Herrington: Memphis in May ushered in change; now it needs to embrace it

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 31, 2022 4:00 AM CT | Published: August 31, 2022 4:00 AM CT
<strong>The Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival takes place at Tom Lee Park on May 4, 2013.</strong> (Lance Murphey/The Daily Memphian file)

The Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival takes place at Tom Lee Park on May 4, 2013. (Lance Murphey/The Daily Memphian file)

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.

As tensions continue between Memphis in May and the Memphis River Parks Partnership, the festival’s stance has communicated to potential ticket-buyers that anything different than the old festival on the old footprint is destined to be a lesser experience. But it doesn’t have to be. 


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