Road closures begin ahead of Memphis in May festivities
MEMPHIS, Tenn. —Road closures on Riverside Drive started Monday for the Beale Street Music Festival, with full closures starting on Wednesday.
During the event, traffic will be detoured from Union Avenue to Georgia Avenue. Beale Street from Wagner Place to Front Street, and Wagner Place from Beale Street to MLK Boulevard will also be closed for pedestrian safety.
Complete closure of Riverside Drive will be limited to the following days:
- Wednesday, May 1 through Monday, May 6 for Beale Street Music Festival
- Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, May 19 for the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
- Thursday, May 23 through Tuesday, May 28 for the Great American River Run, Celebrate Memphis, and load-out
On days when events are not taking place, Riverside Drive will be open to two-way traffic in the northbound lanes.
This year’s celebration is extra special as this month marks the 200th anniversary of Memphis’ founding.