$5 “security fee” returns to Beale Street this weekend

MEMPHIS,Tenn. — If you visit historic Beale Street on Friday or Saturday night, you’ll be required to pay a $5 “security fee,” the Downtown Memphis Commission announced Thursday.

The commission announced the $5 security fee would resume on Friday and Saturday nights “due to historic visitor trends and the forecast for great weather.”

The commission said the fee is used “to help reduce crowd sizes and create the best possible visitor experience on Beale.”

The charge begins at 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.

It is unclear how long the fee will be required.