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  Beale Street - Your Complete Beale Street Online Resource
Beale Street is jammed with every type of club.
While that much is disputable, one thing's for sure, whether Beale Street, Sun studios, or at Elvis's own Memphis home, Rock n Roll was definitely born somewhere in Memphis, and those rockin' melodies rose from the depths of the Beale Street blues.
While not really on Beale Street, Peabody Place is only one block off Beale and is sure to become as much a part of the Memphis downtown as Beale Street already is.
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  Beale Street information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beale Street is a street in Memphis, Tennessee and a significant location in African-American history and the history of the blues.
Beale Street was created in 1841, to create an alternate road perpendicular to Front Street (then known as Main Street).
In 1890, Beale Street underwent renovation, with the addition of the Grand Opera House, later known as the Orpheum.
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 The Beale Street Music Festival- Beale Street Memphis Tennessee
The Beale Street Music Festival has been nominated for a Concert Industry Award for the Music Festival of The Year, and was named by Playboy Magazine as one of the Fun 2000 events - a "must-do list" for the new millennium.
Street venders offer some of the finest varieties of worldly and ethnic cuisines from grilled corn on the cob to gyros, from pronto pups to authentic Italian sausages to "deep fried" hamburgers at Dyer's to the best Cajun crab cakes this writer has ever experienced at the King's Palace cafe!
Check out the 2007 Beale Street Music Festival schedule for the list of live entertainment, events and Acts performing at The Beale Street Music Festival in 2006.
www.thebealestreetmusicfestival.com   (568 words)

 Beale Street Guide — Beale Street Memphis & Beale Street Music Festivals
Beale Street is located in the heart of downtown Memphis with three blocks of more than 30 nightclubs, restaurants, and retail shops.
While Beale Street Memphis has been home to the Blues for over 50 years, Beale Street has had a unique history including hosting General Grant during the Civil War, 1920’s vaudeville shows, a major re-development in the 1970’s and the first club arrival in 1983.
Beale Street Memphis is where the blues were born and continue to live on today.
www.memphistravel.com /beale_street.asp   (268 words)

 Remains of Beale Street bordellos found - The Boston Globe
From the early 1900s through World War II, Beale Street was a cultural and entertainment center for fl residents from throughout the Memphis area and the Mississippi River Delta who had been denied access to whites-only nightclubs.
The city began resurrecting Beale Street as an entertainment district in the 1980s.
Beale Street is billed as ''the home of the blues" because W.C. Handy, who performed in clubs there in the early 1900s, is credited with being the first to put blues music into written form.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2005/12/25/remains_of_beale_street_bordellos_found/?p1=email_to_a_friend   (321 words)

 Memphis' Beale Street Is All About the Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beale Street: The name alone brings to mind the sweet strains of blues music, the image of smoky jazz clubs filled with people and a place called the "Crossroads of American Music." In the 1920s, Beale Street became a famous area for music, gambling, drinking, nightclubs, theaters, and mischief.
In the early 20th Century, Memphis and Beale Street was the place to be for aspiring musicians.
Beale Street was renovated and you will appreciate the efforts to preserve this important piece of American music history.
www.vacationsmadeeasy.com /MemphisTN/viewListingArticle.cfm?t=siteArticles&articleID=974   (493 words)

 Down-home blues still part of latest Beale Street development | ajc.com
In its heyday, Beale Street had rooms to rent for the musicians, gamblers and prostitutes working the strip, and the remnants of what was called the Clark Hotel are still evident in the small rooms, now used for storage, above the Blues City Cafe, one of the district's current residents.
While Beale Street's revival has been a success, critics sometimes complain that the blues are overpowered today by rock 'n' roll and other newer forms of music.
Beale Street ended up public property when the poor, mostly fl neighborhoods surrounding it were leveled by Urban Renewal, a federally funded program designed to help revitalize American cities.
www.ajc.com /travel/content/metro/stories/2006/09/18/0918beale_street.html   (1029 words)

 Beale Street Hotels - Find hotels on Memphis' Beale Street
The Blues were born on Beale Street, and it was the home to famous blues musicians such as W.C. Handy who wrote the first blues song here in 1909.
Beale Street is one of the most famous streets in Memphis, and it is the soul of old Memphis.
In the 20th century, Beale was a bustling street, and music could be heard in the night clubs and in the churches.
www.bealestreethotels.com   (351 words)

 EarthCam - Beale Street Cam
EarthCam and BealeStreet.com bring you live images from Beale Street, the Home of the Blues!
Beale Street is the number one tourist attraction in the State of Tennessee and one of the hottest entertainment districts in the country.
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 Beale Street, Memphis - VirtualTourist.com
Live music is everywhere on this street, even in the public park, and you can get a wristband for around $10 that will allow you to get in to all of the street's venues.
Beale Street is one of America's most famous streets where W.C. Handy first penned the Blues music of the Mississippi Delta.
After 11 pm on weekends and other nights when the street is closed to vehicular traffic, no one under 21 is allowed in the Beale Street Entertainment District unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Tennessee/Memphis-872905/Nightlife-Memphis-Beale_Street-BR-1.html   (883 words)

 Beale Street Clubs
I visited Beale St. in Memphis Tenn. this weekend for the first time and I was blown away.
I went down on Beale Street and had the best Margarita ever and I had a taste of some southern grain liquor and since being back in my home city Milwaukee where we here are known for summer festivals, beer, and practically a bar on every corner.
I shall return to Beale Street in early August; the first visit since I left there in 1950.
www.bealestreetonline.com /stories.htm   (1191 words)

 Beale Street bringing blues back to Memphis | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
The strip had a comeback in the 1980s, and today's Beale Street Historic District, with its bars, restaurants and shops, is a major tourist attraction and a key part of Memphis' downtown revival.
Performa Entertainment, the private company that manages Beale Street for the city, puts the number of visitors to the strip at 6 million a year.
In its heyday, Beale Street had rooms to rent for the musicians, gamblers and prostitutes working the strip.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/travel/features/nationworld/4219694.html   (673 words)

 JoniMitchell.com: Lyric Glossary - Beale Street
But, Beale StreetÂ’s heyday was in the 1920's, when the area took on a carnival atmosphere and gambling, drinking, prostitution, murder and voodoo thrived alongside the booming nightclubs, theaters, restaurants, stores, pawnshops and hot music.
By mid-evening, the street would be packed and a one-block walk could take forever, especially if he had to detour around the medicine show set up in the little hole in the wall, or if he stopped and listened to the wandering bluesman playing for pennies and nickels.
Their primary responsibility was to focus on the marketing, leasing and property management of Beale Street in addition to developing the entertainment theme through the selection of tenants.
www.jonimitchell.com /research/g_entry.cfm?id=78   (567 words)

 MAIN STREET JOURNAL » One Beale Street: How Memphis landed its Newest Exclamation Mark
One Beale Street is already the most daring skyscraper to ever grace the Memphis skyline, and it has not yet been built.
One Beale, which was introduced to the public last August, is bold and post-modern in style.
During the eighties and the early nineties, downtown was stuck in a period of neglect and decay.
www.mainstreetj.com /2007/01/12/489   (1223 words)

 The Southerner | Southern Culture
emphis, Tenn. Birthplace of the blues and home of world-famous Beale Street, a thriving minority neighborhood in the 1930s, a jukejoint hotbed in the '40s and '50s, site of civil unrest in the '60s, a virtual ghost town in the '70s, and a multi-million dollar tourist industry at the turn of the new millennium.
By 1997, the Beale Street Historic District was removed from the historical watch as it surpassed Elvis Presley's Graceland as Memphis' major tourist draw.
Construction is expected to begin in January 2000 at the corner of Beale Street and Rufus Thomas Boulevard, across from the Hard Rock Cafe and Handy Park, and catty-corner to the property where The Center for Southern Folklore now resides.
www.southerner.net /v1n4_99/soculture4.html   (3618 words)

 Beale Street: Where the Blues Were Born in Memphis - Associated Content
Beale Street underwent renewal in the late 1970's and early 1980's
As one of Memphis' oldest streets, Beale Street has a history all its own but remains proud to be the cradle of the blues, the birthplace of rock and roll.
Many of the Irish men joined the police force and their heritage is highlighted in the Beale Street Police Museum today.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/7385/beale_street_where_the_blues_were_born.html   (558 words)

 Beale Street- Memphis, TN - VirtualTourist.com
Beale Street has recently (June, 2001) made the street 21 or older access.
The Beale Street District is the BEST if you want to hear great music, while walking around drinking your beer (or some other strange concoctions!).
The city blocks off Beale Street (from 2nd Street to 4th Street, I believe) and you can walk from bar to bar, or stop and listen to the misc bands playing all along the way (the best place to hear music is the WC Handy Park.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Tennessee/Memphis-872905/Things_To_Do-Memphis-Beale_Street-R-2.html   (419 words)

 CD Baby: BEN PRESTAGE: beale street
I recorded "Beale Street" while living in Memphis, TN, where I made a living as a street performer, when I wasn't on the road.
I used to share a space on the sidewalk in front of the New Daisy Theatre on (historic) Beale Street, with Robert Belfour (Fat Possum Records), and Richard Johnston (2001 International Blues Competition Winner.) After he won the IBC I did some touring with Richard.
Track # 2 on "Beale Street", "The Giver" is one song where I play the Cigar Box Guitar (bass and guitar), foot drums and sing at the same time.
www.cdbaby.com /prestage2   (565 words)

 Beale Street in Memphis, TN
From the headquarters of Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War to the proclaimed birthplace of rock 'n roll, Beale Street's history is one that steadily runs through the veins of Americana.
If you're visiting Memphis for its cultural significance, then Beale Street is the one thing you need to experience most.
Rather you're looking to chow down at Blues City Cafe, shop for one of a kind items at Eel Etc. Fashions or simply take a stroll down the street, Beale Street can perfectly bring to mind what Memphis is all about.
www.vacationsmadeeasy.com /MemphisTN/pointsOfInterest/BealeStreetinMemphisTN.cfm   (268 words)

 Visit Beale Street, Maxwell's Sister Street - OPENAIR-MARKET NET   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beale Street was an important stop along the route from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago, the Promised Land.
What Beale Street was to Memphis, Maxwell Street was to Chicago.
For 15 images of Beale Street from the 1930s and 1940s, visit the Library Congress Archive of images taken by the Farm Security Administration.
www.openair.org /maxwell/beale.html   (110 words)

 Memphis : Attractions : The Roots of Memphis Music: Graceland, Beale Street & More | Frommers.com
Although the blues was born down in the Mississippi Delta south of Memphis, it was on Beale Street that this soulful music first reached an urban audience.
Beale Street -- To blues fans, Beale Street is the most important street in America.
Handy was performing on Beale Street when he penned "Memphis Blues," the first published blues song.
www.frommers.com /destinations/memphis/0016022460.html   (665 words)

 Rhino -- Meet Me on Beale Street - Rzine #934   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After falling on decades of disrepair, Beale was semi-restored in the '90s and is now again a site for (controlled) bad behavior, with any number of places to eat, drink and hear music (we like the Blues City Café, 138 Beale).
The Jewish tailors remained on Beale until 1990, then decamped to the lobby of the Peabody, where their shop now contains almost as much memorabilia as a Hard Rock Café (including an Elvis jumpsuit that was left with them for repair at the time of his death).
Gibson Beale Street Factory: 145 Lt. George W. Lee Ave 901 543-0800 www.gibsonmemphis.com.
www.rhino.com /rzine/StoryKeeper.lasso?StoryID=934   (2043 words)

 JS Online: Beale Street renewal fills tall order
Bawdy and bustling in those days, Beale Street was an entertainment and business center frequented by fls from throughout the Memphis and Mississippi Delta regions.
The strip began a comeback in the 1980s, however, and now the two-block Beale Street Historic District, with its bars, restaurants and shops, is a major tourist attraction and a key part of the revival of downtown Memphis.
To accommodate visiting NBA teams who play at the nearby Grizzlies arena, the nine-story hotel is raising the ceilings and doorways of its top floor rooms and putting in longer beds.
www.jsonline.com /story/index.aspx?id=506514&format=print   (861 words)

 Beale Street Barbeque Online Store Order BBQ Online
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BEALE STREET makes no representation that materials at this Site are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited.
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 Beale Street, Memphis
To the east of Riverside Drive is Beale Street.
Little remains of its charm in the days when the blues resounded from along the street.
Almost all the old buildings have been pulled down and replaced by replicas, and the music heard in the present-day establishments is often a mere shadow of the real thing.
www.planetware.com /memphis/beale-street-us-tn-bs.htm   (143 words)

 Beale Street Memphis, TN
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For nearly as long as Memphis has been around, Beale Street has been a place where people have gathered for food and music.
Every year, Memphis In May puts on the Beale Street Music Festival; a three day music concert event right next to Beale Street, to celebrate the music.
www.memphisite.com /beale.php   (205 words)

 THE BEALE STREET BLAST   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The BEALE STREET BLAST is an annual gathering of preachers and anyone else who is interested in learning how to be effective in all types of public evangelism.
It is scheduled to coincide with the Memphis in May Music Fest, which draws in 150,000 to 200,000 thousand people to a music orgy that lasts all week-end.
The focus is on actual street work, so we spend Friday night, Saturday afternoon and night and Sunday night out on the streets witnessing, preaching and reproving "the unfruitful works of darkness" as we are exhorted to do in Ephesians 5.
www.streetpreaching.com /beale_street_blast.htm   (219 words)

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