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Flaming Lips, Wilco, MGMT head Beale Street Festival 2011

on March 03, 2011, 5:12pm

The Beale Street Music Festival‘s selling point remains simple: a genre-spanning lineup that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. For example, the 2011 incarnation of the Memphis, TN-based festival features indie heavyweights The Flamings Lips, Wilco, and MGMT paired alongside mainstream fare like Stone Temple Pilots, Ke$ha, and John Mellencamp. What does it cost ya? Only $69 for a three day pass. Not too shabby.

Set for April 29-May 2nd during the city’s annual Memphis in May celebration, this year’s festival also sports Cee-Lo Green, Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers, B.o.B., The New Pornographers, Sublime with Rome, Cake, Ziggy Marley, Cage the Elephant, Macy Gray, Amos Lee, Slightly Stoopid, Gregg Allman, Manchester Orchestra, Lucero, Lotus, J.J. Grey and Mofro.

Rounding out the bill are Jason Mraz, Lucinda Williams, Charlie Wilson, Betty LaVette, Ludacris, Tommy Castro, Godsmack, Buckcherry, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Lee Boys, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Kirk Whalum, Hubert Sumlin, Sick Puppies, Jimmie Vaughan, Amy LaVere, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, John Hammond, and Otis Clay.

As mentioned, tickets cost $69 and are available through Ticketmaster.com. VIP packages are also available. For additional details on the festival as well as all of Memphis in May’s activities, please visit the memphisinmay.org.

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