Memphis In May Announces Fall 2020 Event Dates

Press Release # State

MEMPHIS, TN In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, the Memphis in May board of directors made the decision to move forward with festival events. For one year only, Memphis in May will become Memphis in October!

The Rescheduled Festival Event Dates:

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2020

Beale Street Music Festival: Oct. 16-18, 2020

Great American River Run: TBA

Should these new dates conflict with patrons’ schedules, Memphis in May will offer patrons the option to defer passes to the 2021 events, donate the cost of their passes to the non-profit Festival for a charitable tax deduction, or request a refund.

For more information for each of these options, visit www.memphisinmay.org.

About Memphis in May

Memphis in May is a 501c(3) nonprofit community-based organization whose programs in 2019 contributed more than $149.1 million in economic impact to the community and $4.6 million in tax revenue for the City of Memphis. Its mission is to promote and celebrate Memphis’ culture, foster economic growth, and enhance international awareness through education. It is the official festival of the City of Memphis, the recipient of 223 prestigious Pinnacle Awards from the International Festival and Events Association and has been named to Travel + Leisure’s international list of Festivals Worth Traveling For. The Beale Street Music Festival was named by Oprah Magazine as one of “14 Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss in 2020,” while in 2018, Memphis topped CNN Travel’s list of international destinations to visit in May specifically because of the Memphis in May events.

For additional information, please visit the Memphis in May website, www.memphisinmay.org.