Levitt Shell Fall 2019 Lineup + Shell Yeah! Benefit Shows

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 3rd 2020 4617 0

Ed. Note: The Shell’s 2020 series starts on May 28 and runs through July 19. The lineup announcement is in mid-April. I will post that lineup here ASAP.

In the meantime, Wilco will perform in a special Shell Yeah benefit show on April 24th (read details here) and there’s a free jazz concert series in March and April (read details here; scroll down).


The Levitt Shell has released a preview of their fall 2019 lineup, which starts on August 31 and includes two very exciting Shell Yeah! ticketed shows.

Memphis’ Levitt Shell In Action

First, the Shell puts on more than 50 “free” shows per year. I use quotes around “free” because it’s free for our community, but it still costs money to upkeep the state-of-the-art historic facility and to pay all of the artists and professionals that make this one of the best things to do in Memphis.

Let’s keep it up and running and keep it free by making sure we make a donation this year. Another way to support is to buy a ticket to the new Shell Yeah! concert series. This fall, the two Shell Yeah! shows are Jason Isbell on September 6 and Ben Folds on October 4.

Note that for Shell Yeah! shows, you can’t bring pets, coolers, drinks, etc., but that’s so the rest of the year, you can bring all those things. There are food trucks and a bar at every show, if you don’t want the hassle of packing up a picnic.

All shows start at 7:30 p.m. sharp unless otherwise noted.

Here’s the full schedule: 

8/31 Stone Soul Picnic (special schedule 12pm-7pm)

9/6 Shell Yeah! Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (ticketed event, show at 8 p.m.)

9/12 Rob Baird

9/13 Opera Memphis

9/14 The Dip

9/15 Wealthy West

9/19 Los Colognes

9/20 Jack Oblivian & Some Sheiks

9/21 Sam Lewis

9/22 Aztec Sun

9/26 Yola Carter

9/27 The War & Treaty

9/28 Rhodes College Night (featuring Charlie Wood)

9/29 Rudi Scheidt School of Music

10/3 Trout Steak Revival

10/4 Shell Yeah! Ben Folds (ticketed event, show at 8 p.m.)

10/5 Daz Rinko

10/6 Boulevards

10/10 Red Baraat

10/11 Reverend Horton Heat

10/12 Family Show (10am)

10/12 Film: Nightmare Before Christmas

10/13 Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear


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