On Thursday morning, Memphis in May will officially unveil the lineup for the 2013 Beale Street Music Festival.
The announcement will be somewhat anticlimactic given the fact that organizers have all but confirmed the bulk of the acts via the music fest’s official Facebook page, leaving hints over the last few months. Big names like ZZ Top, the Black Keys and Hall & Oates are among those expected to perform as part of the event, held at Tom Lee Park between May3-5.
Earlier this month, The Commercial Appeal revealed what appears to be a fairly solid across-the-board roster of acts. This includes singer Sheryl Crow, rap icons Public Enemy, punk poet Patti Smith, country maverick Dwight Yoakam, alt band the Smashing Pumpkins, hard rockers the Deftones, and French group Phoenix. Other festival favorites, including the Flaming Lips, Jerry Lee Lewis and Gary Clark Jr. appear set to return as well.
Hip-hop performers including the Roots, Outkast’s Big Boi, and local rappers Al Kapone and up-and-comer Don Trip, are also tipped to be part of the festival.
For the full roster of acts and schedule, check back with commercialappeal.com on Thursday at 9 a.m.