Mud doesn't deter BSMF fans on day 2 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mud doesn't deter BSMF fans on day 2

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The second day of the Beale Street Music Festival was delayed due to weather, but the show must go on.

A line of thunderstorms swept through the Memphis metro area Saturday morning, producing localized high winds.

The wind gusts caused damage to some smaller structures and required work to repair in order to present the fan experience, according to officials.

Gates opened 3:30 p.m. with music beginning at 4 p.m.

The festival canceled four acts to keep the rest of Saturday’s lineup on schedule. The following acts did not perform: Escondido, Amasa Hines, Will Tucker and Duwayne Burnside.

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Workers of the event said winds were so strong that limbs came off the trees and some of the tents were damaged.

The delay and the weather did not deter eager fans.

“I like to stay clean, but it's still fun for everybody,” Norman Yancy said. “A little mud never hurts anything. Absolutely it's worth it; rain and all thunderstorms, bring it on."

The only way fans could deter the thick mud on the ground is rain boots, but spirits are still high,

"It's awesome," James McAllister said. "My friends told me they didn't know what to expect, but it's awesome. One thing I heard is it always rains; be ready for wet, nasty stuff, but that's already happened. It's all good." 

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