If you've visited Memphis you know: this city's got something for everyone. But more than anything else, the real heart of Memphis is music. Known as the "Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll" and "The Home of the Blues," we're also pretty proud of a little hometown legend named Elvis.
The real star of the summertime here is the Levitt Shell Concert Series, held in Overton Park right in the heart of downtown Memphis! Located less than three short miles from the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown, we're the perfect hotel to drop your bags and head out to catch a show under the stars.
On Thursdays through Sundays from June 1 through July 16 the Levitt Shell Concert Series presents over 50 free concerts, with this year sure to be the most soulful yet. And, yes, you read that right: all of the shows are free! It's the best way to appreciate summer in the South with friendly locals, great tunes and local gourmet bites and brews.
Locals know the deal: seating is first come, first served - so bring chairs or a blanket and arrive early for a prime spot. Pack a picnic or check out the Community Dining, featuring a rotating lineup of local food trucks, along with the Tapbox pouring draft beers.
And the deeper purpose of these shows goes beyond just gettin' your groove on - with the goal of building "community through free music and education, finding common ground in a diverse audience" the Levitt Shell Concert Series does good by doing right.
The full summer schedule is online now, so check it out, put your favorite shows on the calendar now and get ready for a summertime jam you'll never forget.