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

Judging by the line-up, the 2007 Beale Street should be at least as fun as those of days past. This year they’ve line up performances by musicians as varied as and Jerry Lee Lewis, Godsmack and , and and . And the likes of the , Band, Gov’t Mule, , etc…they’ve got some big guitar talent, leaning heavilyy towards classic blues and Southern rock.

Full after the jump…

2007 Beale Street Music Festival Lineup

Friday, 5/4/07

• Gov’t Mule

• Hubert Sumlin & Willie Big Eyes Smith
• Jerry Lee Lewis
• Koko Taylor

• Plain White T’s
• Popa Chubby
• Richard Johnston

• The Band

• The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Saturday, 5/5/07

• Bobby “Blue” Bland

• Eddie Floyd
• Godsmack
• Jack’s Mannequin
• Kelley Hunt
• Kenny Wayne Shephard

• One Less Reason

• Taking Back Sunday
• The Bar-Kays

• The Trio
• The
&The Radicals

Sunday, 5/6/07

• Ann Peebles
• Backdoor Slam
• Barenaked Ladies
• Billy Lee Riley

• Edwin McCain
• Egypt Central
• Elvin Bishop

• Hinder
• James “Super chikan” Johnson



• 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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