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Published: 2014/02/27

Beale Street Music Festival Sets 2014 Lineup

Beale Street Music Festival confirmed their 2014 lineup today. The festival, which takes place May 2-4 in Memphis, TN, will feature the likes of Kid Rock, Alabama Shakes, Foster the People, Pretty Lights, Snoop Lion and String Cheese Incident, among others. SCI will be making their first appearance at the Tennessee festival since 2001.

Other bands of note include STS9, Fitz & the Tantrums, Motorhead, Buddy Guy, Big Gigantic and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Tickets to the festival are now available via Beale Street’s website.

Beale Street Music Festival 2014 Lineup:

Kid Rock
Alabama Shakes
Foster the People
Avenged Sevenfold
Pretty Lights
Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion
The String Cheese Incident
Patti LaBelle
Juicy J
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Chick Corea and the Vigil
Fitz & the Tantrums
Buddy Guy Jerry Lee Lewis
Third Eye Blind
Blues Traveler
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Dropkick Murphys
Twenty One Pilots
Big Gigantic
Dickey Betts
Bootsy Collins
Beats Antique
Jason Isbell
Canned Heat
Project Pat
Leftover Salmon
North Mississippi Allstars
Los Rabanes
The Dandy Warhols
Tommy Castro
The Carolina Chocolate Drops
Eric Gales
Ana Popovic
Black Stone Cherry
Black Joe Lewis
Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings
Surrender the Fall
Tony Joe White
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Kenny Neal
Reba Russell
Memphis Dawls
Will Tucker
Blind Mississippi Morris
Brandon Bailey
Daddy Mack Blues Band
David Evans
Fuzzy Jeffries
Ghost Town Blues Band
Herman Green
Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers
Kenny Brown
Leo Bud Welch
Lord T & Eloise
Lucky Peterson
Quinn Sullivan
Robert “Wolfman” Belfour


There are 4 comments associated with this post

Jimmy February 27, 2014, 13:28:13

I have to jump into the argument….. It’s Why not list the jambands in the opening paragraph, instead of Snoop Dog, Kid Rock, etc. , or at least in addition to? Some of these bands used to have headlines on this site all the time (Blues Traveller, STS9, etc) and some are major influences on the scene (Buddy Guy, Dickey Betts). I’m not insisting that one type of music is better than another; there is a benefit to having a site that specializes on jambands! Including mainstream bands could just cause this site to be a lesser version of Rolling Stone. The benefit is that we don’t have to scroll through headlines about every band under the sun just to find a few articles relevant to the jamband scene. I hope the editors will consider this point. One option I would suggest, if they continue to go that route, can be found on They separate their headlines by catagorie: Day in Rock and Day in Pop. This site could have, for example, Traditional, Infuencial, Cutting Edge, and Popular Interest. (I’m sure you guys could think of better categories than me!) If it falls into two categories, put it in both. I just don’t feel that because Phish, Keller, or MMJ (all of whom I’m a fan of) cover a song, that I’m interested in the news of the covered artist every time (Talking Heads, Foster, Lionel Richie). Just a suggestion/constructive criticism. What do you guys all think?

Mr. Opinion February 27, 2014, 15:03:52

I used to use Jambase instead of Jambands because I liked the website itself better. But when Jambase stopped letting people comment on the articles I jumped over to Jambands (although it does seem these websites are connected in some ways) despite the fact that I never liked the site itself. The comments, both positive and negative, are always great, I like to see the opinions of the community, no matter how small of a sample it really is. Jambands always seemed to get news out quicker as well, the people at Jambase seemingly do not update their site on the weekends barring a major event. As for the suggestion above I would say they should keep the same articles but maybe put them in just two columns. One for typically agreed upon jambands and the other for related articles. Strange lineup here though. Some good, some really bad. Can’t SCI just go away? What a waste of a time slot.

panicnanja85 February 27, 2014, 21:40:29

And jamband get with it sci played one of there final five shows before the long hiatus in 2005 in Manchester Tennessee bonnaroo…amazing show

sean March 2, 2014, 18:07:56

You do relize Kid Rock live in a jam bad right ? He was a rapper along time ago. He did perform with Dicky Betts on Jessica,Southbound, Ramblin Man on his 2008 tour. Bawitdaba,Cowboy,Somebody’s Gotta Feel This, All Summer Long ( New Orleans Version), So Hott ( Roadhouse Version), 3 Sheets To The Wind, For The First Time,New Orleans, Detroit Thang,Conducter’s Jam all long jams live.

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