Organizers announce Beale Street Music Festival 2015 lineup

Organizers announce Beale Street Music Festival 2015 lineup
(Photo Source: Memphis in May officials)
(Photo Source: Memphis in May officials)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis In May organizers announced the Beale Street Music Festival lineup on Wednesday morning. The festival runs May 1-3 at Tom Lee Park.

“We are bringing the best of the best of touring music talent this year,” said Jim Holt, president and CEO of Memphis in May. “We pride ourselves on presenting a diverse line-up designed to appeal to musical enthusiasts from all segments of the population across the country and around the world. The Beale Street Music Festival offers something for virtually every musical taste.”

Headline acts this year include:

  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Paramore
  • The Avett Brothers
  • John Fogerty
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Cage the Elephant
  • Wilco
  • The Flaming Lips

The Pixies and Hozier are also making their BSMF debut.

Alternative, Pop Indie, Punk, and Hard Rock:

  • Rise Against
  • Band of Horses
  • St. Vincent
  • Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
  • AWOLNATION
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Bleachers
  • Flogging Molly
  • Lindsey Stirling
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Big Head Todd and the Monsters
  • Of Mice & Men
  • Myslovitz
  • Spin Doctors
  • Soul Asylum
  • In this Moment
  • Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts
  • Diarrhea Planet
  • Prosevere
  • Copeland

Americana, Country, Roots, Folk:

  • Ryan Adams
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
  • Shovels and Rope
  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • Star & Micey
  • The Vespers
  • Dead Soldiers

Hip Hop, R&B, and Soul:

  • G-Eazy
  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
  • Lecrae
  • Robert Randolph and the Family Band
  • Wale

Blues:

  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Bettye LaVette
  • Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown
  • Elle King
  • Ana Popovic
  • Tinsley Ellis
  • Lurrie Bell
  • Indigenous
  • Will Tucker
  • Mathew Curry
  • Preston Shannon
  • Kenny Brown
  • Ira Walker
  • Ghost Town Blues Band
  • Kelley Hunt

Single-day tickets are now on sale and three-day passes for the festival are available for $95 at all Ticketmaster outlets,

or (800) 745-3000.

Memphian Clarence Dickson told WMC Action News 5, "I like all music, from jazz to country. Country tells the story, like blues you know."

If you want to get a free, three-day pass, apply to be part of the BSMF street team. Street team members must post 20 posters and pass out 500 flyers in their communities.

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