The full line-up is out for Memphis in May's Beale Street Music Festival. The festival, which takes place Friday, May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd at Tom Lee Park, will feature a diverse group of headliners: Rap titan Snoop Dogg, megawatt pop tart Katy Perry, local soul legend Al Green, boomer folk-rock god James Taylor, and modern rockers Fall Out Boy are among the biggest names on the slate.
Green, fresh over his recent Grammy triumph, leads a local contingent that also includes fellow hall-of-famer Jerry Lee Lewis, rap stalwarts Three 6 Mafia, blues up-and-comers Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm, and promising Midtown rock band Jump Back Jakes.
Among the more interesting and reliable names filling out the lineup are jam-rocker Ben Harper, hip-hop band The Roots, folk-rocker Bonnie Raitt, and punk/alt godfather Elvis Costello.
Tickets for this year's Beale Street Music Festival will go on sale this afternoon at all Ticketmaster outlets. Three-day passes are $63.50, and will be available through April 30. Check back here for the full lineup at 2 p.m. or see MemphisinMay.org for more info.
For more info, see MemphisinMay.org.
The full line-up:
Friday, May 1st: The All-American Rejects, The Steve Miller Band, Ben Harper & Relentless 7, Tommy Castro, Katy Perry, The Cult, G. Love & Special Sauce, Jack's Mannequin, Rise Against, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Matt Nathanson, Medeski, Martin, & Wood, Lurrie Bell, Bonnie Bramlet.
Saturday, May 2nd: Al Green, Korn, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkdelic, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Shinedown, Elvis Costello, The Roots, Curtis Salgado, Saving Abel, Los Lobos, Michael Burks, The Bar-Kays, Thriving Ivory, Susan Tedeschi, Julian Marley, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm, Chancho En Pierdra, Muck Sticky, Green River Ordinance, Hubert Sumlin, Shane Dwight, Jump Back Jake.
Sunday, May 3rd: James Taylor, 311, Fall Out Boy, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Hinder, Bonnie Raitt, Snoop Dogg, Guitar Shorty, Theory of a Deadman, Jerry Lee Lewis, Three 6 Mafia, Sherman Robertson, Chancho En Piedra, Amos Lee, Prosevere, Damon Fowler, Dead Confederate, Reba Russell Band.