Herrington: The Music Fest lineup is terrible! (Actually, it’s totally fine)

The expectations game is a perennial loser for the Beale Street Music Fest, bless their hearts, and for two main reasons

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 28, 2023 3:11 PM CT | Published: February 28, 2023 3:09 PM CT
Chris Herrington
Daily Memphian

Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.

It never looks great on paper, but you can always be guaranteed that great stuff will happen. Like a magisterial Jill Scott cracking jokes and dispensing love advice, Sturgill Simpson surprising with a lacerating, hard country-soul set or that time that a nervy Randy Newman surveyed the afternoon crowd and began playing an unedited version of “Rednecks.”


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