Beale Street Music Festival 2012

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Friday 4 May 2012 Sunday 6 May 2012

Tom Lee Park

Memphis TN
United States
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The 2012 Beale Street Music Festival marks the 36th anniversary of the festival which each year attracts music enthusiasts from all 50 states and a dozen foreign countries to the storied city where rock-n-roll and blues music all began. Over the past decade the festival has attracted over 1. 1 million music fans to the multistage three-day event, best known for its eclectic mix of contemporary rock, blues, soul and modern talent and its musically inspired setting. The festival is held in a beautiful 25 acre riverfront park at the foot of historic Beale Street overlooking the mighty Mississippi River.

The music festival has played host to a broad array of diverse and notable contemporary musical talents such as; the Dave Matthews Band, John Mellencamp, Van Morrison, Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, Kid Rock, John Mayer, MGMT, Santana, Cee Lo Green, Jack Johnson, Aretha Franklin, Beck, James Taylor, Fergie, Jason Mraz, Lou Reed, Katy Perry, Ben Harper, The Killers, Steely Dan, Fall Out Boy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Legend, Sheryl Crow, B.B. King, Shinedown, Fleetwood Mac, John Lee Hooker, Sarah McLachlan, the Allman Brothers Band, Cat Power, Elvis Costello, James Brown, Widespread Panic, Nelly, Godsmack, Willie Nelson, Iggy Pop, My Chemical Romance, ZZ Top, Big Star, Korn, Al Green, 30 Seconds to Mars, Steve Miller Band, Three Doors Down, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
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  • theowayt


    3 May 2012 Reply
  • beckyhill10

    MEGADETH is the best band in the whole line-up! I would not miss them for the world. Can't wait til Friday night!

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ElChepito

    Black Lips is only there because of their exposure on 500 days of summer. This is the only good band at this fest.

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • theowayt

    back stage passes, bro

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • lesslikemath

    cool story, bro.

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • theowayt

    lineup announced, yall

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • theowayt

    yeah, but this is probably MOST of the lineup, since they've been promoting them on their facebook page

    20 Feb 2012 Reply
  • balewis981

    The current lineup is fake. Per the event's Facebook page, lineup announcement happens 2/28.

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    lolololololol \/

    16 Feb 2012 Reply
  • theowayt

    but they're not

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • lilcamam

    2 bad i cant go to busy

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • theowayt

    if foo fighters come I won't complain no matter how bad some other acts are

    9 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    Well I guess I am not going [2]

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
  • 19irena73

    też bym tam chciała byc:(

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • theowayt

    Lineup still isn't as good as last year... maybe some more additions. So far looking forward to Wiz Khalifa, My Morning Jacket, Childish Gambino, Primus, Girl Talk, Florence and the Machine, Gary Clark Jr

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • tmills

    Oh yeah check out their likes too.

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • tmills

    I don't think this is fake. Last year, they used their Facebook wall to hype random artists, all of which happened to be playing the festival. They've started doing that again this year, and so far both Grace Potter and Jane's Addiction have been posted. If it is true, I'm excited for Jane's, Son Volt, Megadeth, Herbie, Girl Talk and Big KRIT. Al Green was terrible last year... I'll just stick to his classic albums.

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • lacrymoso

    is it really fake? FUCK DAMN IT. I love Evanescence :(

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • theowayt


    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • theowayt

    and even if these artists are there, there will be more. Last year, there were about 60-70 performers after all

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
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