2007 Beale Street Music Festival | Memphis in May

bealestreet.jpgphoto by Scott the Hobo

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.

  • Ben

    Hawthorne Heights plays at 4:00 Saturday. That sucks since I can’t go. And the red jumpsuit apparatus sucks live. But they are cool.

  • Ben

    Hawthorne Heights plays at 4:00 Saturday. That sucks since I can’t go. And the red jumpsuit apparatus sucks live. But they are cool.

  • TRACI

    I HAVE GONE TO MUSIC FEST MY WHOLE LIFE SINCE IT STARTED. WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF THE 70’S MUSIC. THE ALLMAN BROS ARE ALWAYS GREAT. WHAT HAPPENED TO CDB, AND ALL THE OTHERS. THE PRICES ARE TOO HIGH, WE USED TO PAY 15.00 FOR 3 DAYS. BUT SOMEHOW, IT ALWAYS IS MUDDY.

    LATER

  • TRACI

    I HAVE GONE TO MUSIC FEST MY WHOLE LIFE SINCE IT STARTED. WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF THE 70’S MUSIC. THE ALLMAN BROS ARE ALWAYS GREAT. WHAT HAPPENED TO CDB, AND ALL THE OTHERS. THE PRICES ARE TOO HIGH, WE USED TO PAY 15.00 FOR 3 DAYS. BUT SOMEHOW, IT ALWAYS IS MUDDY.

    LATER

  • Anthony

    Man i feel sorry for everyone that complains about the lineup for MIM.I just got back and it was absolutley amazing. Derek Trucks Smoked all night long with his band and especially with the Allmans. The Allman Brotheres were by far the best show of the festival. You can’t compare people like Red Jumpsuit Apparatus or Papa Roach to them. Thats just crazy.

  • Anthony

    Man i feel sorry for everyone that complains about the lineup for MIM.I just got back and it was absolutley amazing. Derek Trucks Smoked all night long with his band and especially with the Allmans. The Allman Brotheres were by far the best show of the festival. You can’t compare people like Red Jumpsuit Apparatus or Papa Roach to them. Thats just crazy.

  • Dude in wheelchair

    Apologies…..to anyone I cut in front of in line. I was not my intention to PISS anyone off by cutting in line….But if I did’nt get to bathroom asap I would have been PISSED on. Not many handi bathrooms around the area. Sorry about that….hope you all had a great time….peace.

  • Dude in wheelchair

    Apologies…..to anyone I cut in front of in line. I was not my intention to PISS anyone off by cutting in line….But if I did’nt get to bathroom asap I would have been PISSED on. Not many handi bathrooms around the area. Sorry about that….hope you all had a great time….peace.

  • Nikki

    omg i went to memphis in may sunday…and i was in the very front..the very front.,,like i couldnt have gotten any closer….and papa roach was there… and Jacoby jumped off stage …and comes over to where i was …and like stands up on the foot step thingy..and everybody started to grab him ..and i like touched JACOBY..omg…omg..omg

  • http://slick12693 Nikki

    omg i went to memphis in may sunday…and i was in the very front..the very front.,,like i couldnt have gotten any closer….and papa roach was there… and Jacoby jumped off stage …and comes over to where i was …and like stands up on the foot step thingy..and everybody started to grab him ..and i like touched JACOBY..omg…omg..omg

  • sam

    will someone please tell me the name of the song at the end of the barenaked ladies with all the do do do’s

  • sam

    will someone please tell me the name of the song at the end of the barenaked ladies with all the do do do’s

  • sam

    will someone please tell me the name of the song at the end of the barenaked ladies with all the do do do’s

  • sam

    will someone please tell me the name of the song at the end of the barenaked ladies with all the do do do’s

  • Kyle

    Hey, did anyone possibly get a flash disc recording of the Barenaked Ladies show (they usually give them out at the end of their shows). Anyone have the tracklist they performed? If so, please email me. =)
    Discover4@gmail.com

  • Kyle

    Hey, did anyone possibly get a flash disc recording of the Barenaked Ladies show (they usually give them out at the end of their shows). Anyone have the tracklist they performed? If so, please email me. =)
    Discover4@gmail.com

  • wendi

    The Festival in 2007 was the best ever. I loved it but my top two favorites were chevelle and papa roach. They were awesome. Oh god smack was awesome too. I am attending this year too.

  • wendi

    The Festival in 2007 was the best ever. I loved it but my top two favorites were chevelle and papa roach. They were awesome. Oh god smack was awesome too. I am attending this year too.