Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Van Morrison, alt-pop combos Weezer, Counting Crows and Death Cab for Cutie and singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan are among the artists scheduled to appear at the 2022 Beale Street Music Festival.
Those acts will be joining previously announced headliners Foo Fighters, Lil Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins and Three 6 Mafia. The festival will run April 29 to May 1 at Liberty Park — Memphis in May’s usual home, Tom Lee Park, will be unavailable due to renovations.
The lineup represents a strong return for Beale Street Music Festival, which was not held in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic.
In a statement announcing the acts, Memphis in May President and CEO James Holt noted that, “after a three-year absence, we felt it was important to come back big.”
“The 2022 lineup is the biggest roster of the best touring artists in the festival’s history,” added Holt, “with more surprises on the way and being Beale Street Music Festival, of course, there’s something for almost every musical taste.”
This year’s music fest marks the Foo Fighters’ third headline appearance at festival; the band previously headlined in 2000 and 2004. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers last played Memphis in 2018 to a sold-out crowd at FedExForum.
According to festival officials, Morrison’s appearance this year will mark “his first engagement in Memphis in over 25 years, having last performed in the city at the Beale Street Music Festival in 1996.”
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Other artists confirmed to performing include Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Modest Mouse, Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle, DaBaby, Spoon, Dirty Honey, Grace Potter, Goose, Grouplove, Rival Sons, Indigo Girls, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Patty Griffin, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Glorious Sons, Waka Flocka Flame, Soccer Mommy, Ayron Jones, Black Pistol Fire, JJ Grey and Mofro, Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Elvin Bishop.
African artists Sarkodie and Stonebwoy will also appear as part of festival’s salute to Ghana, Memphis in May’s 2022 honored country.
Memphis hip-hop and rap will highlighted at this year’s festival. Among those set to appear are Moneybagg Yo, NLE Choppa, Project Pat, Al Kapone, Lil Wyte, Jucee Froot and White $osa. Memphis legends Three 6 Mafia are headliners for the first time in a decade.
Beale Street Music Festival 2022 tickets
Three-day passes to Beale Street Music Festival are currently $175. Single-day tickets will be available later this month. Festival VIP passes are also available for $809. Tickets can be purchased at Memphis in May’s website.
Beale Street Music Festival 2022 lineup
The Smashing Pumpkins
Three 6 Mafia
Death Cab for Cutie
Stone Temple Pilots
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Waka Flaka Flame,
Toad the Wet Sprocket
JJ Grey & Mofro
The Glorious Sons
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Black Pistol Fire
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
Don Bryant & The Bo Keys
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Ghost Town Blues Band
Blind Mississippi Morris
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s
Melvia Chick Rogers
Earl the Pearl Banks
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