The music line-up for 36th annual Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival 2012 has been announced. The annual event which is scheduled to take place in Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis, TN from May 4-6 has more than 50 acts which will entertain Memphians, national and international tourists during the weekend music festival.
This year's Beale Street Music Festival 2012 headliners will include performances by Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa, Evanescence, Three 6 Mafia, Pitbull, Yo Gotti, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, The Bo Keys, Jerry Lee Lewis, Megadeth, Big K.R.I.T., Anthony Hamilton, Valerie June, North Mississippi Allstars, amongst others. According to Memphis In May, half of the artists in this years' line-up will be first timers at the annual music festival, which include Lupe Fiasco, Jane's Addiction, rapper Pitbull, Girl Talk, The Nocturnals, Wiz Khalifa, Black Stone Cherry and Grace Potter, to name a few.
In addition to having great performances during the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival segment of the month-long Memphis in May International Festival that celebrates international culture, a country is honored during the entire event. This year's country to be honored at the Memphis In May Festival is, The Philippines, who is being represented by Filipino alternative rock band Sponge Cola, most known for their songs "Puso," "Lunes" (Monday), "KLSP," "Makapiling Ka" (To be with you) and "Tambay."
The Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival will start up on Friday, May 4 and will be open to the public at 5PM. Gates will open both on Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th at 1PM.
Other events to take place during the month-long Memphis in May International Festival, which the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival is just one part of, include Salute to the Philippines (all month long), World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (May 17-19), Sunset Symphony (May 26), and the Memphis in May International Education Program which is all month long.
Tickets for the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival are on sale now at http://www.memphisinmay.org.
Stay logged on to MemphisRap.com and The Daily Ish as we follow the 2012 artist line-up for the Beale Street Music Festival.
2012 Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Line-up
Florence + The Machine
My Morning Jacket
Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Kenny Wayne Sheperd
The Civil Wars
The Head and the Heart
Herbie Hancock and his band
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Need to Breathe
Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Gary Clark Jr.
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Three 6 Mafia
Jerry Lee Lewis
The Black Lips
Chris Robinson's Brotherhood
Coheed & Cambria
North Mississippi All Stars
Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition
Drew Holcolmb & The Neighbors
Cold War Kids
Robert "Wolfman" Belfour
Black Stone Cherry
Alexis P. Suter Band