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Beale Street Music Festival features eclectic lineup

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/22/2017
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, file photo, Caleb Followill of Kings Of Leon performs at the 2016 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden and Sturgill Simpson are among the musical acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis in May 2017, the Festival officials announced Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, file photo, Caleb Followill of Kings Of Leon performs at the 2016 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden and Sturgill Simpson are among the musical acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis in May 2017, the Festival officials announced Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden and Sturgill Simpson are among the musical acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis in May.

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 3, 2016, file photo, Snoop Dogg performs at Live Nation's National Concert Day at the Irving Plaza in New York. Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden and Sturgill Simpson are among the musical acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis in May 2017, the Festival officials announced Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Tuesday, May 3, 2016, file photo, Snoop Dogg performs at Live Nation's National Concert Day at the Irving Plaza in New York. Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden and Sturgill Simpson are among the musical acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis in May 2017, the Festival officials announced Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

Festival officials announced Wednesday that Widespread Panic, Death Cab for Cutie, Wiz Khalifa, Booker T. Jones, Bush, Ludacris and Jill Scott also are in the lineup for the 41st installment of the annual three-day festival.

Several performers will be making their first appearance, including Tori Kelly, Jimmy Eat World, Silversun Pickups, The Revivalists and Midnight Oil.

The festival takes place at Tom Lee Park along the Mississippi River and runs from May 5 through May 7.

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