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On DAY 3 we close out the festival by partnering with the community to showcase all 100 bands on 10 stages on Beale Street for our BAND & BREW CRAWL.  Artists take what they’ve learned and deliver the performance of their careers, all while attendees go from venue to venue discovering new music.

All proceeds from Springboard Memphis benefit our non-profit partners; Stax Music Academy, Year For Memphis Music and Sustainable Artists.


This is the original iconic B.B. King’s Blues Club, located at the top of Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. B. B. King’s is the best restaurant, bar, and live music club on the Street. They’re more than the Blues. They’re classic soul, rock and roll, great barbeque, and signature drinks that will fill you to the brim. You just have to experience it because words can’t describe the vibe of this place.

Rum Boogie Café is a unique restaurant and bar established in 1985 as the cornerstone of the Historic Beale Street and Highway 61, in the mid-1980’s It blends down-home Delta dining with smokin’ Memphis blues played live seven nights a week. 

So it’s only fitting that Rum Boogie Café houses some of music’s most sought-after memorabilia, including more than 200 autographed guitars from some of the greatest performers in the music industry including Elvis, Bo Diddley, Joe Walsh, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billy Joel, Rufus Thomas, Billy Gibbons, Albert Collins, Bon Jovi, Leon Russell, Carl Perkins, Booker T and the MGs, Luther Ingram, Ike Turner, Sting, Scotty Moore, The Memphis Horns, Gregg Allman, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith….the list goes on and on.

Rum Boogie Cafe’s Blues Hall is the last real juke joint on the street. It’s small, it’s old, and once you squeeze your way in you won’t ever want to leave.

Located next door to and connected with Rum Boogie Café, Blues Hall hosts some of the best local blues artists nightly. Smaller than most of the other clubs on the street, the walls are adorned with historic family photos from the W.C. Handy family and other blues memorabilia. At Blues Hall though, the draw is the music, and for musicians, it seems to be a lucky place.  Watermelon Slim got a record deal after Fred Litwin from the Northern Blues record label heard him play there. Shortly after, Slim was nominated for a record-tying six Blues Music Awards including Artist, Entertainer, Album, Song, Band, and Traditional Album of the Year. Several years prior to Slim’s fortuitous gig the North MS All Stars caught the ear of Tone Cool Records in Blues Hall and went on to, among many other accolades, a Grammy nomination.

Blues City Cafe offers nightly live entertainment in the Band Box. Dance the night away in our live music room located right next door to our world famous restaurant! The fun is just beginning when you finish your meal at Blues City Cafe! Roll on thru the night at a real Beale Street Juke Joint, where the Chittlin Circuit begins and everybody’s night on Beale Street ends!

The Blues City Band Box is at 142 Beale Street