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Levitt Shell

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lori L
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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
Memphis, Tennessee
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

In a city known for it's music, Levitt Shell is a highlight: free concerts featuring a wide range of musicians. I love the Shell because it brings together a diverse crowd of people who are uniting over a common love of music. Go early and get a good spot - bring your blanket and a cooler, if you like. If... More 

Thank Memphisgirl2014
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I visited the Levitt Shell on my last day in Memphis. This is a beautiful park with several wonderful attractions. However, I wanted to visit where Elvis held his first large Memphis concert. I wanted to touch history. As I walked around the area I felt the presence of greatness. Such wonderful music has been played there. It was a... More 

Thank Sylvia S
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I might be a bit biased since I volunteer for the Levitt Shell but it's a truly exceptional group of people that work tirelessly to put on 50 free concerts a year in an effort to provide free, family friendly entertainment to the people of Memphis. Their mission of bring people from all walks of life together to enjoy the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We love the Levitt Shell! Each concert has such a great vibe with every generation enjoying free music. It's hard to believe that the Shell is 80 years old and is the first place Elvis Presley ever played in concert! Music and American history!

Thank lookingfor28s
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We decided to attend the free concert at the Levitt Shell on June 30th. It was overrun by people and there was not near enough parking available. It is a beautiful setting in an amazing park, but the sound equipment left much to be desired. People near us on the grass were constantly talking so we could not hear the... More 

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