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Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Review – Friday 5/4/2012 (Podcast 230)

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    Posted on 5/14/2012
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    Concert Blast returned to Memphis, TN to cover the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival once again.  This time the team consisted of Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and our stand in photographer and helper, Steve Shattuck. 

    Friday’s festivities included performances from Vol Beat, NeedToBreathe, Florence & the Machine, Megadeth, Evanescence, and Johnny Winter.  Not only does this podcast include the performance clips and our commentary of the performances, but Mike also enjoyed talking with some of the fans in attendance.  Enjoy the blog and podcast review!

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      Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Photos – Friday 5/4/2012 (Photos)

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        Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival - The Night Crowd

        Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival - Friday May 4 2012

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        Every year Concert Blast is invited to cover the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival and every year the guys look forward to attending the annual event.  This year was the year that Concert Blast didn’t have their professional photographer Brian Hasbrook with them. Brian had a previous engagement so Mike and Tom borrowed a camera and brought along Steve Shattuck to help them with the photography duties.

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          BONNAROO Music Fest 2010 Part 1 of 2 – Manchester, TN – 6/11/2010 (Podcast 177)

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            Bonnaroo 2010 - The Main Stage

            Bonnaroo 2010 - The Main Stage

            Tom Thompson and guest co-host Steve Shattuck brought the first night of our coverage from Bonnaroo 2010 Part 1 of 2 (Friday).

            Bonnaroo 2010 - The Mushroom Cool Down Water Fountain

            Bonnaroo 2010 - The Cool Down MushroomWater Fountain

            James Downing was covering the Sheryl Crow concert in Chattanooga and Brian Hasbrook and Mike Arnold covered the CMA Festival in Nashville. Tom and Steve began the show reporting from the Damian Marley set and ended the evening with The Flaming Lips.

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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 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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