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Levitt Shell

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

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Elvis' first paid concert

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Rebecca O
Ridgewood, New York
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Ridgewood, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 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.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 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 September 3, 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 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 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 August 7, 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!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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!

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