RiverBeat Music Festival 2024: A look back at the festival in photos

The inaugural RiverBeat Music Festival featured more than 50 performances across five stages May 3-5 at Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis — and The Commercial Appeal was there for all of it.

Here are the photos Stu Boyd II and Chris Day captured during the festival’s three days, from the big-name headliners to the rising stars, the fans to the festival’s setting along the Mighty Mississippi, and more.

RiverBeat kicked off with performances by Odesza, Mt. Joy and Yung Gravy, as well as the special Take Me To The River: Memphis.

The Fugees, Killer Mike and The Band Camino were among the acts who played RiverBeat on Saturday.

RiverBeat’s final day included performances by Jelly Roll, Big Boi, Black Pumas, 8Ball & MJG and more.

Thousands of fans headed to Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis for RiverBeat Music Festival. Were you there?

From Talibah Safiya to 8Ball & MJG to Southern Avenue, there was no shortage of Memphis and Mid-South artists at RiverBeat.

Grammy-nominated electronic duo Odesza headlined the first night of RiverBeat on Friday.

Hip-hop icons the Fugees played Memphis for the first time, as they headlined RiverBeat on Saturday.

RiverBeat capped its first year with one of the hottest acts in music: Jelly Roll.

Stu Boyd II and Chris Day spent all three days at RiverBeat, photographing dozens of performances. These are their favorite photos from the festival.