Memphis in May reschedules events to take place in the fall


In light of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Memphis in May pushed many of their events back to the fall of 2020. This announcement was communicated in many ways, including the poster above.

Due to the global phenomenon that is Coronavirus, Memphis in May (which has occurred every May since 1977) was forced to postpone its events, which include a world championship BBQ contest and Beale Street Music Festival, back to fall of 2020.

Additionally, the festival announced that the festival’s “Salute to Ghana”, will occur in May of 2021.

Beale Street Music Festival, or BSMF, is a popular attraction for many White Station students. The festival, which will take place from October 16th to October 18th, has assured fans that ” the majority of our previously-announced lineup will be joining us.”

This comes as a relief to many, as this year’s BSMF lineup promised big stars such as DaBaby, Lil Wayne, and the Lumineers, as well as heralded live perfomers, such as Waka Flocka Flame and the Avett Brothers.

“I’d say I’m even more excited now [that the festival has been rescheduled],” Gordon Brode (11) said. “There will probably be cooler weather and it won’t interfere with baseball.”

However, for those who cannot attend fall events who have already bought tickets, the festival is offering several options. One can either receive a full refund, donate the money spent on tickets to a charity, or transfer their tickets over to the 2021 Memphis in May Festival.