Levitt Shell

Music Venue and Concert Hall
Evergreen Historic District, Memphis
  • Tony
    "50 free concerts in the heart of Midtown Memphis"(4 Tips)
    The Commercial Appeal
    "The summer concert series is a great way to get out with the family."(3 Tips)
    Jetset Extra
    "picnic blankets and lawn chairs"(2 Tips)
    Tim E.
    "Nice park and great place for a concert"(4 Tips)
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  • Jose C.
    Beautiful outdoor amphitheatre. Bring a cooler and a blanket. Great free spring and fall music acts that you'll find at other venues for charge. Located in Overton Park containing zoo, golf, trails
    Jose Carias · October 3, 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ayla B.
    The Summer concert series is great for families and get-togethers. Always have great shows!
    Ayla Beers · June 14, 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dan B.
    Great concert venue and thanks to city and kind donors the concerts are free! Go. Support. Enjoy!
    Dan Bureau · June 8, 2013
  • Joe S.
    Great free concert venue. Check their schedule of over 50 concerts per year.
    Joe Spake · June 6, 2013
  • Shannon L.
    The free shows are really relaxed and fun. Bring a cooler and hang out.
    Shannon Little · September 5, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rebecca W
    Great concert atmosphere. Bring a blanket and you favorite take-out to enjoy during the show.
    Rebecca W · October 10, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kerry C.
    Go to the free kid-friendly concerts on Tuesdays and Saturdays in July. Read more
    Kerry Crawford · June 7, 2010
  • Kerry C.
    The summer shows at Levitt Shell are free - bring a blanket, a picnic and your friends.
    Kerry Crawford · June 13, 2011
  • Sid P.
    Get a pizza from the Hi Tone, some cold beers and enjoy the awesome atmosphere.
    Sid P · June 19, 2010
  • Jacque P.
    Free Summer Music Concert lineup for 2015 is amazing!
    Jacque P · June 28, 2015
  • Prakruthi P.
    Hey Levitt Shell, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more
    Prakruthi Phaniraj · April 9, 2015
  • Brittany K.
    Last summer dirty dozen brass band came for free. Doesn't get much better.
    Brittany Kitchens · February 8, 2011
  • Tim E.
    Nice park and great place for a concert
    Tim Edwards · October 17, 2015
  • Joe S.
    Great outdoor venue; and it's FREE!
    Joe Spake · December 2, 2012
  • Shiloh R.
    Circle been sold, iraqi's will run it in oct, already not restocking
    Shiloh Reynolds · September 11, 2010
  • Jim G.
    Listen to a free concert
    Jim Greer · June 13, 2010
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