Cardi B, Dave Matthews Band, The Killers, Khalid playing Beale Street Music Festival

By Updated: February 13, 2019 10:16 AM CT | Published: February 13, 2019 6:00 AM CT
<strong><span>Cardi B, who won a Grammy for Best Rap Album on Sunday, Feb. 10, is one of the acts scheduled to perform at the 2019 Beale Street Music Festival.&nbsp;</span></strong>(Matt Sayles/Associated Press)

Cardi B, who won a Grammy for Best Rap Album on Sunday, Feb. 10, is one of the acts scheduled to perform at the 2019 Beale Street Music Festival. (Matt Sayles/Associated Press)

On Sunday, Feb. 10, Cardi B became the first female solo artist to receive a Grammy for Best Rap Album.

Beale Street Music Festival attendees will have the opportunity to see her live in May.

The festival, to be held May 3-5 in Tom Lee Park, features acts including Dave Matthews Band, The Killers, Cardi B, Khalid, G-Eazy, OneRepublic, Charlie Wilson, Shinedown, Gary Clark Jr., India.Arie, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Flogging Molly, 6lack, Lord Huron, Trippie Redd and Chvrches.

Single-day passes are $55, three-day passes are $135 and three-day VIP passes are $649 ($749 including parking). VIP passes allow access to exclusive viewing areas near the main stages and in the Blues Tent, private “comfort station” bathrooms and light snacks and drinks – including limited alcoholic beverages.

Other acts scheduled to perform include Lil Dicky, Good Charlotte, Big Boi, Dirty Heads, In This Moment, Simple Plan, MoneyBagg Yo, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Rodrigo y Gabriela, BlocBoy JB, Moon Taxi, Ravyn Lenae, Madison Beer, Bettye Lavette, Everlast, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Coin, John Kilzer and The Scars, Healy, Liz Brasher, William Bell, The Suffers, Saving Abel, Southern Avenue, Ghost Town Blues Band, NLE Choppa, Anthony Russo, Joe Louis Walker, Muck Sticky, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Will Tucker, Blind Mississippi Morris, Super Chikan, Terry “Harmonica” Bean,  Hamish Anderson, Barbara Blue, Brandon Santini, Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band, Fuzzy Jeffries, Deak Harp & Quicksand, Sam Joyner and Linear Smith.

Last year, the Beale Street Music Festival drew more than 100,000, from every state and 22 countries, according to James Holt, Memphis in May International Festival’s president and CEO. 

Instead of honoring a country, which Memphis in May does typically, this year the organization is honoring Memphis itself, since the city celebrates its bicentennial in 2019.

The rest of the 2019 Memphis in May festival events and dates are as follows:

  • World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: May 15-18
  • Great American River Run: May 25
  • Celebrate Memphis: May 25

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the 2019 Grammy winner for Album of the Year. The winner was Kacey Musgraves.


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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

Elle Perry covers arts and culture and other news for the Daily Memphian. She is a native of Memphis and a two-time graduate of the University of Memphis. Elle previously worked for the Memphis Business Journal and has written for publications including The Memphis Flyer and High Ground News.

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