Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival parking: Lots, cost, hours

Beale Street Music Festival is right around the corner, and with it comes an increase in traffic and a decrease in available parking. 

About 90,000 tickets have been sold so far for the three-day event, which starts Friday at the Fairgrounds in Liberty Park. 

About 50% of attendees are expected to be from the Memphis area with the other half from out of town. For local residents not going to the festival but who might be trying to travel through the area, officials warn that traffic might spike during the performances of larger artists. Acts such as Van Morrison, Three 6 Mafia and Megan Thee Stallion are all expected to attract large crowds. 

“We ask the citizens to practice patience, to adhere to all signs, signals from those police officers that we have in the intersections,” Memphis Police Col. Keith Watson said during a Wednesday press conference.

With large crowds expected at Beale Street Music Festival, concert-goers are advised to have a plan for transportation and parking.

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For those attending the festival, having a plan for transportation and parking is recommended. 

Here’s everything festival-goers need to know about getting to and entering Beale Street Music Festival. 

Parking for Beale Street Music Festival

The 2022 Beale Street Music Festival will be held at the Fairgrounds in Liberty Park April 29-May 1.

It is recommended that concert-goers arrive early to find parking, with lots expected to fill up quickly. 

There will be seven identified parking lots in the area and those lots are set to hold around 4,000 cars in total. The lots will cost between $20 and $30, with the stadium lots, Coca Cola plant, Tobey Park and the Avery Lot planning to take both cash and credit.