Levitt Shell

1928 Poplar Ave (at Overton Park), Memphis, TN 38104, United States
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    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
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    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
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  • The Commercial Appeal

    The summer concert series is a great way to get out with the family. Plus they're free! Read more

    The Commercial Appeal · June 4, 2010
  • Kerry C.

    The summer shows at Levitt Shell are free - bring a blanket, a picnic and your friends.

    Kerry Crawford · June 13, 2011
  • The Commercial Appeal

    Built in 1936, the Shell once hosted acts like Elvis and Big Star. After years of disrepair it reopened in 2008 with help from the Levitt Foundation and is once again a great place to see live music.

    The Commercial Appeal · February 18, 2011
  • Kerry C.

    Go to the free kid-friendly concerts on Tuesdays and Saturdays in July. Read more

    Kerry Crawford · June 7, 2010
  • Memphis Travel

    1954, Elvis played his first paid gig at the Shell. The headline act that evening and big star at the time was Slim Whitman. Elvis stole the show and Whitman went on to sell over 100 million albums.

    Memphis Travel · January 13, 2012
  • Graceland

    Elvis Presley is returning for an encore performance at the famous Levitt Shell in Overton Park on Saturday, August 4, 2012.

    Graceland · July 16, 2012
  • Kerry C.

    All of the shows at the Levitt Shell are free and kid-friendly. Check the calendar for kid-focused day shows, too.

    Kerry Crawford · November 15, 2011
  • Lizzzzzzay

    It's movie season!! Bring your own food and drinks and a big comfy blanket! it'll be the highlight of your weekend!

    Lizzzzzzay · July 10, 2011
  • Jessica G.

    Since you're at the Levitt Shell bring a blanket, some ice cold refreshments and your camera! Enjoy some live music! Follow @levittshell and me @jgrammer on twitter #memphisISmusic

    Jessica Grammer · May 19, 2012
  • Jim G.

    Listen to a free concert

    Jim Greer · June 13, 2010
  • Joe S.

    Great free concert venue. Check their schedule of over 50 concerts per year.

    Joe Spake · June 6, 2013
  • Tony

    Built in 1936. Recognized venue of Elvis' first professional rock-n-roll show, the Levitt Shell is an outdoor performing arts pavilion in the heart of Midtown, Memphis in the beautiful Overton Park.

    Tony · June 1, 2013
  • Shannon L.

    The free shows are really relaxed and fun. Bring a cooler and hang out.

    Shannon Little · September 5, 2011
  • David H.

    Bring a blanket, some nosh and a friend or two. A lightweight jacket or sweater wouldn't hurt as it tends to get cold in the fall. Excellent shows though.

    David Hill · October 15, 2010
  • Rebecca W

    Great concert atmosphere. Bring a blanket and you favorite take-out to enjoy during the show.

    Rebecca W · October 10, 2010
  • Dan B.

    Great concert venue and thanks to city and kind donors the concerts are free! Go. Support. Enjoy!

    Dan Bureau · June 8, 2013
  • Glyn V.

    Summer Concert Series is the best free thing to do in Memphis. Grab a group of friends, a blanket and a cooler, you're golden. Bound to hear some incredible acts too - FO FREE!

    Glyn Vandenberg · January 11, 2012
  • Jeff K.

    When at the free concert series, it's a good idea to go pee at 7:30 just before the show starts.

    Jeff Kinzer · June 9, 2014
  • Tony

    Every year the Levitt Shell puts on more than 50 free concerts in the heart of Midtown Memphis, made possible by the generous support of the community and encouraging common ground through the arts.

    Tony · June 1, 2013
  • Joe S.

    Great outdoor venue; and it's FREE!

    Joe Spake · December 2, 2012
  • Sid P.

    Get a pizza from the Hi Tone, some cold beers and enjoy the awesome atmosphere.

    Sid P · June 19, 2010
  • Jetset Extra

    On any given spring or summer night a diverse crowd of several hundred attendees spread out picnic blankets and lawn chairs on the gentle hill leading down to the stage. Read more

    Jetset Extra · July 30, 2013
  • Brittany K.

    Last summer dirty dozen brass band came for free. Doesn't get much better.

    Brittany Kitchens · February 8, 2011
  • Shiloh R.

    Circle been sold, iraqi's will run it in oct, already not restocking

    Shiloh Reynolds · September 11, 2010
  • Sam H.

    If you bring your dog you have to sit outside the concrete walkway... No big deal, just a heads up.

    Sam Hatch · June 5, 2010

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