See Big Star, Queen and the Rolling Stones for Free During the Summer Concert Film Series

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 19th 2013 2161 0

There's no reason to stop going to the Levitt Shell when their early summer live concert series ends on July 13th. The Shell is hosting a different kind of live music from July 18th though August 24th – they're hosting Indie Memphis' third annual summer concert film series.


During the Concert Film Series, the Indie Memphis crew screens classic live concerts from some of the greatest bands in history. They're run just like regular Shell shows; they're family friendly and you can bring picnics and chairs. They're also the only way you'll ever be able to see some of these bands for free.

Here's this year's schedule: 

July 18: "Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest" (1986)

(I can vouch for this one – it's a staple of Christmas Eve dinners at my dad's house. It's amazing, and even Freddy Mercury can't resist playing air guitar to Bohemian Rhapsody.)

July 27: The Doors Live at the Bowl '68

August 3: Big Easy Express  (2011)

August 10: The Rolling Stones: Rock & Roll Circus (1968) / Some Girls Live in Texas '78 

Saturday, August 17: Paul McCartney & Wings: Rockshow (1975-76) 

And they've saved the biggest one for last:

August 24: Big Star: Live in Memphis (1994)

The films will all start at dusk, and they're free. You can bring your own food and drinks, or you can buy them from vendors at the show.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Jason Peck says:

    This is an awesome blog. Keep up the great work.

    Sincerely, Jason Peck – Memphis Artist

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