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Al Kapone ready with ‘surprise’ for Beale Street Music Festival

No stranger to the Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis-rooted Al Kapone said his 2018 performance will surely represent the artistry of Memphis this weekend.

“It’s a priority that I represent Memphis in the best way,” Kapone told The New Tri-State Defender Wednesday afternoon. “We’re known for music culture, which is why I’m happy to be such a representation.

“All of my music will be played with a live band. I’m going to have jook dancers, a violinist and several special guests.”

Special guests? Who”

“I can’t say. You just have to come to the show for the surprise.”

Al Kapone’s performance is scheduled for 5:15 late Saturday afternoon, right after the Memphis concert band, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy.

The 2018 Beale Street Music Festival (May 4-6) kicks off the Memphis in May International Festival. Fifty-plus musical acts will send out vibes from Tom Lee Park. The line-up includes Erkyah Badu, DRAM, Ludacris and Memphis’ very own Al Kapone.

Kapone said there is nothing like performing on the FedEx stage with the audience generating hometown energy.

“I’m very excited,” he said. “This festival is such a major platform for artists. I’m honored to be a part of such dope acts. But not only that, I enjoy performing for a new and old audience every year.”

According to Memphisinmay.org, 90,000-plus fans from across the country and several parts of world will be here to enjoy multiple genres of music.

NOTE: The New Tri-State Defender’s coverage of the festival will feature TSDtv Live! cut-ins, which can be seen on our Facebook page and viewed on TSDMemphis.com, where we also will showcase images.

(For more details, visit Al Kapone Music or Beale Street Music Festival on Facebook.)

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