Monday, March 20, 2006


The lineup for this year's Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis TN has been announced. The show is always huge and the bands are almost always well known. This year is no exception, as the promoters seem to have pulled out all the stops to bring quality entertainment to the Bluff City.

Performers featured this year are as follows:

Friday, May 5, 2006

B.B. King
Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers
Puddle of Mudd
Bryan Adams
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Three 6 Mafia
Big Star
Jason Mraz
Duwayne Burnside & Mississippi Mafia
Zac Brown Band
Marty Casey & Lovehammers
Billy Gibson

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Huey Lewis & the News
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic
Shemekia Copeland
Jerry Lee Lewis
Little Richard
Three Days Grace
Bruce Hornsby
Eric Sardinas
John Lee Hooker, Jr.
Bo Diddley
Gin Blossoms
Al Kapone w/ Bo Keys
Big Jack Johnson
Richard Johnston & Jessie Mae Hemphill
Slightly Stoopid
Honeytribe with Devon Allman
Yonder Mountain String Band
Lazy Lester

Sunday, May 7, 2006

Blues Traveler
James Brown
Johnny Winter
Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women
Booker T. & The MG’s
Gov’t Mule
Hubert Sumlin with G.E. Smith
Paul Thorn
10 Years
Robert "Wolfman" Belfour
Billy Lee Riley
Janiva Magness

I hope to be there this year. Anybody needing any travel information or hotel recommendations can feel free to leave a comment. Maybe some of us will meet there!

Individual tickets as well as three-day passes are on sale via Ticketmaster. Three-day passes are the best value as they only cost $49.50 plus tax.


At 11:41 PM, Blogger Kat said...

Hi JD! Wow, what an awesome line-up; and great price! Too bad we're so far away. Lived in Lansing, MI, for a few years & they had a great music festival every August.

Totally off-topic but it was nice to see the 'Save Reunion' site in your link list. ;)

And, um, I'm hoping you're the kind of person who wants to know if they have mistakes so they can correct them? (I certainly am.) Lovehammers is all one word. [/RockStar fanatic & mmmMarty fan!]

Ready for another 2-hour Idol show? ;)

At 2:21 AM, Blogger J.D. said...

Thanks for pointing out the error. That's actually not MY error per se, because I sort of copied and pasted the list from the Beale Street site, but thanks for proofreading it for me! :)

Truthfully, I don't know if I'm ready for another 2 hour Idol. Don't get me wrong; I love Idol. But with EVERY show now seemingly constantly being two hours, it's getting a bit excruciating. Even Simon complained about it in his interview with Howard Stern. (Think of it from his perspective, because he has to sit through a 2 hour dress run-through prior to the start of the actual show!) 2 hours is just a bit long, and the commercials take up too much time, and if I wanted to watch a feature length movie 2 hours would be ok, but not for a TV show. To me, it's becoming too much of a good thing.

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Cake! Gomez! Yellowcard! Soooo good!!

DAMN! I wish I could go!!!

At 11:36 AM, Blogger Mack Collier said...

JD whats the name of that concert/festival that started a few years ago around Nashville, I think it's in like June or July? Is that Bonnaroo or am I thinking of something else?

At 7:00 PM, Blogger J.D. said...

It's Bonnaroo. I've posted about it a few times, so check back through the archives. I was at the first one!


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