An early read on this year’s Beale Street Music Festival lineup
Published 2/27/2014 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
Music writer Bob Mehr and entertainment editor Chris Herrington go through the Beale Street Music Festival lineup day by day, offering their overall impressions and giving quick takes on the best stages each day and the artists they’re most interested ...
Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg to headline Beale Street Music Fest
Updated 2/27/2014 at 9:04 a.m. 4 comments
Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg, Patti Labelle and the Alabama Shakes are among the acts that will headline the 2014 Beale Street Music Festival.
Sunset Symphony adjusts time, adds Grizz watch party
Published 5/24/2013 at 8:34 p.m. 0 comments
Memphis In May will broadcast on big screen after fireworks.
Olive Branch team takes home grand prize in Memphis In May barbecue competition
Updated 5/18/2013 at 9:48 p.m. 0 comments
Sweet Swine o’ Mine took home the grand prize trophy on Saturday at the 2013 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
VIP tickets get visitors a complete Memphis in May barbecue experience
Published 5/17/2013 at 2:57 p.m. 0 comments
Jason Fontanez came in from New York to get the "A" ticket of barbecue.
Winners announced in three contests as Memphis in May BBQ festival begins
Updated 5/17/2013 at 12:52 a.m. 0 comments
Once a year, the Ms. Piggie Idol competition explodes on the main stage at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
Smoking meat and music on the menu at barbecue contest
Published 5/16/2013 at 1:24 p.m. 0 comments
The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is under way at Tom Lee Park and, for three days, is the most aromatic temporary city in the world.
Barbecue giant Don Pelts, founder of Corky's, dies
Updated 5/16/2013 at 9:00 p.m. 0 comments
Corky’s Don Pelts was a barbecue giant in a barbecue town, but his friends and family remember him as a man with a great appetite for life and a generous and fun spirit.
Barbecue team names always good for a laugh
Published 5/15/2013 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
It’s here. The Super Bowl of Swine. Smoke on the River. When your official name is the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, a nickname or two comes in handy.
Better weather, strong lineup boost final day at Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis
Published 5/5/2013 at 8:15 p.m. 0 comments
Music once again triumphed over nature, as the curtain closed on the 37th edition of Memphis in May’s Beale Street Music Festival Sunday.
Memphis rapper Al Kapone working hard for Beale Street Music Fest fans
Updated 5/5/2013 at 7:19 p.m. 0 comments
Memphis rapper and Oscar-winner Al Kapone was the hardest working man in Memphis show business on Sunday as the Beale Street Music Festival entered the home stretch.
Day Two sloshes ahead
Published 5/4/2013 at 10:17 p.m. 0 comments
Rock, country, hip-hop, soul and blues — just about everything but a sorely needed chorus of “Rain, Rain, Go Away” — were on tap on the north end of Tom Lee Park Saturday as the Bud Light Stage and the ...
Beale Street Music Festival crowd pleasers: Patti Smith, Yoakam, Lewis turn up the heat
Published 5/4/2013 at 10:00 p.m. 0 comments
While the weather continued to be drudgery, the performances were inspired during the second day of the Beale Street Music Festival.
Punk pioneer Patti Smith gets full Memphis experience
Published 5/4/2013 at 7:14 p.m. 0 comments
Punk rock pioneer Patti Smith spent her Friday evening eating the barbecue at the famous Rendezvous restaurant. She woke up Saturday morning and toured Graceland.
Star & Micey get energy going at Musicfest
Published 5/4/2013 at 3:48 p.m. 0 comments
Saturday at the Beale Street Music Festival, the gates opened on time with no storms predicted. The second day of the fest was shaping up to be a more or less normal medley of music and mud, with crowds coming ...
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