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Levitt Shell

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Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Address: Overton Park, Memphis, Memphis, TN 38112
Phone Number:
+1 901-272-2722
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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Great Memories

Full disclosure - I've never attended a performance here. The draw for me is knowing that this is the site of Elvis's first billed performance. Visited today with a grandchild to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Denton, TX
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Denton, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Full disclosure - I've never attended a performance here. The draw for me is knowing that this is the site of Elvis's first billed performance. Visited today with a grandchild to explain the significance of the place. Highly Recommended

Thank Tupelo010835
Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to here some great jazz on 3/5/17. Levitt Shell in conjunction with the Memphis Public Library System offered a free concert at the Public Library on Poplar. There will be a five jazz concerts on Fridays from 3/5/17 to around 4/28/17. They offered a bar and food for sell in the lobby. Rally a nice little deal. Chairs... More 

Thank RalphCIII
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A treasure in the middle of a treasure.The "shell", no one here uses the full name, newly renovated is a great place to see local acts & occasionally nationally known performers. Set in one of the great urban parks in the country. Check for schedule info & if someone is doing a genre of music you are into give it... More 

Thank jahbeh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Where to start.... absolutely the best hidden treasure in Memphis!! Free concerts, great food, wonderful atmosphere!! 4 nights a week during the summer, check their schedule. Make it a date night. Pack a picnic dinner, wine, lawn chair and blanket. Arrive early and stay late. It's like going back in time to a simpler way of life. 10 stars!

Thank Rosa J
Memphis, Tennessee
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is such a great place to go to relax and listen to music. Take a picnic and enjoy. There are some food items that are available but mostly snacks. I have been to Levitt Shell about 5 different times and I am so glad that someone shared this information with me so I knew where to find it and... More 

Thank Jalynn C
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

love the free shows in the summer. they have shows in the fall as well but they have movies too. really cool.

Thank Lori L
Ridgewood, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Elvis gave his first paid concert here on July 30, 1954 so we had to go. We were fortunate to find on the website that they had free concerts in the shell when we were going. Coolest thing to see a concert in the same venue that Elvis was at. The sound was awesome and we could imagine what it... More 

Thank Rebecca O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Attended the Moon River Music Festival here, great outdoor venue. Lots of treed areas, bench seating and areas to sit on the grass. Lots of restroom facilities also, and free parking.

Thank Vinelandgal
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

All summer and fall long great music is played. 95% are free to the public although they pass a bucket. You can bring your picnic lunch and coolers. One of the best things in Memphis.

Thank 901Michael901
Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a really awesome venue. Best sound of any concert I've been to. Pack a cooler or check out some of the awesome food trucks. We enjoyed the small intimate feel and were able to meet the band after the show.

Thank StephanieG877

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