February 17, 2022

Beale Street Music Festival confirms Stonebwoy headline artiste as festival returns in May

Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival has announced the return of the much anticipated cultural event — after a nearly three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Long known for its wide variety of genres, the forty-fourth edition of the Beale Street Music Festival, April 29 – May 1, 2022, holds to that tradition, presenting a lineup with something for everyone: rock, alternative, R&B, hip hop, indie, pop, folk, and blues. The organizers and producers announced their eagerly-awaited and biggest lineup for 2022.

African Powerhouse and Global Trailblazer Stonebwoy has been confirmed as part this year’s headliners of the festival’s month-long salute to Ghana, the organization’s 2022 honored country.

“After a three-year absence, we felt it was important to come back big,” said James L. Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May. “The 2022 lineup is the biggest roster of the best touring artists in the festival’s history, with more surprises on the way and being Beale Street Music Festival, of course, there’s something for almost every musical taste.”

The 2022 edition of the Beale Street Music Festival will be presented at the Fairgrounds in Liberty Park to make way for the construction of the redesigned Tom Lee Park. The 2023 Beale Street Music Festival will return to Tom Lee Park and the Memphis riverfront when park construction is completed in April 2023.

See festival lineup here: https://www.memphisinmay.org/events/beale-street-music-festival/