One of the bummers at most large festivals is the inflated price of a generic, not-quite-cold-enough beer. Not so at BSMF. In past years, the offerings at the beer tent have been as affordable as $5.50 and feature interesting and craft beers that taste far better than a Budweiser.
Visit the local music scene
Downtown Memphis has a rich historic culture that’s firmly centered around music. Get acquainted with the scene outside the festival grounds by visiting one of the local haunts, which commonly have live music acts during the festival.
Stay for the rest of the month
Not possible for everyone, but for those that can extend their stay in Memphis beyond the three-day festival, there are a variety of other awesome offerings in May throughout the city.