Beale Street Music Festival 2023 is right around the corner and several prominent artists are ready to take the stage. As the festival approaches, we are still learning about some of the great talents on the lineup. Artists both big and small from far and wide are coming together to create unforgettable memories on our city’s historical grounds. From Grammy award-winning artists like Jazmine Sullivan to Memphis’ very own Glorilla, Memphians are bound to have a good time at this year’s Beale Street Music Festival. Here are some things to look forward to while anticipating the annual Beale Street Music Festival fun.
The festival took a small hiatus following the Covid-19 pandemic back in 2020. Now, the festival is making a comeback for its second year since the break, and it’s obvious that they are making up for the lost time. Last year’s lineup included artists such as Moneybagg Yo, Megan Thee Stallion, Soul Asylum, Jucee Froot, Weezer, Al Kapone, Three 6 Mafia, NLE Choppa, and several other well-known artists. The Stallion didn’t let the Memphis Hotties down and Three 6 Mafia left the whole crowd feeling fly after their phenomenal performances! You can expect the same energy at this year’s festival, which will be making a return to a newly redesigned Tom Lee Park. Memphis is a city of many genres and styles, and the festival is a true representation of that. You can expect to hear R&B, Country, Rock, Jazz, and even alternative. Our festival is popular for having the best bands gracing the BSMF stages. As usual, some of the hottest bands on the scene will make an appearance. These bands consist of Earth, Wind, and Fire, the Roots, the Lumineers, and Dru Hill!
It is undeniable that Memphis has amazing artists everywhere you turn, from those who are born in the city to those who moved to the city from around the way to take their careers to the next level. From attending the festival as a child to performing on the stage, many local acts see performing at BSMF as a career highlight. While Music Fest is known for having well-known artists at its shows, they are also known for giving up-and-coming artists their first opportunity to play in front of massive crowds. With that being said, a number of Memphis talents are also hitting the stage for the very first time. Artists like Mille Manny, who already has a number of accomplishments under his belt, are among those who will be taking the stage for the first time. “I used to go to this festival all the time growing up and now I’m on the big stage“ Mille Manny said after the lineup’s release on February 27th. His story displays and represents the story of many Memphis artists. It also represents the importance of such a huge festival, not only for Memphis artists, but for those who continuously attend the festival yearly.
One notable change to this year’s festival is that the Blues Tent will now be housed in Beale Street’s W.C. Handy Park and free to the public. Los Lobos, North Mississippi Allstars, Keb’ Mo’, and Cedric Burnside are just some of the A-list acts set to take the stage. Will you be attending this year’s Beale Street Music Festival? If so, be prepared to experience a world of fun, good food, great artists, and great energy! Whether your favorite artist is one the line-up or you’re just looking to discover new music, we hope to see you there!
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