Memphis in May International Festival formally announced today that the Beale Street Music Festival and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will return to the Memphis riverfront downtown in Tom Lee Park in 2023.
Thanks to City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland for interceding and offering a solution to help with the financial implications of moving into a modified event site in Tom Lee Park in 2023. Tom Lee Park is currently under construction as part of a $60 million park redesign from the Memphis River Parks Partnership.
“Mayor Strickland recognized the cultural value and impressive economic impact that Memphis in May delivers for the city of Memphis, and we are grateful for his personal leadership to ensure the festival’s return to our long-term home,” said Leigh Shockey, Memphis in May 2023 Board Chair.
Memphis in May 2023 dates:
- Salute to Malaysia – May 1 – 31
- Beale Street Music Festival – May 5 – 7
- World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest – May 17 – 20
- Great American River Run – May 27