The Beale Street Music Festival lineup for 2022 is here, featuring some of the hottest artists now on tour! After a nearly three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the festival announced its eagerly-awaited lineup. Long known for its wide variety of genres, the forty-fourth edition of BSMF holds to that tradition. This year’s lineup has something for everyone.
An eye-popping ten of the festival’s most popular headliners are returning this year! These artists include Death Cab for Cutie, Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, and many more. In addition, Van Morrison returns to Memphis after over 25 years, and Lil Wayne makes his BSMF debut this year! “After a three-year absence, we felt it was important to come back big,” said James L. Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May. “The 2022 lineup is the biggest roster of the best touring artists in the festival’s history, with more surprises on the way and being Beale Street Music Festival, of course, there’s something for almost every musical taste.”
Two of Africa’s hottest artists Sarkodie and Stonebwoy join the lineup as part of the festival’s month-long salute to Ghana. Also, as always Memphis talent is well represented at the festival with more than a dozen Memphis area artists. These artists provide a strong showing of the city’s burgeoning and red-hot Hip-Hop talent including MoneyBagg Yo and White $osa.
The 2022 edition of the Beale Street Music Festival will take place at the Fairgrounds in Liberty Park. The festival will return to Tom Lee Park and the Memphis riverfront when park construction finishes in April 2023. Three-day passes and VIP packages are now on sale and are available for purchase here.