Friday, April 30, 2010
Music by the numbers
"Music is what life sounds like." - Eric Olson
Memphis is blessed to have the 33-acre Tom Lee Park that is located between downtown and the Mississippi River. This urban refuge comes alive each year during the month of May. The first weekend is the Beale Street Music Festival - three days of music. There's a wide variety: of course there's rock and roll, but also blues, gospel, R&B alternative, soul. There are new acts and oldies.
Let's do some numbers:
3 -- Three days of music and fun
4 -- Four stages -- if you don't like what you hear at one stage, try another
60 -- More than 60 acts
1 -- One big party
Here are some entertainers I want to hear: Goo Goo Dolls, Colbie Caillat, Widespread Panic, Rock Sugar, Alice in Chains, 3 Doors Down.
There will also be oldies that sound intersting: Michael McDonald, Leon Russell, Hall and Oates, B52s, Earth Wind and Fire.
I'll be there with my camera - let the party begin.
"Rock music in its lyrics often talks ahead of the time about what's going on in the country." - Edmund G. Brown
Image swiped from the Memphis in May web site.