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Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Photos (Part 1 of 2) – Memphis, TN – 4/29/2011 (Photos)

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    Posted on 5/12/2011

    Flaming Lips Concert - Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival

    Flaming Lips Concert - Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival

    Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook of Concert Blast covered Friday night’s 2011 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival with artists; Stone Temple Pilots, Flaming Lips, MGMT, Cake, Everclear, Cage the Elephant, & B.o.B.. 

    Enjoy the concert photos taken by Brian Hasbrook on this first of two Photo Postings.

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      Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival (Part 1 of 2) – Memphis, TN – 4/29/2011 (Podcast 204)

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        Posted on 5/7/2011

        Beale Street Music Festival Crowd

        Beale Street Music Festival Crowd

        Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook of Concert Blast covered Friday night’s 2011 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival with artists; Stone Temple Pilots, Flaming Lips, MGMT, Cake, Everclear, Cage the Elephant, & B.o.B.. 

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          Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival 2010 – Part 2 (PODCAST 169)

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            The second night of the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival coverage for our podcast begins with recordings from the establishment who sponsored day two of the festival, Rendezvous in downtown Memphis (our favorite place to eat Bar-B-Que Ribs).

            Rendezvous Restaurant - Memphis, TN

            Rendezvous - Memphis, TN

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            The guys start the day by interviewing fans of the music festival and having a fun conversation with Percy, an employee of Rendezvous for 40 years.  Percy takes us down memory lane as he discussed the former Presidents and many stars who have attended the restaurant.

            They ate a wonderful meal before heading to the Beale Street Music Festival while to enjoy the various genres of music from Colbie Caillat, Jerry Lee Lewis, Seether, Michael McDonald, along with Hall and Oates. Continue Reading…

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              Memphis In May Beale Street Music Fest 2010 – Part 1 (PHOTOS)

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                It’s Memphis in May and it always begins with the Beale Street Music Festival.  This is one of our favorite festivals to attend due to the friendly atmosphere, the food, and of course the various styles of music.

                Concert Blast photographer Brian Hasbrook took pics throughout the weekend and here are the pics from Friday night.

                Brian captured performance photos from Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck, B52s, Goo Goo Dolls, and Limp Bizkit.

                Blues Travelers - Beale Street Music Fest 2010

                Blues Traveler - Beale Street Music Fest 2010

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                  Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival 2010 – Part 1 (PODCAST 168)

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                    It was the first weekend in May and on Friday night April 30th 2010 Mike, Brian, Tom, with special helper Steve traveled to Memphis, TN to cover the Beale Street Music Festival during the Memphis In May festivities.

                    Photographer Brian Hasbrook with  Atlanta Concert Blast Fans

                    Brian Hasbrook with Concert Blast Fans From Atlanta

                    The guys were pleased to be back together covering one of their favorite concert festivals.  It seems to rain at least one day every year of the festival, but the skies were clear during most of the festival times, although there were many storms before and after.  One exception was when tornado warnings came  through Memphis on Saturday night and the headliners could not perform (more on this during Saturday’s coverage – Part 2).  On this podcast we cover only the Friday night events.

                    B52s - Beale Street Music Festival

                    B52s - Beale Street Music Festival

                    The B52s performed their fun-time dance party-rock that kicked off  the fun times at their stage.  Afterwards the stage headliner, Goo Goo Dolls, performed a full set with all their hits, several new tunes, and an encore of Supertramp’s “Give A Little Bit.”

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                      Memphis In May’s Beale Street Music Festival 2009 (BLOG)

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                        Written by Tom Thompson

                        Spring is in the air and it’s the month of May! For the last 4 years, Concert Blast has taken the road trip to Memphis, TN to report on the Beale Street Music Festival as part of the city’s Memphis In May festivities. Below is a report from Tom Thompson on the Friday night excitement as he and a couple of his friends enjoyed the festivities.  Although the Music Festival continues during the rain, unfortunately the guys were rained out for the Saturday and Sunday shows.

                        Starting off we would like to thank our friends with Memphis in May for their hospitality. As it turned out, Friday was forecasted for rains all evening. Arriving at the festival we encountered just some overcast skies but otherwise a beautiful Memphis evening.

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                          Music Discussions – Strange Concert Events (Podcast 1)

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                            This is the first Concert Blast podcast.  This show includes Tom’s short review of the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival from 2005, Concert Surprises, and a special interview with Concert Promoter, Steven Greil on some of his wild and wacky experiences.  Show highlight discussions include Memphis in May, Cheap Trick, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osborne, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, J Geils Band, and more!  This Show was recorded in a booth at Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Nashville, TN.

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