Welcome to Beale Street, voted the most iconic street in America by USA Today! In the heart of downtown Memphis with three blocks of nightclubs, restaurants, and shops, the Beale Street entertainment district is a melting pot of delta blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, and gospel. With cold beer and hot music, Beale Street is one of the coolest places in Memphis!

Beale was originally the home to traders and merchants using the convenient location to move goods along the Mississippi River, but by the 1860s many traveling musicians began performing and over the next few decades Beale began to flourish and in 1977 was officially declared the “Home of the Blues”.

Today, take a stroll down Beale Street’s neon row and you’ll hear music spilling out of the clubs and restaurants like Rum Boogie Café, B.B. King’s, Coyote Ugly or Wet Willie’s. The downtown music scene isn’t just about the blues. The New Daisy Theatre is home to alternative acts, rock and blues concerts, boxing and MMA matches. In addition to live entertainment in the Beale Street Clubs, Beale Street hosts a variety of festivals, activities and events throughout the year. Don’t miss the upcoming “Fourth of July on Beale”.

The shops of Beale Street offer an eclectic and unique assortment of all things Memphis!  Original and rare vinyl, eclectic novelty items, voodoo potions, children's games, electric guitars, fine clothing, art, and so much more!  

For a good time, grab a drink, a bite to eat, and soak up the sounds, you’re sure to have an amazing time in the heart of downtown Memphis!  Visit bealestreet.com for more info, major events, and restaurant, club and shop directories. 

 

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