MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Beale Street Music Festival, named one of the top U.S. music festivals in 2018 by Fuse TV, has announced its 2018 lineup. The event takes place 5 p.m. May 4 through May 6 during Memphis’ month-long Memphis in May celebration.
In keeping with its reputation for an eclectic mix, the 42nd annual Beale Street Music Festival presents a list of artists of rock, alternative, indie, neo-soul and hip hop, EDM, country and blues.
The mainstage headliners for the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival include Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Odesza, Erykah Badu, Logic, Post Malone, Incubus, Alanis Morissette, and Tyler, the Creator.
More than 24 artists will mark their first appearance at the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival including David Byrne, Kaleo, Vance Joy, Luke Combs, Action Bronson, D.R.A.M., Dashboard Confessional, All Time Low, Margo Price, Young Dolph, Oh Wonder, MisterWives, Andrew W.K., Tank and the Bangas, Calexico, Wilderado and flor. Festival favorites making a return to the Beale Street Music Festival include The Flaming Lips, Ludacris, Cake, Third Eye Blind, Gov’t. Mule, Juicy J and Chevelle.
Delbert McClinton, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Love Light Orchestra, Eddy “the Chief” Clearwater, and R.L. Boyce will play the iconic blues which Beale Street is famously known.
An additional highlight for 2018 is Czech rock singer and seven-time Andel Award winner Dan Barta and Illustratosphere, who will perform on May 5, as part of the 2018 Memphis in May International Festival salute to the Czech Republic.
Tickets can be purchased through ticketfly.com and are sold in advance as three-day passes for $125 or single-day tickets for $55. A limited number of VIP passes are also available at ticketfly.com for $595 and provide access to exclusive viewing platforms near the main stages and in the Blues Tent, private “comfort station” restrooms, and light snacks and drinks (including limited alcoholic beverages) for three days.
The 2018 Beale Street Music Festival is sponsored by FedEx, Bud Light and Coca-Cola.
2018 Memphis in May International Festival Dates:
Beale Street Music Festival: May 4-6, 2018
International Week: May 7-13, 2018
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: May 16-19, 2018
Great American River Run: May 26, 2018
901Fest: May 26, 2018
For more information, visit www.memphisinmay.org.
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