2014-04-30 12:24:06 - Beale Street Music Festival 2014 live streaming, schedule, BSMF lineup, stages, set times and dates. Live radio coverage, video, online feeds and live webcam views.
The Beale Street Music Festival, commonly abbreviated to BSMF, is part of the huge spring Memphis in May festival that brings a huge range of arts, culture and entertainment to the city streets of Memphis, Tennessee.
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Event background and information:
The Beale Street Music Festival is a three day music festival that has both a mix of big-name stars performing side by side with local musical acts. Held during the first weekend of May in the city's Tom Lee Park at the foot of Beale Street, it is considered to be the kick-off event of the entire Memphis in May celebration. It typically hosts 100,000+ people for each of the first two
nights of the event, and usually quite large crowds for the ending big-name finales on Sunday night. The festival was added a year after Memphis in May was created. Its history can be traced back to the 1800s, when African-American musicians throughout the South would come to Beale Street and perform.
Featuring over 60 acts on 4 stages in scenic Tom Lee Park where Beale Street meets the Mississippi, offers music lovers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the art form they love best. It is sometimes referred to as the Mardi Gras of the South, with people often stating "You haven't partied on Beale Street, 'Till you've partied at The Beale Street Music Festival".
Beale Street is a street in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, which runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, a distance of approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km). It is a significant location in the city's history, as well as in the history of the blues. Today, the blues clubs and restaurants that line Beale Street are major tourist attractions in Memphis. Festivals and outdoor concerts periodically bring large crowds to the street and its surrounding areas.