Beale Street $5 cover to return for rest of May

By Updated: May 08, 2019 7:46 AM CT | Published: May 07, 2019 9:06 PM CT

A city council decision to return to a Beale Street cover charge for the remainder of May reignited a long-running debate. It follows two crowd "surges" and a shooting after two sold-out nights at the nearby Beale Street Music Festival last weekend.


Beale Street Jamita Swearengen Martavius Jones Memphis City Council Michael Rallings
Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.

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