Memphis in May

Friday, 4 March 2011

Memphis in May
Memphis in May Beale Street Fest lineup 2011 (April 29th-May 1st)

The Flaming Lips * Wilco * Cee Lo Green * Jerry Lee Lewis * Lucinda Williams * Bettye LaVette * Otis Clay * Hubert Sumlin * Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition * Kenny Brown *

The whole lineup is here. ( Read Memphis in May more... )

Memphis In May – Not Just The Beale Street Music Festival 2011

Many people think that Memphis in May and the Beale Street Music Festival are the same things, and they are….kind of.

Memphis in May is actually a month long festival held in Memphis, Tennessee. The festival itself is split into four main events:

The Beale Street Music Festival, which is the kick-off event and spotlights both local and national music acts. This a three day music festival that is held during the first weekend of May in the city’s Tom Lee Park at the foot of Beale Street. Usually about 100,000+ people attend the first two nights of the event, and even larger crowds attend for the big-name finales on Sunday night. ( Read Memphis in May more... )

Memphis in May 2011

For some 10 years I was a regular at Memphis’ Beale Street Music Festival, but a few years ago, tired of the crowds and mud, I quit going. Last year marked my return to the festival and despite the presence of a tornado, the absence of a band I really wanted to see, and a shortened Widespread show, I had a great time.

The lineup for this years festival, which I bought tickets for a few weeks ago, was just announced and I have to say that I am completely blown away. They have outdone themselves this year. Here are just a few of the acts that will be playing on the river this May: ( Read Memphis in May more... )

Funds for Electrolux Plant May Not Meet Deadline

The State of Tennessee committed $97 million to appliance maker Electrolux to convince it to build a new cooking plant in Memphis, but may not be able to deliver the money in time.

The agreement made between the state and Electrolux and obtained by the new outlet Memphis Commercial Appeal requires "firm commitments" for the incentive money by Jan. 31, 2011 – commitments that the state has not been able to make. The news outlet also obtained a copy of a Feb. 23, 2011 letter from Electrolux Project Director and Controller Jacob Burroughs, giving the state until May 1 to get the legislative approvals for the money and June 1 for making the funds available. ( Read Memphis in May more... )

Courtesy : NMissCommentor , Babble , World of Wisdom & Appliance Magazine

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