2018 Beale Street Music Fest Tips and Tricks
Memphis In May kicks off this weekend at the 2018 Beale Street Music Fest. I hope you’ve already got your tickets to see folks like Jack White, Alanis Morissette, Erykah Badu, Post Malone, Queens of the Stone Age, and dozens of others, but if you’re looking for extras…
I am giving away a pair of three-day passes to one lucky winner. Giveaway ended!
Click here for the Beale Street Music Fest Lineup.
Click here for the Beale Street Music Fest Stage Schedule.
** Congrats to our winner, Heather H.** and thanks to everyone who entered!
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2. Leave me a comment on this blog post. THIS. HERE. BLOG. POST. Telling me who you’re most looking forward to seeing.
3. IMPORTANT FINE PRINT. I will randomly draw a winner’s name on Friday at 8 a.m. and I will update this post with that winner’s name and I will also email them by 8:05 a.m. You will have to come to the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau at 47 Union Ave. in downtown Memphis on that day between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. If I don’t hear from you by 10 a.m., I have to give the tickets to someone else.
And now, here are some tips to make the most of your time at Music Fest in Memphis for 2018.
7 Quick Beale Street Music Fest Tips
1. Wear comfortable shoes. This in an outdoor riverside music fest, people! It’s not Sunday School! So leave your heels and cute wedges and snazzy kicks at home! Don’t even make me bring up flip flops. I suggest wearing boots you don’t mind getting dirty. I wear rain boots every year, whether it’s dry or muddy or raining or sunny, then I don’t have to worry about it.
2. Stop what you’re doing right now and download the LiveSafe app. This is how festival organizers will communicate with you for weather updates, delays, schedule changes with bands, and any kind of emergency notices. This goes for all Memphis In May events.
3. Print your ticket. It’s just easier for them to scan it. If you have a three-day pass, print out three copies of it in case you lose yours.
3. Water: You can bring in an EMPTY Camelback or a SEALED water bottle. Then, you can go to a water station and refill. Check out the whole list of do-bring-don’t-bring here.
4. Arrive early. At entry, they’re doing a metal detector wand and all the usual bag searches, and while the line moves fast, arrive in plenty of time to go through security.
5. Bring cash. There are ATMs onsite, but if you want to save yourself the hassle, go ahead and bring cash for drinks and some of our delicious local food trucks.
6. Make a plan. Cell phone service is iffy. Make plans with your group on when and where to rendezvous in the park in case (let’s face it, when) texts don’t go through.
7. Get a locker or bring a charger. You can rent a locker that includes charging – reserve that here. Or just bring your powered-up personal charger.
That’s it for now. Don’t forget to leave a comment below.