Memphis’ own Three 6 Mafia (above) will return to the Beale Street Music Festival stage for the first time since 2011. A performance by hip hop royalty Lil Wayne was also among the first round of musicians announced for the 2020 Beale Street Music Festival, which takes place May 1-3 at Tom Lee Park.

After a record-setting 2019, the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival has announced the first round of artists confirmed for its eagerly-awaited 2020 lineup.

With a reputation for an eclectic mix of genres, the 44th Annual Beale Street Music Festival also offers a diverse blend of both big-name national acts, world-renowned Memphis artists and up-and-coming performers.

Among the headliners this year are hip-hop royalty Lil Wayne and hometown legends Three 6 Mafia. Additional headliners include soul singer Leon Bridges, Memphis rapper Young Dolph and legendary soul diva Mavis Staples.

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“The Beale Street Music Festival always features more than 60 artists with a high concentration of Memphis talent,” said James L. Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May.

“There’s always tremendous anticipation for our announcement each year,” Holt said. “While the complete lineup will be announced in early February, this year we decided to release the first round of artists now to give our fans a sample of how big the 2020 Beale Street Music Festival will be.”

Currently, a limited quantity of three-day passes remain listed at the discounted $135 price, but that will increase to the next price level when supplies are exhausted.

Patrons may also choose the three-day VIP experience for $699, granting them access to exclusive viewing platforms near the stages, private “comfort station” restrooms, and light snacks and drinks (including limited alcoholic beverages) for all three days.

All passes can be purchased through just in time for the holidays.

Memphis in May is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-based organization, whose programs in 2019 contributed more than $149.1 million in economic impact to the community and $4.6 million in tax revenue for the City of Memphis.