Memphis In May Announces 2022 Dates and Locations

Memphis In May Announces 2022 Plans for Beale Street Music Fest and WCBCC

Today, Memphis in May announced plans—and locations—for the 2022 events. They are changing locations for one year due to the construction going on at Tom Lee Park downtown, but say they plan to return in 2023.

Memphis In May 2022

Here are the dates and locations for the Memphis music festival, BBQ fest, Salute to Ghana, and the races:  

Beale Street Music Fest: April 29 - May 1, 2022
Memphis Fairgrounds / Tiger Lane 

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: May 11 - 14, 2022
Memphis Fairgrounds / Tiger Lane 

Salute To Ghana: May 1 - 30, 2022
Various Locations

Great American River Run: May 28, 2022
Downtown Memphis

Memphis In May plans to return to the renovated Tom Lee Park in 2023.

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I wish the Memphis and May committee would rethink this and have a corporate sponsored, televised, concert instead. I have no doubt that ABC, NBC, Fox, or CBS would jump at the idea of airing a two hour musical event. It would shine the spotlight on Memphis, and open the door for future televised events, while offering an alternative for the in person music fest. There could also be a spotlight on the BBQ Championship too. It's way past time to take this event to another level and stop being mediocre.
January 2, 2021 9:52am

I went to wing fest I really enjoy it the people the food and the live music was the best I hope Hammer Down Hard gets to play next year as well as others Greta Van Fleet would be cool 🤗
September 28, 2021 4:59pm


I just drove down Riverside and wondered where it would be next year. I think this is the best option and it make sense, especially for BSMF. The music festival has roots at the fairgrounds, from when the Cotton Carnival was there. Thanks for the info, ILM!

September 29, 2021 2:49pm


Hi! I'm interested in volunteering for Mph in May but don't have access to an application.  I would appreciate it if you Would please email or mail me one @ 2319 Whitney Ave, Mhp, Tn 38127. Thanks in advance. 

November 14, 2021 1:41am