Beale Street Caravan

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Each week Beale Street Caravan takes listeners on a musical journey through the streets of Memphis and the crossroads of the Mississippi Delta with live, in-concert performances from true, authentic masters of blues, soul, gospel, and rock n roll traditions.

Co-Hosted by Pat Mitchell and Kevin Cubbins, the weekly program includes live musical performance, commentary and interviews, and educational series programmed by artists, scholars, and music industry insiders.

Now in its 21st year, Beale Street Caravan is a recent recipient of the ASCAP Deem Taylor Award for Radio Broadcast.

Forty original programs are produced each year.

Beale Street Caravan is also distributed via Content Depot, NPR Worldwide, Australia's CBAA, Soundcloud, and available as a podcast.


132 Pieces

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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a star-studded lineup, joined together for an important cause: to defend the integrity of Memphis’ drinki...

Bought by KIYU-FM


  • Added: Feb 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a special performance of Big Star’s ‘Third,’ featuring Jody Stephens and friends. Grammy nominated blues...

Bought by KIYU-FM, WYAP, and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Feb 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have blues fusion multi-instrumentalist, Ryan Lee Crosby. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with...

Bought by KIYU-FM, WYAP, and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Feb 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the energetic sounds of the Lucky 7 Brass Band. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us t...

Bought by KCNP, KIYU-FM, WYAP, and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have R&B all-stars Streeter and the Tribe. The band is led by Memphis-bred drummer, Charles Streeter, who spen...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KIYU-FM, WYAP, and KIYU-FM


  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have soul rockin’ Memphis mainstays, the Reba Russell Band. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be wit...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KIYU-FM, WYAP, and KIYU-FM


  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have soul legend and Fat Possum recording artist, Don Bryant, along with Memphis’ own, The Bo-Keys. Later in t...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KMUW, WYAP, and KIYU-FM


  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have a relatively new band from Memphis’ jazz-soul scene, KO & The Crew, performing for “Don’t Let Me Down,” a...

Bought by KIYU-FM, WYAP, and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the soulful sounds of Kortland Whalum in a special show, live from the Green Room at Crosstown Arts. Gra...

Bought by KCNP, KIYU-FM, WYAP, and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have treasured local rock group, Dirty Streets, performing for “Don’t Let Me Down,” a livestream series during...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KIYU-FM, WYAP, and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week’s episode features G. E. Smith and LeRoy Bell celebrating the release of their new album, Stony Hill. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Da...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have locally grown rock band, Reigning Sound, live from Harbor Town, in downtown Memphis. The band was founded...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KCNP, KIYU-FM, and WFHB


  • Added: Nov 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Stax guitar heroes Harold Beane, Bobby Manuel, and Skip Pitts, in a special presentation of the Master...

Bought by KCNP and KIYU-FM


  • Added: Nov 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, the group Cha Wa delivers the sound of New Orleans brass bands and the style and energy of Mardi Gras Indians in...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, and WFHB


  • Added: Jan 05, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beale Street Caravan is the Concert to Protect our Aquifer. The annual fundraiser features appearances from Tom Paxton, The Accidental...

Bought by KIYU-FM


  • Added: Jan 19, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we bring back Dirty Streets as they celebrate the release of their latest project, "Who's Gonna Love You", live ...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KIYU-FM, and WFHB


  • Added: Feb 02, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, listen to a special anniversary performance from Booker T. Jones and Stax Music Academy Alumni, the Franklin Bro...

Bought by KCNP, KIYU-FM, WFHB, and KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Mar 23, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we have Memphis favorites, Lucero. The band celebrated the release of their new album, Should've Learned by Now,...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash. and WFHB


  • Added: Apr 06, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we visit Growlers in midtown Memphis to catch an electrifying double header. Up first, blues rocker Jared James ...

Bought by KCNP, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KIYU-FM, and WFHB


  • Added: Apr 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan, we return to the blues with Memphis' native son, Chris Pitts and The Memphis Prime, live from Ground Zero Blues ...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 11, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1