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DaBaby, Weezer, The 1975 join Beale Street Music Festival 2020 lineup

The lineup for the annual Beale Street Music Festival is nearly set.

On Wednesday morning, festival organizers confirmed that pop combo Weezer, hip-hop star DaBaby, alt rockers Smashing Pumpkins and Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher would join previously announced acts including rapper Lil Wayne, roots-pop combo The Avett Brothers, Grammy-winning roots-soul songstress Brittany Howard and Fleetwood Mac veteran Lindsey Buckingham.

The 44th edition of the festival will take place May 1-3 at Tom Lee Park. 

Three-day passes for Beale Street Music Festival are on sale now for $145. Single-day tickets are available for $55 each. A limited number of VIP passes are also available for $699. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.

DaBaby performs for a capacity crowd at the Rave's Eagles Ballroom on Nov. 17, 2019.

Although a few acts remain unconfirmed, the bulk of the 60-plus acts are locked in. The headliners for the three-night concert festival will include DaBaby, English rockers The 1975 and Smashing Pumpkins for Friday’s opener. Saturday’s closers include folk faves The Lumineers, as well as a reunion of iconic Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia, and 311. The final day of the fest will conclude with sets by multiplatinum rapper Lil Wayne, Weezer and The Avett Brothers. 

Among the other notable names set to appear are alt-metal outfit Deftones, Stax soul great Mavis Staples, Grammy winner Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, contemporary R&B musician Leon Bridges and hip-hop hit-maker Nelly. The blues tent will host veteran masters like Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’ and octogenarian R&B showman Bobby Rush, among others.

Smashing Pumpkins perform at Mesa Amphitheatre in Mesa on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.

Memphis rap and hip-hop will again be featured with much anticipated performances by Young Dolph, MoneyBagg Yo, Duke Deuce and Al Kapone, in addition to Three 6 Mafia.

This year Ghana will be celebrated as Memphis in May’s honored country. A pair of Ghanaian artists, including rapper Sarkodie — twice recognized as Africa’s Artist of the Year and named to MTV’s and BET’s lists of top African rap artists — and Stonebwoy, named 2019’s Best Male Artist at the African Entertainment Awards, will perform.

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