2 Chainz Makes First-Ever Appearance at Beale Street Music Festival


The Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival announced today that 2017 Grammy-winning rapper 2Chainz will replace Ludacris in this year’s lineup.  The announcement comes after a filming opportunity suddenly arose for Ludacris, causing him to cancel.

Along with Saturday performances by Kings of Leon, Wiz Khalifa, Death Cab for Cutie, The Revivalists, and X Ambassadors, the Atlanta-based rapper will take the Bud Light mainstage at 8:40pm, May 6. (Complete revised list attached.)

“While we are disappointed Ludacris will not be performing here this year, we are excited to welcome 2 Chainz to the Beale Street Music Festival, and are confident our guests will share in that excitement,” said James L. Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May. “To have award-winning artists like 2 Chainz quickly agree to appear at the Beale Street Music Festival just shows how popular it is among fans and performers alike.”

Additional first-time Beale Street Music Festival performers include Tori Kelly, X Ambassadors, Jimmy Eat World, Griz, The Revivalists, Silversun Pickups, legendary Australian rockers Midnight Oil, The Strumbellas, Alter Bridge, Machine Gun Kelly, Greensky Bluegrass, Ani DiFranco, Highly Suspect, Mayer Hawthorne, Kongos, The Record Company, John Paul White, Peter Wolf, Big Head Blues Club, and Bahari.

Tickets can be purchased through TicketFly.com and for a limited time, three-day passes are only $115, with the deal going away at midnight Saturday, April 22.  A small number of VIP passes are still available for $595 and provide access to exclusive viewing platforms near the main stages, a private area in the Blues Tent, private restrooms, and light snacks and drinks (including limited alcoholic beverages) for all three days, and may also be purchased through TicketFly.com.

The festival opens to the public at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 5 and runs through Sunday, May 7. The 2017 Beale Street Music Festival is sponsored by FedEx, Bud Light and Orion Federal Credit Union.

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