Memphis in May is just one week away and everyone is ready for this year's Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival going down May 5-7 once again at Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. The weekend's rap/hip-hop line-up include a Friday performance by 2006 Oscar winners Three 6 Mafia on the Memphis in May AutoZone Stage; and a Saturday performance by Memphis rap veteran Al Kapone featuring the Bo-Keys on the Memphis in May Budweiser Stage. Three Six Mafia is currently on the road appearing on show after show with their latest being a suprise appearance on MTV's Punk'd hosted by Ashton Kutcher. Al Kapone, songwriter and producer of "Whoop That Trick" (Hustle and Flow), is currently in Virginia on business according to a MemphisRap.com source, but will definitely be back in the "M-Town" for his performance. Also, as always, tons of other special guests totaling over 60 acts are also set to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival on both AutoZone and Budweiser stages plus the Cellular South Stage.
Other popular artists from a wide variety of genres and styles (from Blues to Gospel, Alternative to Country, Rap to Rock, and Jazz to Pop and Soul) include non-other than Little Richard, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Jerry Lee Lewis, Memphis' own Bar-Kays, Huey Lewis & The News, Booker T. & The MG's, the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown, of course Memphis' "King of Blues" B.B. King, Bo Diddley, The Romantics, Memphis-born rock-favorite Egypt Central and many more. Visit here for the entire history-making 2006 Beale Street Music Festival Line-Up along with performance times.
Memphis never sounded better for this annual International event now known across the globe for music, entertainment and good food. Festivities this year will include not only the 2006 Beale Street Music Festival but also once again the Memphis in May International Festival which this year salutes Costa Rica, the World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest, the Suntrust Sunset Symphony and more.
Visit Memphis In May official website for more information at www.memphisinmay.org or call 901-525-4611.