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The Beale Street Music Festival takes place in Memphis each Spring to kick off the month-long celebration of music known as “Memphis in May.” The festival draws in sixty performers playing on four different stages and features a party-like atmosphere which has earned it the nickname of “The Mardi Gras of the Mid-South.”

Judging by the line-up, the 2007 Beale Street Music Festival should be at least as fun as those of days past. This year they’ve line up performances by musicians as varied as Social Distortion and Jerry Lee Lewis, Godsmack and Steely Dan, and Umphrey’s McGee and Three 6 Mafia. And with the likes of the Allman Brothers, Derek Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Taj Mahal, etc…they’ve got some big guitar talent, leaning heavilyy towards classic blues and Southern rock.

Full lineup after the jump…


2007 Beale Street Music Festival Lineup

Friday, 5/4/07

• Chevelle
• Gov’t Mule
• Gym Class Heroes
• Hubert Sumlin & Willie Big Eyes Smith
• Jerry Lee Lewis
• Koko Taylor
• North Mississippi Allstars
• Plain White T’s
• Popa Chubby
• Richard Johnston
• Social Distortion
• The Allman Brothers Band
• The Derek Trucks Band
• The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
• Three 6 Mafia

Saturday, 5/5/07

• Alvin Youngblood Hart
• Bobby “Blue” Bland
• Daddy Mack Blues Band
• Eddie Floyd
• George Thorogood
• Godsmack
• Jack’s Mannequin
• Kelley Hunt
• Kenny Wayne Shephard
• Old Crow Medicine Show
• One Less Reason
• Ryan Shaw
• Steely Dan
• Taj Mahal
• Taking Back Sunday
• The Bar-Kays
• The Duhks
• The John Butler Trio
• The Ohio Players
• Walter Trout &The Radicals
• Wolfmother

Sunday, 5/6/07

• Ann Peebles
• Backdoor Slam
• Barenaked Ladies
• Billy Lee Riley
• Corinne Bailey Rae
• Counting Crows
• DAUGHTRY
• Edwin McCain
• Egypt Central
• Elvin Bishop
• Guster
• Hinder
• James “Super chikan” Johnson
• John Legend
• Papa Roach
• Project Pat
• Tab Benoit
• The Lee Boys
• Umphrey’s McGee
• Watermelon Slim

Three-day passes are available for $59.50 until April 30th, which sounds like a pretty good deal for all this music! They’re also offering single-day passes for $25. Get all your ticket info here.

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