Beale Street – America's Most Iconic Street
What does the renowned Beale Street have to offer? With three blocks of nightclubs, restaurants and shops in the heart of downtown Memphis, the Beale Street Entertainment District is a melting pot of delta blues, rock 'n' roll, R&B and gospel.
- B.B. Kings Blues Club
Whether it’s Blues, Soul or Rock ‘n’ Roll, you will find your beat at the legendary B.B. Kings Blues Club located at the top of Beale Street. Ribs are their specialty, but shrimp, grits, barbecue chicken, burgers and other fine Southern dishes are also available. For lovers of live music, this is a must-visit club if you're in town!
- Memphis in May
Summer starts with Memphis in May, a month long celebration including a 3-day Beale Street Music Festival which brings major headliners like Ed Sheeran, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Red Hot Chili Peppers and John Legend, the World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest, a local festival and tribute to an international partner to Tom Lee Park end of Beale Street on the Mississippi River.
- FedEx Forum
Catch a game at the largest indoor arena in the Mid-South area located on Beale Street and home to the Memphis Grizzlies and NCAA Division 1 University of Memphis Tigers Men's basketball team. Plus check out the calendar as some of the world's biggest performances take to the stage throughout the year.
- Beale Street Flippers
The Beale Street Flippers astonish crowds as they defy gravity with their amazing acrobatics along the street as a Memphis treasure turned national sensation!
- Rum Boogie Cafe
Eat, drink, boogie, repeat - open 7-days a week until 1am. Including live music and a delicious Cajun bbq menu, this juke joint is a featured venue for the International Blues Challenge that takes place every January.
- A. Schwab
A. Schwab is the only original business remaining on Beale Street. It is the place to buy all things Memphis from arts and crafts to books, magazines, sweets and famous brands such as Sun Studio, Hi Records, Elvis and Stax.
- Orpheum Theatre
Located in downtown Memphis on the southwest corner of South Main and Beale Street you'll find the majestic Orpheum Theatre. Broadway shows, live music and comedy performances are some of the events you'll find here.
- New Year Celebrations
50,000 festive friends count down the Guitar Drop every year as they ring in the New Year at the Hard Rock Cafe. This party features boas, beads and of course barbecue, with the best live music coming out of the clubs on Beale Street.
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