Live Music Clubs Memphis might be best known for being the heart of the country s live blues scene. Blues bar after blues bar can be found along the famous Beale Street in downtown Memphis. Even places where music would be the last thing you would expect seem to sneak in a blues act or two a week. Huey s has four locations around Memphis, and all feature some of the best blues around, not to mention their delicious burgers. Even Silky O Sullivan s, an Irish pub, features live blues singers backed up by two grand pianos. One of Beale Street s most popular blues clubs is called the Rum Boogie Cafe. Besides pulling in the area s best local musicians, national acts frequent this Memphis hotspot. Other notable Memphis live music venues include, Blue Monkey, Black Diamond, B.B. King s and Newby s Bar Restaurant.