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Beale Street Music Festival 2015 - Lineup and Schedule for Sunday, May 3rd

The Sunday schedule, and our recommendations of what to see.



Bud Light Stage (South) ...
Elle King 2:20 p.m.
Myslovitz (Poland) 3:50 p.m.
Kasier Chiefs 5:20 p.m.
Hozier 7:00 p.m.
Ed Sheeran 8:40 p.m.

FedEx Stage (Middle) ...

Star and Micey 2:40 P.M.
Shovels and Rope 4:15 P.M.
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn 5:50 P.M.
St. Vincent 7:30 P.M.
Wilco 9:10 P.M.

Rockstar Energy Drink Stage (North) ...

Prosevere 2:10 P.M.
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts 3:40 P.M.
Of Mice & Men 5:20 P.M.
Rise Against 7:00 P.M.
Cage the Elephant 8:40 P.M.

Pearl River Resort Blues Tent ...

Jarekus Singleton 2:15 P.M.
Indigenous 3:50 P.M.
Will Tucker 5:25 P.M.
Tinsley Ellis 7:05 P.M.
Bettye LaVette 8:45 P.M.

MetroPCS Blues Shack ...

Deak Harp-n-Lee Williams Times Vary
Blind Mississippi Morris Times Vary


Blind Mississippi Morris
MetroPCS Blues Shack (Times Vary)

Don't miss Blind Mississippi Morris at the Blues Shack on Sunday, an artist known locally as "The Real Deal on Beale."

Deak Harp-N-Lee Williams
MetroPCS Blues Shack (Times Vary)

Deak Harp has been playing the harmonica since he was 12 years old, and he knows all the hits from genres ranging from Chicago blues to Mississippi hill country blues. He's also the owner of Deak's Mississippi Saxophones and Blues Emporium in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Rockstar Energy Drink Stage • 2:10 p.m.

Hard rockers, rejoice! Prosevere will be bringing the house down early when they play their blistering set of modern Memphis metal.

Jarekus Singleton
Pearl River Resort Blues Tent • 2:15 p.m.

Like the Ghost Town Blues Band, Jarekus Singleton has been nominated for multiple awards by the International Blues Foundation. Everyone from USA Today to Downbeat Magazine has heralded his latest album, Refuse to Lose.

Elle King
Bud Light Stage • 2:20 p.m.

Elle King sings about past loves in her song "Ex's and Oh's" and with a voice as mesmerizing as hers, it's no surprise she's breaking hearts across the globe. Fun fact: Elle King is the daughter of Rob Schneider.

Star and Micey
FedEx Stage • 2:40 p.m.

Another local act performing on Sunday, Star and Micey are familiar with the bright lights of Beale Street Music Fest. Hometown favorites for quite some time, Star and Micey represent the vastly talented indie rock scene in Memphis.

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts
Rockstar Energy Drink Stage • 3:40 p.m.

Formerly of the Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland is another rocker on the Beale Street Music Fest lineup who needs little introduction. With the Wildabouts, Scott Weiland sings over crunchy blues rock and his vocals are as rough around the edges as ever. It might be 2015, but one listen to the Wildabouts and you'd swear the '90s never ended.

Pearl River Resort Blues Tent • 3:50 p.m.

Indigenous is the project of Mato Nanji, a blues rock veteran of the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Nanji has toured with B.B. King and his songs have been featured on shows like Sons of Anarchy and The Deadliest Catch.

Shovels and Rope
FedEx Stage • 4:15 p.m.

Don't miss this "sloppy tonk" duo from Charleston, South Carolina, featuring husband and wife team Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst.

Of Mice & Men
Rockstar Energy Drink Stage • 5:20 p.m.

Heavy metal band Of Mice & Men provide another chance to bang your head when they take the stage on Sunday evening. Fans of Linkin Park should be sure to catch these Rise Recording artists.

Kaiser Chiefs
Bud Light Stage • 5:20 p.m.

Indie-pop masterminds Kasier Chiefs found stardom behind hits like "We're Coming Home" and "Ruby." Taking cues from bands like the Strokes and Oasis, Kasier Chiefs should be on the radar of any fan of radio-friendly rock.

Will Tucker
Pearl River Resort Blues Tent • 5:25 p.m.

Another local who's played the Beale Street Music Festival, Tucker can regularly be found playing one of many clubs on Beale Street. Don't let his baby face fool you, this seasoned guitarist can shred with the best of them.

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
FedEx Stage • 5:50 p.m.

Husband and wife duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn will both showcase their banjo skills when the two perform Sunday. On their self-titled debut, Fleck's and Washburn's different playing techniques made for a memorable album that NPR called "welcoming and calm."

Bud Light Stage • 7:00 p.m.

Don't miss Hozier. End of story.


Rise Against
Rockstar Energy Drink Stage • 7:00 p.m.

Seven albums into a hiatus-free career, Tim McIlrath and company (including founding bassist Joe Principe) have used the template of melodic hardcore (in this case, a somewhat rougher cousin to pop-punk) to gain a massive following and the band's strongly held concerns (animal rights and PETA being foremost among them) haven't seemed to waver over time or due to fame. Rise Against's last four full-lengths have been produced by Bill Stevenson of the Descendents and ALL, the most recent being last year's The Black Market.

Tinsley Ellis
Pearl River Resort Blues Tent • 7:05 p.m.

Blues rocker Tinsley Ellis has thousands of live shows under his belt and has shared the stage with everyone from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Widespread Panic. His latest album, Tough Love, was released earlier this year.

St. Vincent
FedEx Stage • 7:30 p.m.

Anytime a Grammy Award-winning guitarist comes through town, you should make plans to be there. St. Vincent has become a household name behind the tireless work ethic of Annie Clark, who's made an album with David Byrne and toured with everyone from the Black Keys to Death Cab for Cutie before blasting off to superstardom.


Ed Sheeran
Bud Light Stage • 8:40 p.m.

British mega-star Ed Sheeran brings his collection of pop hits to Tom Lee Park Sunday. Sheeran's been a star abroad for years but recently picked up momentum in the United States after appearing on Taylor Swift's album Red. Simply put, Sheeran might be the biggest rising star at Beale Street Music Fest this year.

Cage The Elephant
Rockstar Energy Drink Stage • 8:40 p.m.

Cage the Elephant have some major hits under their belt including "Cigarette Daydream" and "Shake Me Down." Their 2014 album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200, and they've toured with everyone from the Black Keys to the Foo Fighters.

Bettye Lavette
Pearl River Resort Blues Tent • 8:45 p.m.

The Detroit soul scene was just beginning to percolate in the early 1960s, when 16-year-old Bettye LaVette made her first recordings for Atlantic. "So many people have asked me, 'What was it like to cut a record when you were only 16?'And I tell them that in 1962 in Detroit that's just what you did," LaVette told the Memphis Flyer in advance of her first appearance at the Beale Street Music Festival. "Everybody had a record or was cutting a record." LaVette's most recent recordings have found her experimenting with classic British rock and folk songs à la Marlene Dietrich. Critical accolades and a revived popularity following the release of Scene of the Crime contradict the old saw about the absence of second acts in America.


FedEx Stage • 9:10 p.m.

These Grammy Award-winning alt-rockers are no strangers to headlining music festivals. Fresh off a 20th anniversary tour, Wilco should be primed and ready to close out the 2015 Beale Street Music Festival with a career-spanning performance.

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