For hundreds of thousands of concert goers this weekend in May in Memphis is always one where you have amazing music, but not so amazing weather to go along with it. Today was much different in Tom Lee Park for Day 2 of the Beale Street Music Festival as sunny skies gave way to a beautiful sunset over the Mississippi River and one night that fans can say is the best they have seen in well over 10 years.
Kid Rock capped of the night of amazing music that featured the liked of Wolfmother, legendary Buddy Guy, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and night capping performance by another legend Patti LaBelle on the Bud Light Stage.
While most of the crowd sort of trickled in after the Memphis Grizzlies loss to Oklahoma City last night, Kid Rock is who most people really came to see. A large gathering was present when his silhouette shined behind a white curtain over the stage shortly after 1035pm.
Rock, who is no stranger to summer music festivals and just played at SunFest in Florida this past Wednesday night , seemed to be a perfect fit for this crowd with a mix of his southern rock and rap flavor now even has a bit of country rock mixed into his performance. Still everyone wanted to hear the timeless hits such as “Cowboy,” “ All Summer Long,” and “Rebel Soul” which seemed to be the energy this crowd needed to continue on after a long enjoyable day in the park.
Beale Street Music Festival wraps up tomorrow with another jammed packed line-up that includes Avenged Sevenfold, Bootsy Collins, Leftover Salmon, Seether and Anthrax just to name a few.