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Every Date You Need to Know for Beale Street Music Festival

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Article Summary

  • Article goes over all the key dates you need to know for
  • Beale Streetpasses go on sale in November for the early bird sale
  • Beale Street announces their lineup in late February, this is very consistent year to year
  • Beale Street releases set times in April

Some of the most common questions that come up about Beale Street are about dates.  When do Beale Street tickets go on sale? When is the presale? When is the schedule released?  These are some of the most commonly asked questions about Beale Street and the goal of this article is to make you aware of every important date you need to know.  I will begin with the beginning of the year and move forward through the calendar. 

Beale Street Presale – November (November 18th in 2016)

Beale Street does a presale where you can snag passes for slightly cheaper than when the lineup comes out. Typically this presale occurs in mid-November. For example, for Beale Street this year they held the presale on November 18th, 2016. During the Beale Street prsale you could snag 3-day general admission passes for $95. There were limited amount of passes available at this pricepoint. Once these sold out the three day passes increased to $115 and then to $150 once those sold out. If you are definitely going to Beale Street this is unequivocally the cheapest time to buy passes. 

Lineup Announcement – Late February (February 22nd in 2017)

Perhaps the most anticipated date of the year for Beale Street fans is the announcement of the lineup.  Beale Street is fairly consistent with a late February lineup announcement. Typically passes are already on sale as the festival keeps passes on sale from November when they do their presale. Regardless, the festival is fairly consistent with a late February lineup release. The table below shows the date of the lineup announcement for the last few Beale Street festivals. As you can see it is always the last week of February, so look for it then.


Day of Lineup Announcement


February 27th     


February 25th  


February 24th  


February 22nd

Beale Street Single Day Passes – February

Typically Beale Street will release single day passes when the lineup is announced in February. Prior to this date all you can purchase are three day passes to Beale Street. When the lineup comes out in February you are able to purchase single day passes for any of the days of Beale Street.

Beale Street Announces Set Times – April

One of the most anticipated things once the lineup is announced are the set times.  Some festivals, such as Coachella or EDC, wait until a couple of days before the festival to release the set times.  Beale Street is a lot better than this as they typically give you the set times a few weeks in advance.  For example, in 2016 the set times were released on April 1st and the festival began the first weekend of May.  This at least gives you plenty of time to figure out who you want to see at Beale Street.

Beale Street Music Festival Sells Out – Potentially Early May

If Beale Street sells out it won’t until May right before the festival. I just say this so you know that you can generally wait to purchase passes. It’s not even guaranteed that Beale Street will sell out, but if it does it typically isn’t until right before the festival. Generally you can purchase passes at the gate as the festival does not sell out, but just know there is a small possibility that it will.

Beale Street Music Festival – First Weekend of May

This one is the most obvious to Beale Street fans but typically the festival occurs the first weekend of May. Beale Street 2017 will return to Memphis on My 5-7th in 2017.


There you have it, every date you need to know for Beale Street.  If there are any other dates you are looking for and didn’t find here please let me know at and I will add them pronto!

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