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Levitt Shell

Overton Park, Memphis, Memphis, TN 38112
+1 901-272-2722
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Free music and rock n' roll history!!

What a magical place! Too bad there are only 50 free concerts. The place to be June thru... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
lookingfor28s
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Early Elvis History

In Overton Park, this is where Elvis played his first paid concert, July 30th, 1954, opening for... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Paulette V
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“overton park” (25 reviews)
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Overton Park, Memphis, Memphis, TN 38112
Midtown
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

What a magical place! Too bad there are only 50 free concerts. The place to be June thru October. Have seen great local Memphis bands and internationally known groups such as Nora Jones, Roseanne Cash and St Paul and the Broken Bones.

Thank lookingfor28s
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

In Overton Park, this is where Elvis played his first paid concert, July 30th, 1954, opening for Slim Whitman. Just did a drive-by on the way to St Jude's.

1  Thank Paulette V
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Visited "the Shell" as part of a guided tour - hot sunny day & the area was being set up for a concert - interesting history & how it's still a popular entertainment venue

1  Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Although I’ve never attended a performance at the LS, it continues to be a true historical icon simply due the fact that it’s the site of Elvis’s first billed performance on July 30, 1954. I visited a week or so ago with an old buddy...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

because of the the shell and the sound system, you can hear the music without distortion to the back of the amphitheater. Also, because of the angle of the ground you can easily see the stage from anywhere in the venue. Further, although it can...More

1  Thank mznia
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The spirit of Elvis was all around this site you can sit up on the hill and take in the energy of this site you can just imagine Elvis playing to his screaming fans here, there were also some friendly locals there who were more...More

1  Thank karenandsteven
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Levitt Shell is a staple here in Memphis. They offer a free concert series in the summer. There are usually food trucks, seating on the lawn, drinking, dancing, and fun.

1  Thank mrandmrsarndt
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Went on a musical bus tour were we had a young girl as our guide and singing Elvis, Johnny Cash and other famous local artist. We stopped here and had a chance of getting on stage and playing a guitar. The sound was amazing

Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a classic 1930s to 1950s performance shell like a miniature "Hollywood Bowl". Therefore, is is a good music experience, sitting on the lawn or lawn chair on a weekend evening. In the summer, they offer free music events that are relaxed, friendly and...More

Thank Van P
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

What a treat ! Memphis is very fortunate to have such an awesome venue that provides free parking, free concerts, and pet friendly. The grounds are well kept. Nice deck areas w fans and string lights. Can't wait to return.

Thank Shannon T
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