The Ultimate Memphis In May Giveaway

The Ultimate Memphis In May Giveaway

Let's talk about Memphis In May 2019. This year's month-long festival, which includes four major events, is going to be big, fun, and full of Memphis bicentennial energy. Want to help us celebrate 200 years? Read on to find out how to win the Ultimate Memphis In May giveaway package, which includes two passes to all the events.

Beale Street Music Festival. Photo by Michael Butler.

Win Passes To All The Memphis In May Events

Congrats to our random drawing winner, JauR’on Taylor! Thank you to everyone who entered and thank you for following the blog. I do lots more giveaways on our Instagram.

I Love Memphis is giving away passes to all the Memphis In May Events this year! That includes a pair of tickets to Beale Street Music Fest, World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and entry to the Great American River Run. Celebrate Memphis is free.

If you want to enter to win, please read these instructions carefully! I know it's hard, but I BELIEVE IN YOU.

How To Enter

  1. Go follow @memphisinmay, @greatamericanriverrun, and @bealestreetmusicfest on Instagram.
  2. If you don't use Instagram, you can like + follow them on Facebook: Memphis In May, Great American River Run, and Beale Street Music Festival.
  3. Leave me a comment on this here blog post (scroll down, fill out the "Leave A Comment" section) and tell me why you want to win and leave me your Instagram username.
  4. I'll draw a random name on Wednesday, April 17th at 10 a.m. Then I'll email the winner. Then you and a friend can enjoy all the Memphis In May events for freeee.

Is this a way to get our friends at MIM some Instagram followers? Obviously. Are you going to be happy when you have more MIM info at your fingertips and also possibly win $490 in prizes? Obviously. 

Disclaimers/FAQS: I won't use your Insta name for anything except to verify that you've followed everyone. It's ok if you're a private account. You don't have to use your full name when you leave the comment here, as long as you have an email address to I can contact you. 

About Memphis In May

Lots of people use "Memphis In May" as shorthand to refer to one part of the festival or the other, but really, Memphis In May is the whole month that contains four different events this year. Everything's at Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis.

To break it down:

Beale Street Music Festival, May 3-5
Three days of live music including headliners like Cardi B, Dave Matthews Band, and The Killers. See the full lineup here, and get three day passes ($135) here. Tickets go up to $180 on April 19th at midnight.

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, May 15 - 18  
Teams from around the world compete for the money, fame, and glory as they see who can cook the very best barbecue in the universe. The competition is fierce. If you're not on a team, you can still enjoy entertainment and food for sale. Read more here, and get four-day passes ($40/$10 per day) here.

Great American River Run, May 25
Run a half-marathon or 5K along the banks of the Mississippi River and through downtown Memphis on Memorial Day Weekend, then hang out at the post-race party for music, food, and adult beverages. Right now, the half marathon entry fee is $70 and the 5K entry fee is $35. Prices go up in mid-May. Sign up for the races here.

Celebrate Memphis, May 25
Happy 200th Birthday, Memphis! This is the big party finale at the end of a month of big parties, and it's all about the 901's bicentennial. (This event was formerly called 901 Fest.) There will be live music, food trucks, an air show, tons of family-friendly activities, and a huge fireworks show at the end of the night. Memphis In May is also going to try to host the World's Largest Picnic, and will have the Guinness Book of World Records on hand to verify this accomplishment. Seriously. Read more here. It's free to get in.


Don't forget to follow all three Memphis In May accounts + leave a comment telling me why you want to go this year, along with your Instagram user name.

Good luck!

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Lindsay
Let me this and all Memphis in May fun!! My now husband and I had our first kiss at Music Fest 4 music fests ago this year. We also are both Memphians born and raised. We both left, then came back and met though mutal friends. Memphis in May is the best Memphis has to offer and is a huge part of my husband's and my life!
April 16, 2019 10:15pm

Anna Rooker
I would really love to win this giveaway to experience parts of Memphis I’ve never experienced before! @annarooker
April 16, 2019 10:25pm

Gloria Bird
I would love to win because I would love to attend all of these events, but the costs add up! So this would help a lotttt
April 16, 2019 10:31pm

Gloria Bird
My instagram is @gloriabird_ !! I would love to win because I want to go to all of these events but the costs can add up! It was also create great memories
April 16, 2019 10:35pm

Morgan
I’d love to win this giveaway, because I’ve never been able to afford to do anything Memphis In May related. It would be an amazing graduation gift for me, as well! UofM ‘19!!!
April 16, 2019 10:38pm

Sa’Maira Serca
I want to win so I can finally enjoy Memphis in May with my sisters! <3 @samaira.serca
April 16, 2019 10:52pm

Pedro
I would love to win because I’m a lover of all things bbq and I a lover of great music. I have never traveled to Memphis but I can’t wait to see what this beautiful city has in store! Also, I would love to see Lord Huron perform live as he has been top 5 in my Spotify for the past few years! @vote4_pedro
April 16, 2019 10:54pm

Lexie T
I’be got the spirit of an explorer with the salary of a teacher! I want to go to MIM to see great music, a great city, and great people (and visit some family while I’m there)! I’ve only attended one day of BSMF once before, and I want to experience more! Insta- @lex_not_luthor
April 16, 2019 10:56pm

Lee Anna Beatty
I would LOVE to be able to ENJOY some social time time with the BEAUTIFUL people of Memphis!!!! I truly LOVE this city!!!! To be able to be a part of these WONDERFUL festivities is really a treat, but to be a part of them THIS YEAR will be EPIC!!! Celebrating MEMPHIS to the ABSOLUTE 200th %!!! It's the first time our own city will be recognized for ALL of its glory!!!!! I need to be there
April 16, 2019 11:00pm

Carrie Walls
I love this city and I I'm so proud to be a part of it especially during May and live right next to all the festivities!
April 16, 2019 11:19pm

April
I just moved closer to Memphis and I’ve always wanted to experience Memphis in May. I’m up at 2am reading the I Love Memphis blog. ‍♀️ I need to go. instagram: @april_huck
April 17, 2019 2:46am

Brandy
Why do I want to win MIM BMSF tickets ... I have not been to BSMF in ages. I turned 30 last year and I think the last time I went I was 15 or 16. I haven’t been because of a combination of adulting responsibilities and budgeting. BSMF is one of the things that I always loved about Memphis. It’s one of those events that we have that showcases how unique our city really is. We literally live in the biggest small town - and like small towns, we know how to come together and party, support one another, and love one another. Also, everyone seriously knows everyone. Its a little weird, but I love it, just like Memphis.
April 17, 2019 7:07am

Allie Purvis
I want to win because my sister and I always go together, but this year I just really can’t afford it for the both of us and I won’t go if she doesn’t. It’s been out thing for a while though and I don’t want to break tradition, also I really want to see Cardi B!! @allie_purvis is my insta!
April 17, 2019 7:19am

Kathleen Bernal
Oh, I would love to win this! I have a great friend in Memphis and this we would get to go together!! ♡ What an awesome line-up of events! My IG: @sweetdreamingkathleen
April 17, 2019 7:39am

Dusty
I want to win because I’m obsessed with the music fest, but have never been able to get back down for the other events. Memphis is just a few hours away, but it feels like home every time I go! @d.cruse34
April 17, 2019 7:45am

Liz M
I just moved back to Memphis after being away fro 7 years, and during that time, I realized how much Memphis became my home while I was here initially. This would be a great way to cap off a first year back home! IG: @notlizmoak
April 17, 2019 9:10am

Magen Hylander
Hey! My insta is @magensmayhem I would really like to win because I have been going to BSMF since I was 15, and haven't missed a year yet! This will be my 16th year straight. My birthday is May 8th so MIM has always been my celebration. I have loved getting to watch this month long event grow more and more every year. Money is really tight this year, and it would be beyond helpful and stress relieving to know I don't have to worry about this expense, or that I don't have to pick and choose which events I want to attend solely because of monetary restrictions. Thank you for the amazing opportunity! -Magen
April 17, 2019 9:46am

Jeremy C
I've lived here for 3 years now I have to say Memphis in May is by far the most fun I've had. This would be amazing! Thank you! Insta: crooksyj_
April 17, 2019 6:40pm

Kelsey Batiste
Me and my husband have lived in Memphis almost all our lives and we have yet to go to Beale street music festival. We have three boys so we are constantly busy with them and work. This year we saw the line up and really would like to go! We would love to share this experience together! I hope we win!!!
January 21, 2020 1:18pm

Holly Whitfield
Hi Kelsey, This giveaway was from last year. Hopefully we'll do another one next year!
January 21, 2020 1:22pm