Live music can be heard from every club, flashing neon signs battle for your attention and the unmistakable smell of barbecue wafts through the air. Welcome to Beale Street, the beating heart of Memphis. This famous street, with its rich history, is the perfect destination for a musical night on the town.
In 1977, Beale Street was officially known as the ‘Home of the Blues’ and designated a location of historical importance. In the early 20th century, Beale was a lively street full of music, drinking and crime. It was during this time that the first sounds of the blues could be heard. But over time the street became more and more dilapidated. All the same, this was where a young Elvis Presley found his inspiration in the 50s from such legends as B.B. King and Chuck Berry.
“B.B. King was known as the ‘Beale Street Blues Boy’”