Beale Street Entertainment District


Beale St.
Memphis TN 38103
Live music spills from each club. Smoky barbecue wafts on the breeze. History hangs in the air. You're on Beale Street. From the moment your foot touches the cobblestones, you realize you've officially entered a music mecca unlike any other. It is the most visited attraction in the State of Tennessee. Beale Street is alive with blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, R&B, soul and gospel. It has a variety of clubs, restaurants and retail shops. Its live music, outdoor concerts, clubs, restaurants and neon give you an authentic look at Memphis and its music. No other local landmark has held such mystique, intrigue, fame and infamy over the years. Beale Street is in the heart of Downtown Memphis and dates back to 1841. It inspired W.C. Handy's "Beale Street Blues." It was where B.B. King's Blues Club calls home. It has welcomed everything from bars and nightclubs to gamblers and musicians. Beale Street was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966 and was officially declared the Home of the Blues by an act of Congress in 1977. While on the street, don't miss local favorites, the Beale Street Flippers as they do acrobatic stunts you have to see to believe. Also, tour the home of W.C. Handy (the Father of the Blues) and enjoy outdoor concerts at the W.C. Handy Park.
  • Facility Amenities
    • Restaurant On site
  • General Information
    • Accessible
    • Family-Friendly
    • Free Admission
  • Neighborhoods
    • Downtown
  • Parking
    • Parking Lot
    • Street Parking
    • Valet Parking