Stars At The Shell With Los Lobos and Lucinda Williams (Giveaway Ended)
I’m giving away a pair of GA tickets to each of the congrats to the winners Paul and Samantha!
Levitt Shell’s “Stars at the Shell” concerts feature Los Lobos on Friday November 3 and Lucinda Williams on Saturday, November 4.
If you want to enter to win, leave a comment on this post saying why you love the Shell. I will do random drawings for both shows on Monday, Oct. 30 at 9 a.m.
Daniel has all of the info on Stars at the Shell, plus his opinion on this popular Memphis music venue, so keep reading.
When I think about Memphis, I think about music…and BBQ, and the Grizzlies, and the Mississippi, and many other things… but music is probably the first thing that comes to mind.
We have such a diverse cultural and artistic scenery that you can find live music anywhere you go – soul, blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, hip hop – and everything in between and beyond. Music is embedded in Memphis’ DNA, and the Levitt Shell is a part of that. The Levitt Shell presents more than 50 free concerts every year, featuring artists from all over the world.
How do they pay for all of this? The answer is mostly four words: Stars at the Shell.
The Shell’s free programming is supported by the generosity of the community (those buckets they pass around at every show) and private sponsors (kudos to them!) Also, they host a two-day long fundraising concert series called “Stars at the Shell”. These two shows are the only two events that Levitt Shell sells tickets for in the whole year!
Stars at the Shell 2017 starts on Friday, November 3rd with the three-time Grammy Award-winning American rock band Los Lobos. Have you heard the song La Bamba (or seen the movie)? Well, these guys are the ones who recorded the hit-song in 1987, which reached No. 1 in the U.S. and U.K. singles charts that same year.
The starry nights continue on Saturday, November 4th with Americana songstress and hit-maker Lucinda Williams. Her repertoire includes American rock, folk, blues, and country music, so I have no doubt she has an extraordinary show prepared for Memphis.
General admission tickets are $20 for Los Lobos and $25 for Lucinda Williams; there is also reserved and preferred seating available for Lucinda Williams’ show and you can find more about them here.
Kids below the age of 12 enter for free in the general admission area. As always, you can bring lawn chairs and blankets to the general admission area, but leave food and drinks at home as these will be sold at the even. Pets also stay at home this time. Gates open at 6 pm.
You can purchase your tickets online (www.levittshell.org), at any of the Levitt Shell’s Fall free concerts (Thursday – Sundays, 7 pm – 8:30 pm), or at their box office (420 N. Cleveland on Mondays 10 am – 2 pm).
How To Win The Free General Admission Tickets (this part is from Holly)
We have been doing more giveaways (basically weekly) on the blog, so you hopefully know the drill by now. Leave us a comment on this very blog post saying why you love the Levitt Shell. I’ll do two drawings – it’s all random, including which show you win – on Monday, October 30 at 9 a.m. I’ll email the winners then to confirm. What *I* would do, if I had the cash, is go ahead and buy a pair of tickets for myself, then enter the contest anyways. Now, if you win, you can surprise some friends with the extra pair and win major cool points.
Why I Love The Levitt Shell
The Shell is one of my favorite music outlets in Memphis. It’s an 80+ years old concert stage in Overton Park, but hey! Don’t let the Shell’s age turn you off, because when it comes to building community through music, there is no place like it.
When each of the Levitt Shell’s free concert series kick off, few places in town are as vibrant. There’s music, food trucks, beer, and tons of people (all of which I love) under Memphis’s blue sky (which I also love).
Just last year they finished major renovations that allow them to host bigger crowds and accommodate exceptional artists and musical groups with large-scale productions. The Levitt Shell truly brings music, nature, family, and community together in a remarkable way.
Stars At The Shell 2017
November 3 and 4, 2017
gates at 6 p.m.
$20 – $25 +
About The Author
Daniel Bastardo is a Venezuelan scientist at St. Jude with a genuine love for Memphis. He is a runner and social media enthusiast who is passionate about all things local. Find him on all social media outlets as @dbastardo27.