Memphis in May Announces Facebook as Sponsor of Beale Street Music Festival

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To open the forty-third annual Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis in May is pleased to announce social media giant Facebook as a sponsor of both this weekend’s Beale Street Music Festival going on now through May 5, and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, May 15 - 18. Facebook will have cameras onsite at both events to capture the experiences of these iconic Memphis events.


“Not only is it exciting for Memphis in May to have our signature events highlighted as part of a national campaign by Facebook, but we are pleased for the City of Memphis to also receive this level of attention on its Bicentennial year,” said James L. Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May International Festival. “This is a unique opportunity to share our celebrations of Memphis culture from our one-of-a-kind setting in Tom Lee Park through the lens of Facebook’s cameras.


More details will be coming soon regarding a surprise musical performance on Saturday, courtesy of Facebook. In the meantime, fans of Memphis in May are encouraged to join the Facebook group, “I Love Memphis in May.”

2019 Festival Dates:
Beale Street Music Festival: May 3 - 5, 2019
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: May 15 - 18, 2019
Great American River Run: May 25, 2019
Celebrate Memphis: May 25, 2019

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