Rightly known as the heart of Memphis Music and Entertainment, this is one of the coolest places in the city. There are a number of clubs, restaurants, shops and beautiful buildings here. If you want to hear some good jazz, Rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, Delta Blues or gospel, there can be no better place other than this. This place was declared as a National Historic Landmark in the year 1966.
This place was initially the location for the merchants and traders of the city. After a few years street musicians started performing over here and the trend was much appreciated. The Orpheum Theatre, known to be the finest theatre of the south was later established here in 1890 to 1899. Robert Church who was the 1st black millionaire purchased the land around this place and named it the Church Street. The church here was later the gathering place for all musicians who performed on the streets for their living.
Beale Street Travel Tips
- The Daisy Theatre located at an end of this street is also a popular destination.
- The Beale Street Music Festival is organized in May every year. They put up very good musical acts of Wilco, john Mellencamp, Snoop Dogg, John Legend, Tom Lee and many more.
- The name is also spelt as ‘Beal’ Street.
How to Reach Beale Street
- Bus numbers 4, 5, 7, 12, 15, 39, 48 and 76 till Front @ Beale Street
- B.B. King’s Blues club
- Hard Rock Cafe Memphis
- The Majestic Grille
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76.63% of people who visit Memphis include Beale Street in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
42.48% of people start their Beale Street visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Beale Street
75.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Beale Street