By Arts and Entertainment
The 2018 Beale Street Music Festival lineup has arrived. Do the selected artists for BSMF 2018 redeem the wildly ill-received lineup of last year? Read more to find out if the St. Mary’s community thinks so.
“I think [the lineup] is awesome. Last year was kinda trash. This year’s I kinda feel like we are being thrown back into the 90s, but I’m okay with it.” — Livia Overton (12)
“Not many of my favorite bands are coming but I’m happy that everyone else is excited. Don’t buy your tickets now, though. See if someone is selling them on Facebook for cheaper.” — Hattie Fogarty (12)
“The majority are rap artists, and it is a weird mix to have two country artists, an indie artist, and a bunch of rap people in one show. I don’t think it’s worth $55 if you’re only going see one of them.” — Kate Floyd (9)
“David Byrne. Lead singer of one of the most important rock groups of my generation, the Talking Heads. He’s been on my bucket list for forever. He’s doing a show that is modeled on this hit movie that he came out with called “Stop Making Sense” which is a documentary about a Talking Heads show back in the 80s. I’m really excited.” — Dr. Lyon
“I like that Post Malone is coming … also, Jack White. I am mad that all of the good stuff is on Sunday and we have school the next day, but I really think it’s going to be good this year.” — Mackenzie Lester (9)
“I think All Time Low is the most important band going to Beale Street Music Festival.” — Livia Overton (12)
“I’m really excited because I feel like this year’s lineup is very diverse, and I think that there will be a lot of interesting and different concerts.” — Margaret Saab (9)
“It’s actually really good this year. I’m super excited about CAKE because they [have] put on one of the best shows I’ve ever seen at BSMF. Alanis Morissette is my rock god. The first CD I ever owned was Jagged Little Pill.” — Mrs. Herr
“I’m excited about CAKE and All Time Low because I’m 13.” — Olivia Nielsen (12)
“Who is Post Malone?!” — Also, Olivia Nielsen (12)
“I’m really excited about the lineup this year! I have been wanting to see ODESZA for three years now, and I was really surprised to see them on [the list].” — Snehi Vaghela (11)
“I was a little disappointed because a lot of the people I voted for on the poll for the lineup didn’t end up on it, but overall, I think it’s pretty good.” — Joy Jackson (11)
“I think this is the best lineup I have seen, but I wish they had spread out the A-listers throughout the weekend so I could see more of my favorite artists.” — Maddie Jenks (11)
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