Win Tickets to Beale Street Music Fest 2017!

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 3rd 2017 19563 0

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

Beale Street Music Festival is this weekend! Are you going? Do you want to go? I have some three-day music fest passes** to give away!

I won’t waste your time with more words; I know why you’re here: to win.

There are two ways to win.

1. To win a pair of three-day passes to Beale Street Music Fest, go to Twitter, follow @ilovememphis and Retweet this Tweet. I will pick a random winner on Thursday morning May 4 at 10 a.m. and announce via Twitter.

2. To win a single three-day pass to Beale Street Music Fest, leave me a comment on this blog post telling me which band you’re most pumped to see this year. I have two of these to give away! I will pick a random winner on Friday morning May at 8 a.m. and announce via the Friday “5 Things To Do This Weekend” post and I’ll email you.

IMPORTANT: Once you win, you will be responsible for picking up your tickets from the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau office (47 Union Avenue downtown) on Thursday or Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

You can enter both contests, but you can’t win both. What are you waiting for? Go Retweet and comment!

Here’s what you need to know about BSMF:

– It kicks off Memphis in May’s monthlong festivities.
– It is May 5-7, 2017 at Tom Lee Park.
– There are about 60 artists featured on four stages. See that schedule here.
– Buy your tickets here.

*It’s three single day tickets for Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Show Comments


  1. Marjorie Levy says:

    I am excited to see Ben Harper! Thanks for the give-away!

  2. Kevin says:

    Must see Soundgarden. Huge part of my tech startup days and a band I have always wanted to see!

    I’ve actually missed the last few BMFs as getting up there age wise, but would *love* experience a lazy Sunday session there again to see this band.

    Thanks for your consideration. Keep up the great work on this site!

  3. Alyssa says:

    Jimmy Eat World!

  4. Jayde H says:

    I’m most excited to see Death Cab For Cutie to relive my days of teenage angst!

  5. Sarah says:

    Excited to see Jimmy Eat World!

  6. Steven says:

    So many to choose from this year, but I think the band I would be most excited to see would be MuteMath or Kings Of Leon.

  7. Jessany knapp says:

    So excited for kings of Leon!!

  8. Kim Marks Malone says:

    Death Can for Cutie & Jill Scott (who can pick just one?!)

  9. Gary Harris says:

    Kings of Leon!! (And Soundgarden and Ani Difranco and Panic and Sturgill Simpson and Death Cab for Cutie and Ben Harper and Bush and Siversun Puckups and okay, everyone else!)

  10. Jared D says:

    There are a lot of great performers coming, but I’m most excited about Soundgarden. Plus we may need them to ~wash away the rain~.

  11. Eric Wilkinson says:

    I would love to win one of the 3-Day passes. I’m most looking forward to seeing the Drive-By Truckers on Saturday.

  12. Kelsey says:

    KINGS OF LEON!!!!!!!

  13. Gina Hibbs says:

    All of them!! But I guess most would be Bush or Soundgarden

  14. Auburn Riddick says:

    I am most excited to see Ben Harper!!! I saw him for the first time in Nashville this time last year, I campaigned HARD for him to come to Music Fest, been a fan for years, have every album he’s ever put out, and CANNOT wait to be in his face front of stage!

  15. ChelleBell901 says:

    Ziggy Marley and Ben Harper!

  16. Kelsey Clarkson says:

    Just one? While I can’t wait to support some of our local bands, like fave Dead Soldiers, I’m also really excited to see The Strumbellas. Love their newest album ‘Hope’. Some good play in the mud music.

  17. Cameron says:

    Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaries

  18. Katie McGinnis says:

    Kings of Leon!!

  19. Shallico says:

    If I were so lucky to win I would be thrilled to see kings of Leon but really equally as thrilled for any performance.

  20. Nichelle says:

    Taking Back Sunday and Sum 41! Nostalgia weekend, please.

  21. Emily says:

    The Revivalists!

  22. Kelli Berry says:

    I am really excited to see Ben Harper this year!!


    I am so pumped to see Soudgarden! They are at the top of my bucket list of bands I’ve never seen…I had pretty much given up hope they would ever come to Memphis…but they will be here Sunday…wooooo hooooo!

  24. Katrina says:

    I’m new to Memphis and am stoked that this festival happens every year! This year I’m most excited about X Ambassadors 🙂

  25. Jackie McGinnis says:

    I’m graduating from the University of Memphis on Saturday and would LOVE to celebrate by seeing Kings of Leon and Tori Kelly!!

  26. Raja Ravi Varma Kakarlapudi says:

    I am pumped to see Death Cab for Cutie and Marcella and Her Lovers

  27. Sumanthi Chakrapu says:

    I am excited to see X-Ambassadors and Snoop Dogg

  28. JT Williams says:

    I am most pumped to see 2 Chainz, formerly Tity Boi. The grammy award-winning rapper is one of my favorite artists as he brings a very unique flavor to the rap genre. Memphis has always resonated with hip-hop culture which is why Mr. Chainz’s show is anticipated to be a highlight of the weekend.

  29. Lindsey McLennan says:

    I’d love to see Death Cab for Cutie and MGMT!

  30. Kayla says:

    I am super excited to see Ziggy Marley!

  31. Kristen Hale says:

    I’m most excited to see Griz on Saturday night. The thing is I’ve had opportunities to see him in the past, but had never really listened to his music. Just a couple months ago one of his songs played on the pandora station I was listening to, and all I could do was wonder how I didn’t get into him sooner.

  32. Brad M says:

    Sturgill Simpson, an absolute badass!

  33. Heather says:

    Taking Back Sunday!!! 🙂

  34. Akira says:

    So excited this time of year is here! I have never been, I have always heard GREAT things about the BealeStreet Music Fest. While I love all types of music; Country, Rock, R&B, Soul, Hip Hop, etc.. but I would be most excited to see Kings of Leon, Carlos Elliot, Jr. Machine Gun Kelly, Jill Scoot, Tori Kelly, Preston Shannon and so many other great acts!!

  35. Rachel Polite says:

    I’m new to Memphis, and I’m ready to experienced Memphis in May. I really exicited to see X ambassador!!!! I’ve never seen them lived and the adreline running through veins to perhaps see them live is overwhelming. Please pick me!!!!

  36. Shannon says:

    Ben Harper!

  37. Stefan Hottel says:

    Can’t wait to see MUTEMATH on Saturday!!

  38. Arianna says:

    Death Cab For Cutie!!!

  39. Niki Dunavant says:

    I am pumped for The Revivalists and Ben Harper!!!

  40. Susan Mascolino says:

    I’m looking forward to Kings of Leon and really the whole lineup on the Fedex Stage on Saturday!

  41. Cheryl Scoggin says:

    Dead Soliders!

  42. Kevin Brower says:

    Most excited to see widespread panic.

  43. Jenna says:

    Justleaving some love and trying to win a Friday nights ticket for BSMF. My husband and I are having a parents night out(woohoo!!) his top band for the evening is widespread panic and mine is group love. we are looking forward to a fun night out and any help we could get is greatly appreciated!


  44. Doug McDonald says:

    Soundgarden on Sunday night! The original lineup with matty cameron on the skins!!!

  45. Daniel Lynn says:

    Super pumped for my high school self to see Sound Garden & Bush on Sunday.

  46. Peggy says:

    Taking Back Sunday! They’re on my bucket list!

  47. Tashanna says:


  48. Penny molzahn says:

    Im most pumped to see Soundgarden! Its going to be a great festival!

  49. Max K says:

    Kings of Leon!

  50. Bobbi Riley says:

    New to the Memphis area. Would love to see what this event is all about!

  51. Ivan says:

    Kings of Leon

  52. Jessica Rowell says:

    As always…. Widespread Panic!!!!

  53. Lindsay says:

    Ben Harper!

  54. Brittney says:

    Emo 13-year-old me would really like to see Death Cab For Cutie.

  55. Andrew Goldwasser says:

    I am stoked to see MGMT!

  56. Kat Stevenson says:

    I’m stoked about seeing all of them! I’ve lived 45 minutes from Memphis most of my life and I’ve never been to the festival. Would be a great weekend get-a-way from the kids for hubs and I!!

  57. Raegan says:

    I have never been to the Beale Street Music Fest but I have always wanted to go. Hopfully, this will be the first year I get to go. I am really excited to see Tori Kelly, Jill Scott, Kings of Leon and many more!

  58. Carol says:

    Kings of Leon/ Death Cab for Cutie/ Soundgarden

  59. Jacqueline Wood says:

    Hi! I’m a newlywed and a mom to be. I’m due in 5 weeks! Anticipating the birth of Alexander Carson. I do have a very kind, studious & handsome stepson named Nick that I’d love to win the ticket(s) for so he can go and enjoy himself. The artists that Nick would like to see are any and all of them because Nick simply loves music . He has mentioned Bush, Lil Wyte, Wiz, and others that perform but no one would appreciate going to the Beale music festival more than Nick.

    Jacqueline Wood

  60. Melanie says:

    Kings of Leon!!

  61. Erica Henderson says:

    I am most excited to see Tori Kelly! I told you this on Twitter! She’s amazing and I love her. I’m excited to see everyone really! I’m a music major at The University of Memphis, and I would love to win these tickets! I think it’s awesome you guys are doing so close to BSMF!

  62. Jenna Jordan says:

    I have been dying to see Tori Kelly in concert since the first time I heard her perform! So, I would absolutely looooooooooooove to see her this weekend!!!!

  63. Sharon Hyde says:

    I am pumped to see Widespread Panic Friday night or Sturgil Simpson Sunday. Would love to have passes so that I can go!!!

  64. Fee H. says:

    I am pumped to see Ben Harper! My fiancé and I met when we were dancing to Steal My Kisses at a party and it became “our song.” When he proposed, he played the same song. And our anniversary is this month:)

  65. Taylor morris says:

    I’d love to go see MGMT this weekend! I’ve been away in school and haven’t been to music fest to high school but would love to be able to go again this weekend!!

  66. Allie bailey says:

    I am most excited to see tori kelly on Sunday!!

  67. Lauren Ready says:

    Snoop Dogg!!!

  68. Christina Bowler says:

    I’m really excited to see Taking Back Sunday! I used to listen to their music all the time!!

  69. Ally Pierce says:


  70. Joshua Lieblong says:

    I’ve never won a random drawing in my whole life. It’s ok. You can pick me.

  71. Jess says:

    2 Chainz!

  72. Jessica Tarar says:

    I am most excited to see The Revivalists! I discovered the band a few months ago and have been jammin to them ever since. I’d love a chance to see them live.

  73. Jana Welch says:

    I am.most pumped to see Jill Scott!!!

  74. Jordan Holley says:

    Oh my goodness! How do I put my EXCITEMENT into words? Beale Street Music Fest is an absolute DREAM. Waiting for the lineup announcement each year is like waiting for Christmas morning. When I got the feeling that Kings of Leon would be in the line up, I was beyond thrilled! As soon as it was official, I called my sister and we were both screaming with excitement! So, the answer to your question is definitely KINGS OF LEON! Back in ’09, I won tickets to my very first KOL show in Memphis, and I’ll never forget that night. I ended up sitting behind KOL’s entire family, and from that night I was in total awe of their talent. Their Southern charm is to die for. For NYE 2015, KOL headlined the Nashville NYE Bash, and myself, my sister and boyfriend stood out in the cold for hours just to make sure we had the best spot imaginable for their show. We never go a few days without bringing up this night. We are all planning to go see KOL during BSMF, and we cannot wait for round 3! Our excitement is and understatement, and we would love nothing more than to be in that crowd (front row of course) and sing along with our favorite TN band KOL. Thanks for the chance. This is awesome! -Jordan Holley

  75. Allie Shackelford says:

    I can’t wait to see Kings of Leon! Grizz! Plus Dead Soldiers my favorite local band! And I want to WiiiiiiiiiiN

  76. Fernanda says:

    I’m dying to see Ziggy Marley!! This is the last BSMF that I’ll be able to come before I leave the States to go home!! Please consider me to win and let me wave my Chilean flag at the festival once more!!

  77. Matteo Servente says:

    Ben Harper!

  78. Lisa miller says:

    Most excited to see Soundgarden

  79. Jason says:

    Really hoping you pick me so I can see MGMT

  80. David Cistrunk says:

    Tori Kelly!!!

  81. April Holifield-Scott says:

    I am most excited to see Sturgill Simpson!

  82. Heather Whittemore says:

    My husband and I are pumped about the line up on Sunday! Too excited to see Soundgarden!!! Yay! Rock on Memphis! ❤️

  83. Zach James says:

    I’m most excited about Soundgarden! Probably the only grunge-era band I haven’t seen! Also a huge fan of “5 Things To Do This Weekend.” There’s always something fun to take my 4 year old to! Thanks.

  84. Eimir O'Sullivan says:

    Midnight Oil

  85. Alma J Butler says:

    I would love to see Jill Scott

  86. Julie says:

    I can’t wait to see Ben Harper!!

  87. Stacie says:

    I’ve gotta see kings of leon! I’ve missed them every other time they’ve come to Memphis, and this weekend I’m actually here + free!!

  88. Christopher says:

    Looking forward to seeing Drive By Truckers!

  89. Gina Moore says:

    I love Sound Garden, and Wide Spread Panic, but my daughter said this is the best combination of bands that she has seen all in one place in a long Time. I wanted to surprise her with tickets this year but, I waited too late, and now finding them without breaking the bank is almost impossible. I’m not having much luck. I would love to win 2- 3 day passes to give to her because she helps me with my husband who has Alzhiemers. I would like to do something nice for her & her man to show them how much it means to me that they help me.

  90. Brian says:

    Thanks!! Hope to see you there… with my free tix!!

  91. Brian says:

    Soundgarden for daysssssss!!!

  92. Abby Holley says:

    I wanna kick off the end of my senior year in high school seeing kings of Leon front row!!! Would be the best graduation present ever!! Thanks for the chance!! I love memphis

  93. Dawn Hayes says:

    I’m a California girl living in Memphis. I would love to see Snoop Dogg for alil taste of home. For the poet in me…. Jill Scott! That woman read and speaks to my soul!

  94. Kelsey says:

    The Revivalists!! Their music puts me in the best mood!

  95. Lauren says:


  96. Andy Smithers says:

    I’d love to see SUM41

  97. Abby Blankenship says:

    Hey!! I would love to win a 3 day pass to BSMF! I have lived in Memphis my whole life and i’ve never been!! A lot of my friends are going this year and on Friday we’re all excited about Tori Kelly and Saturday, we’re pumped for Wiz & 2 Chainz!!! 🙂

  98. Kaeli kirk says:

    I’m excited to see wiz Khalifa and 2 chainz!!!!! So happy they’re coming

  99. LaBruce Miller says:

    Other than being excited for everyday and from the headliners to the blues tent and everybody in between. I’m excited for ‘The Revivalist’ bc I love them and they are from NOLA! Gonna be headlining soon!

  100. Justin Rickert says:


  101. Lupita says:

    Can’t wait to see jimmy eat world and snoop dogg

  102. Becky says:

    Kings of Leon!!! Will be my 4th time seeing them live! Want to take my 16 year old daughter to experience music fest for the first time!!

  103. Joyce says:

    Im a Mom of 6, My oldest is 30, my youngest is 9..Im a stay at home mom & Im also raising two of my grandchildren. I dont get out much, and get very little “me” time as you can imagine…I have such eccletic taste in music, that Id love to see Jill Scott, Snoop Dog, Sound Garden or Kings of Leon….Being able to get out & see any if them would just make this Mom/Grandmas day!!!

  104. Sarah Cole says:

    I am BEYOND PUMPED to see Soundgarden! Black Hole Sun is my JAM!

  105. Carter Webster says:

    I’m so excited to see kings of Leon!!! Memphis in May is the best time of the year- lets soak it up!!

  106. Princess says:

    I would absolutely love to see my Uncle (in my head, of course) Snoop Dogg! I love his music, personality & cooking show with Martha Stewart! Lol I would also love to see MGMT perform live this year!

  107. Carter says:

    I can’t wait to see kings of Leon and to soak up the good times in the best city on earth!!!

  108. April Foxx says:

    Jill Scott!

  109. Nicole A says:

    Do I have to pick one?! There’s so many to choose from! I’m most excited to see Bush, Jimmy Eat World and Death Cab for Cutie

  110. Michele Y Strong says:

    Good Morning,
    I have never been to anything like this or a concert, but I like Snoop Dogg. I would love to be able to see him. I will be there on Thurs to Sunday just to be able to experience Memphis in May.

  111. Sylvia White says:

    All the bands….. but probably the Blues players!

  112. Mayte says:

    Hey Holly! I am so excited to see Wiz Kalifah this year and all the artist in the blues tent!! Beale Street Music Fest is going to be amazing!! Thanks!

  113. Kandis says:

    My husband REALLY wants to see Ben Harper, so I’d love to win a pass for him!!

  114. Victoria Lyons says:

    I am super amped to c 2 Chainz! His metaphors are magical!

  115. Cat says:

    My inner teenager would love to see Soundgarden!

  116. Tristin Ingalsbe says:

    I’m most excited to see MGMT, as I saw them once in buffalo New York when I was 17, and would love to see them again!! Also a huge fan of sum 41 and would do anything to see them!!! Have a blessed day holly!!

  117. Simone Gray says:

    I want to win the pass for Beale Street music festival

  118. Justin says:

    I’d love to see the Drive-By Truckers.

  119. Matt Waits says:

    I would love to see Sturgill Simpson. He has given me hope for the future of country music.

  120. donnie smith jr says:

    good lineup this year, but i’m super stoked to see soundgarden and bush. been a fan of both since the mid 90s but have yet to see them live. hopefully this giveaway will make that possible! thank you guys!

  121. Danielle says:

    I’m equally stoked to see Jill Scott and Tori Kelly.

  122. Rachel says:

    I’m pumped to see Sound Garden! First time going to Memphis in May Fest = )

  123. Sofia says:

    I want to see X Ambassadors!!!!!!!!

  124. Justin Dublin says:

    I am most excited to see sound garden this year. 2 Chainz will be awesome as well.
    Thanks for the give away

  125. David Cistrunk says:


  126. Sherry says:

    I want to see Kings of Leon!

  127. Billy Wesley says:

    Kings of Leon
    Sum 41

  128. Melissa says:

    I want to see MGMT the most(missed the last bsmf show of theirs), Silversun Pickups, and also Death Cab just for old times sake!! I was pregnant last year and had to skip out so it would be so much fun to have a night out with some of my favorite music!!!

  129. Erica says:

    Super stoked to see The Strumbellas!!!!! <3 <3 <3

  130. D Gott says:

    I am excited to see 2 Chainz, Wiz, Death Cab, and X Ambassadors!!!!!

  131. Cynthia says:

    I’m most excited to see Widespread Panic tomorrow night! The fiance and I usually see them every year, but they’re not doing their usual tour this year – only music festivals – so we’re excited they’re in the line up!

  132. Jess says:

    Snoop Doggy Dogg

  133. Jordan says:

    I am excited to see Widespread Panic! Also really looking forward to Sturgil Simpson. Hope everyone enjoys the show!

  134. Brad Yount says:

    Me and my brother where in Memphis in Sept.2013 and really enjoyed ourselves especially and mrs.mollys!

  135. Charles H says:

    I’m hyped to see 2chainz..

  136. Jason logan says:

    Widespread panic. Married and have a child and has slowed me down but trying to find a way to go this weekend. If I win I’ll leave early to make sure I get there by 330. And lunch on me !!

  137. Alex says:

    Pumped to see Kings of Leon!

  138. RAEGAN says:

    Tori Kelly!!

  139. Brittany Jones says:

    I want to win some tix!! I LOOOOOOVE Kings of Leon and Taking Back Sunday!! Have ALWAYS wanted to see them both!!

  140. Sean Motazedian says:

    Hey, I just saw this post! I’m very excited to see Jack White, logic and post Malone. Mostly post Malone because he’s so much more than a rapper, and represents hard work and determination. Once you realize he’s atcually younger than Justin Bieber, and has been in the industry for about the same time, but only recently has gotten his shot, you have no choice but to respect his desire.

  141. Carson says:

    The band I am most excited to see this year is Kaleo!! amazing voice!!

  142. Penny says:

    I’m most excited to see Luke Combs!


    I really want to see Jack White because…he’s Jack effing White!

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