Memphis In May 2014 Lineup, The bill for the three-day Memphis in May Beale Street Music this year features a new night of late night dance music from a stage in Tom Lee Park and a 69-act lineup in which Memphis artists are nearly a third of the diverse set of performers. The music festival lineup, May 2-4 in Tom Lee Park, ranges from jazz great Chick Corea & The Vigil to Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts to rhythm and blues diva Patti Labelle to hip hop’s Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
The Friday and Saturday dance music performances by Big Gigantic and Beats Antique, respectively, are an expansion of a concept that worked well last year on a single night.
Other performers include Jerry Lee Lewis, performing at his 11th Beale Street Music Festival, Avenged Sevenfold and Jason Isbell.
Memphis rappers Three-6 Mafia won’t have a set under that name this year, but Juicy J and Project Pat are on the bill opening night along with Snoop Lion.
Fitz and The Tantrums along with Pretty Lights also perform May 2 as well as 90s alt-rockers 311 and Third Eye Blind and blues act Ana Popovic.
Joining Lewis and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on the May 3 line up are rockers Wolfmother and Joan Jett along with St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Carolina Chocolate Drops.