Beale Street neon in Memphis, TN. Photo by Brand USAHaving fun on Beale Street. Photo by Dan BallLive music on Beale Street in Memphis. Photo by Craig ThompsonBike night on Beale Street is every Wednesday in the Summer. Photo by Craig Thompson.
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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. 

  • Area
    • Downtown
  • COVID-19 Availability
    • Additional Information: Beginning at 5 p.m., the street will be blocked off to vehicular traffic, with pedestrian traffic allowed only on sidewalks. Beale Street as an entertainment district will remain closed and shops and restaurants will close at 10 p.m.
    • Modified Hours
    • Open
  • Facility Amenities
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Live Music
    • Reservations Accepted
  • General Information
    • Hours of Operation: Hours vary by business
  • Group Information
    • Group Rates Available