Kings of Leon return to their home state to perform at the Beale Street Musical Festival, a celebration honoring the long history of musicians who have come to this Memphis street to share their art since the 1800s. The band offers a glimpse into the ways that Memphis and the culture of the region have influenced their music; meanwhile host Chad Smith explores musical landmarks of the area, including Sun Studio, Graceland, and the National Civil Rights Museum.
Beginning in the 1800s, musicians throughout the South traveled to Beale Street in Memphis to perform their art. The “Memphis in May” celebration has captured this tradition for years, and the Beale Street Music Festival is its kick-off event. Following this tradition, Kings of Leon return to their home state to perform and offer a glimpse into the ways that Memphis and the culture of the entire region have influenced their music.
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