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Experience the city’s famous blues and barbecues at annual and monthly celebrations.
Memphis in May
Downtown Memphis, Begins May 4
Tens of thousands gather at Tom Lee Park for the Beale Street Music Festival (May 4-6), three days of music that kick off the city’s month-long celebration. The fest’s lineup is famously varied, usually including a mix of rock, pop, country, hip-hop, and indie acts. Another MIM favorite is the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (May 16-19), where teams from all over the country compete for the championship title in mouth-watering categories such as Whole Hog, Beef, Vinegar Sauce, and Hot Wings. Visit memphisinmay.org for more information about the many events during Memphis in May.