Beale Street Music Festival 2016 lineup. Photo by: Memphis in May / Twitter
Beale Street Music Festival 2016 lineup. Photo by: Memphis in May / Twitter

The Arcs, Houndmouth and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Live at Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis

The Beale Street Music Festival has announced their Memphis in May music lineup with Neil Young, Paul Simon, Beck, Weezer and ZEDD performing live April 29 – May 1.

The three day music festival will host over 60 live acts on multiple stages on the riverfront in Memphis, Tennessee.


The Beale Street Music Festival, first started in 1977, will be celebrating their 39th event this year. Next year will mark their 40th year in production.

Performers set to perform live at Memphis in May draw arena size crowds for the headlining sets, and some of the more anticipated day sets.

Memphis in May 2016 Lineup

Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Beck, Paul Simon, Weezer, Zedd, Train, Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Modest Mouse, Panic! At the Disco, Yo Gotti, Grace Potter, Barenaked Ladies, Young the Giant, Cypress Hill, Cold War Kids, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Arcs, Bastille, Violent Femmes, Courtney Barnett, Jonny Land, Gin Blossoms, Trampled by Turtles, Moon Taxi, Lucinda Williams, Better Than Ezra, Houndmouth, Los Lobos, The Joy, Formidable, Indigo Girls, Blackberry Smoke, The Front Bottoms, The Struts, The Lone Bellow, Lunchmoney Lewis, Coleman Hell, Julien Baker, Walter Trout, Ana Popovic, Bernard Allison, Luther Dickinson, Doyle Bramhall II, Those Pretty Wrongs, Amasa Hines, Will Tucker, Alex Da Ponte, John Németh, Magic Dick & Sun NG, Charles Wilson, Jack Semple, Larry McCray, John Primer, Brandon Santini, Ghost Town Blues Band, Barbara Blue, Duwayne Burnside, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Blind Mississippi Morris, Larry Long & Reverend Robert Rev, Leo Bud Welch, and Bill Abel.

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.