Beale Street Music Festival unveils full 2022 lineup

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Beale Street Music Festival 2022 released its full lineup on Wednesday, and organizers are calling it “the biggest list of top touring artists in festival history.”

BSMF released the first round of artists in December. Weezer, Counting Crows, Stone Temple Pilots, Death Cab For Cutie, Spoon and more will join previously announced bands like Lil Wayne, Da Baby, Smashing Pumpkins and Foo Fighters.

Hip-hop will be well represented by local favorites Three 6 Mafia, MoneyBagg Yo, NLE Choppa, Project Pat, Al Kapone, Lil Wyte, Jucee Froot and White $osa.

Van Morrison is also returning to Memphis State for the first time since 1996.

Other artists include Lindsey Buckingham, Chevelle, Dirty Honey, Grace Potter, Goose, Grouplove, Rival Sons, Indigo Girls, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Patty Griffin, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Glorious Sons, Waka Flocka Flame, Soccer Mommy , Ayron Jones, Black Pistol Fire, JJ Gray & Mofro, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Elvin Bishop and many more. Two of Africa’s hottest artists, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy, join the lineup as part of the festival’s month-long salute to Ghana, the organization’s honored country in 2022.

The music festival runs from April 29 to May 1. See the full lineup in the poster below.

The BSMF was canceled by the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, and organizers said they hoped to come back strong this year.

The 44th edition of the Beale Street Music Fest will take place at Liberty Park in Midtown, formerly the Fairgrounds, while renovations will take place at Tom Lee Park on the river. The festival is expected to return to the river next year.

Three-day passes cost $175 and are available at www.memphisinmay.org/bsmftickets. VIP passes are also available.

Memphis Area Transit Authority will operate a free rapid transit bus between downtown and the Liberty Park Fairgrounds during the festival to accommodate out-of-town fans at downtown hotels.

The music festival is part of the annual Memphis in May International Festival, which this year honors the country of Ghana. Here is a complete list of MIM activities:

  • Beale Street Music Festival from April 29 to May 1, 2022
  • Country honored Tribute to Ghana from May 1 to 31, 2022
  • World BBQ Cooking Championship May 11-14, 2022
  • Great American River Run May 28, 2022

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