Beale Street line up. So strange.

  4. Jessica Clark says:

    ISO 2 Sunday passes to Beal Street!

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