When did Memphis in May Start?
The very first Beale Street Music Festival was held in 1977 at the corner of Beale and Third. The same year, the very first Sunset Symphony was held, with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra performing on a smaller, unshaven and seldom used Tom Lee Park.
How long is Memphis in May?
The race attracts runners of all experience level, featuring half marathon and 5K distances. The race course takes runners through downtown Memphis and along the banks of the Mississippi River. The inaugural race drew over 2,000 runners from more than 30 states.
Is Memphis in May 2020 still happening?
Memphis in May 2020 events canceled because of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; 2021 festival dates announced. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – For the first time in its 44-year history, Memphis in May International Festival is canceled. The 2020 festival events were already postponed until Sept.
Who is playing at Memphis in May 2020?
Beale Street Music Festival now adds DaBaby, Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, The 1975 and 311 to the 2020 lineup. Other big names include Nelly, Deftones, Leon Bridges, and more. Memphis rappers Moneybagg Yo, Young Dolph, and Al Kapone will also be joining the stage.
Where is the Memphis in May BBQ Festival?
Recognized by USAToday as the “Most Prestigious Barbecue Contest,” the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is a four-day competition held in Tom Lee Park on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis, TN.
Who has won the most BBQ World Championships?
During the course of his career, Myron has won more than 180 BBQ grand championships and 1,700 BBQ trophies.