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Levitt Shell

Overton Park, Memphis, Memphis, TN 38112
+1 901-272-2722
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Site of the First Billed Performance of The Boy Who Would Be King

Although I’ve never attended a performance at the LS, it continues to be a true historical icon... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Tupelo010835
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Denton, TX
the outdoor venue perfect for listening to live music

because of the the shell and the sound system, you can hear the music without distortion to the... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
mznia
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Memphis, Tennessee
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
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“overton park” (25 reviews)
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Overton Park, Memphis, Memphis, TN 38112
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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
Reviewed 17 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
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
Reviewed 15 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
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
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
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My friends and I love going to the Shell. The grounds are wonderful and u can hear all kinds of music for free. There is a large grassy area to set up your chairs or blanket. Sometimes we bring a cooler with food and drinks...More

1  Thank Janet W
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a wonderful local gem of a place. It's got great history, and they have restored it to make it a welcoming place to hear great music! Despite a rainy evening causing a delay, the fantastic tech crew made the planned concert happen. We...More

Thank LFK1
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We went there as part of a tour. It was cool to see where he made his first public appearance. Probably would be cool to attend an actual concert here sometime.

Thank Pat A
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