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Levitt Shell

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Address: Overton Park, Memphis, Memphis, TN 38112
Phone Number: 9012722722
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Free and family friendly

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Erin C
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank Erin C
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed July 3, 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Love it, bring in your own food & drink and enjoy a free concert. Perfect date night on a budget. Kid friendly and pet friendly. This is why I love Memphis!

1 Thank Roitz
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Being at the Levitt shell for a free Ballet performance was incredible. It's perfectly cushioned in a grove that allows for nice shade while your outside. The landscaping is well kept and they provide drinks, small foods, and restrooms. If you have the chance to catch a show there, DO IT!

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely free. This is an open air amphitheater in Overton Park, in Memphis, Tn. Get there a little early so you can get a parking place. You will walk only about 100-200 yards to the amphitheater. Bring a blanket and folding chairs. This is a kid and family friendly environment. They do serve beer and people may get a little... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Yes, free. Outside. Bring drinks and a big basket with snacks or dinner. Sit on the lawn, lean back and enjoy the show.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This attraction has concerts, most of which are free, mainly in the summer. It is outdoors so take a blanket or lawn chairs. You can take a picnic basket or buy food there. Lots of babies and young children.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I love the Levitt Shell Summer Concert Series, can't wait until they begin this year. It is so nice to see multi-generational families enjoying a picnic on the lawn, music under the stars, and little tykes . This is the best value in town- I really hate to post this review, rather just keep it 'our little secret'- but gotta... More 

1 Thank mmemphis2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I dig the Shell's concert series that runs May to September. A lot of new acts come through and a few come back to play at local venues. The Shell's summer concert series runs most Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Bring a blanket or something to sit on. We usually take sand chairs, some drinkie poos and munchies to... More 

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