Beale Street Music Festival 2023 General Admission 3-Day passes and VIP Experiences are ON SALE NOW!

A limited number are available at the lowest price of the year, don’t wait around long to secure your passes as Beale Street Music Festival returns to Tom Lee Park along the riverfront. Visit the ticket page for more information.

Memphis Tourism Blues Stage on Beale

The Memphis Tourism “Blues Stage on Beale will be open to the public and offered free of charge. No ticket will be required for entry to Handy Park.

The three main stages will be presented in Tom Lee Park as they have been in the past and BSMF ticket holders will have access to a reserved section with seating at the Memphis Tourism “Blues Stage on Beale”.  VIP and 3 Day Pass holders will have in & out privileges to access Tom Lee park.

Returning to the riverfront and Tom Lee Park in 2023

Memphis in May International Festival formally announced today that the Beale Street Music Festival and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will return to the Memphis riverfront downtown in Tom Lee Park in 2023.

Thanks to City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland for interceding and offering a solution to help with the financial implications of moving into a modified event site in Tom Lee Park in 2023. Tom Lee Park is currently under construction as part of a $60 million park redesign from the Memphis River Parks Partnership.

“Mayor Strickland recognized the cultural value and impressive economic impact that Memphis in May delivers for the city of Memphis, and we are grateful for his personal leadership to ensure the festival’s return to our long-term home,” said Leigh Shockey, Memphis in May 2023 Board Chair.

About Memphis in May 
Memphis in May is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-based organization whose mission is to promote and celebrate Memphis’ culture, foster economic growth, and enhance international awareness through education. Founded by racially diverse Memphians in 1977, racial equity and parity are embedded in the fiber and culture of Memphis in May, the official festival of the City of Memphis.
Recipient of 228 prestigious Pinnacle Awards from the International Festival and Events Association, it has been named to Travel+Leisure’s international list of Festivals Worth Traveling For, and in 2018, Memphis topped CNN Travel’s list of international destinations to visit in May because of Memphis in May events. Beale Street Music Festival was named by Oprah Magazine as one of “14 Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss in 2020.”

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