Beale Street Music Festival Lineup Announced

The Beale Street Music Festival has announced its 2008 lineup. Blues acts include 2008 Blues Music Award nominees Lurrie Bell, Bettye LaVette, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins with the Billy Gibson Band, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Nick Moss & the Fliptops, Watermelon Slim, as well as Charlie Musselwhite, Keb’ Mo, Buddy Guy, Doyle Bramhall, Kenny Neal. A new stage has been added, the Blues Shack, which will feature Robert Belfour among others. Big-name blues-related acts include Santana, The Black Crowes. Complete information is available at the festival’s host-organization website,