Memphis in May – Beale Street Music Festival and Barbecue Cooking Contest
When considering a trip to Memphis, you have to think about the month of May, as this is when Memphis opens its arms to visitors from all over the world for Memphis in May International Festival. Memphis in May is a full month of events that include a music festival, the Sunset Symphony, and most importantly, the World Championship Barbecue cook off. The first weekend in May provides three magical days of music on four big stages and thirty-three acres overlooking the Mighty Mississippi, which is right on the heels of historic Beale Street. More than sixty top artists make this event one outrageous party. While music fest attracts the largest crowd, the Memphis in May Barbecue Festival is the true gem of the month long festival.