Overton Park Shell 2023 Fall Concert Lineup

Overton Park Shell free concerts may be over for the summer but there are still 10+ upcoming free concerts and festivals for this fall.

Here's the full lineup.

This year, the Overton Park Shell is partnering with the Deaf Connect of the Mid-South to include Certified Deaf Interpreters on the stage providing an inclusive concert experience.

Overton Park Shell's 2023 FALL Concert Lineup

9/1 - Los Rakas w/ Special Guests
9/2 - Memphis PowerPop Presents The Baseball Project
9/8 - Thee Sinseers
9/9 - Black Joe Lewis
9/15 - Dirty Streets
9/16 - Al Kapone
9/22 – Jeremie Albino
9/23 - Memphis Country Blues Festival
9/29 - Spree Wilson
9/30 - Telmary

10/6 - Morgan James
10/15 - Shakespeare at The Shell

Memphis Black Arts Alliance Pre-Show Series

For the third straight year, the Overton Park Shell is partnering with the Memphis Black Arts Alliance for the MBAA Pre-Show Series. Pre-shows start at 5:45 pm and will feature 9 acts throughout the season.

9/01 - Alvin McKinney  
9/08 - Cequita Monique
9/09 - Ursulla Green
9/15 - Memphis Black Arts Alliance (Group)
9/16 - Ayan Alexis
9/22 - Rozelle Creative & Performing Arts Elementary School
9/29 - Sari
9/30 - Wyndie Oh
10/06 - Larry Springfield

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Things To Know Before You Go To An Overton Park Shell Show In Memphis

  • Bring chairs, blankets, coolers, picnics, any of your own food and drink – or enjoy the beer and food for sale.
  • The shows are free, but it’s always great to bring a couple of bucks to throw in the donation buckets.
  • Most shows begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp, but I would get there at least a half-hour early to snag a good spot. (Or an hour if a good spot is really important to you!)
  • Parking is a challenge. Get there early to find a place to park, carpool, get a ride, take a Lyft, ride a bike, or walk!
  • The shows are all ages, but as with anything, parents should look up the entertainment ahead of time to be sure they’re cool with it.
  • Pets! Here's exactly what Overton Park Shell says: "Dogs on a leash are allowed at The Shell but must remain in THE PUPPY BAR (outside the main lawn seating area, behind the sidewalk). Please remember to clean up after your pets to avoid any messy accidents."

Ways To Support The Overton Park Shell

While you can always swipe your card for a quick donation during a free show at the Shell (or drop some cash in the donation bucket), there are several other ways to support this awesome free thing to do in Memphis:

What Is "Shell Yeah!" ?

When you think the Shell, you think "free concerts".

But these free shows don't grow on trees, and neither do the lights, sounds system, groundskeeping, and staffing for the shows. The Overton Park Shell really needs our donations and support in order to keep the music going. That's why they host a couple of paid concerts every year.

If you're a frequent Shell-goer, you can think of it like getting dozens concerts for the price of a few. These concerts are different from usual Shell shows because outside food and drinks aren't allowed, and pets need to stay at home. 

Overton Park Shell: About The Shell's New-Old Name

On March 3, 2022, the Shell formerly known as Levitt announced that they'd be returning to the original name of "Overton Park Shell". 

Here's what they have to say: 

The Shell has survived many eras over the past 86 years, from the original Memphis Open Air Theatre, also known as The Overton Park Shell, founded during the Great Depression through to the Levitt Shell of the past 16 years.

This historic stage has been the site of many pivotal concerts in the history of music from Elvis’s first paid gig, and what historians refer to as the first ever rock n’ roll concert, the seminal Country Blues Festivals of the 1960s and the community driven free programming of The Shell’s more contemporary years.

One thing throughout The Shell’s history is certain, this is a stage meant for Memphians and our local musical heritage.

Go There: 

Overton Park Shell Amphitheater at Overton Park
Memphis, Tennessee

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Hi Lauren ! Ok I'm super excited about the entire event ! How do artist become potential for stage lineups ? I see in July TBA ..so how's that working ? I will be traveling from Oklahoma but I do know if several bands that would be possibly interested to play Downhome Blues ..Jazz and ...🤔...Rock 😁annnd some  downright good ole Backwoods Country 😁 if needed. If there is somewhere where I could find out their formation ? Venue anything set ups ..sign up....link to drop bands bio  info etc.,. that would be awesome ! Im Looking forward to all the new information on up and coming summer concerts ! Road tripping for us ...making good vibes and music along the way 😁 Prayerfully I will be able to volunteer this year it will be my first and hopefully one of many more to come !! 

Ty! Friend ! 

Gina 😍


April 19, 2021 1:10am
Holly Whitfield

Hi Gina — not sure who your message was for but I would contact the Levitt Shell directly with your questions! LevittShell.org is a good starting point.

April 19, 2021 7:16pm
Brenda Brunner

I’m beyond excited to be in attendance of as many concerts as possible!  Let’s give a shout out to all that work tirelessly to make sure we can experience the joy of what brings everyone together and that’s MUSIC!  For those that can please make a donation in support of making all this possible!

August 14, 2022 6:08pm
Silas Gordon

I love the events you have for the people of Memphis 

August 14, 2022 9:46pm
Joanie Taylor

Like to talk with someone about having a company party. 

August 18, 2022 8:05pm
Annie Wade

Great music I truly enjoyed it.

August 19, 2022 11:20am
Paula shaffer

I love memphis

August 21, 2022 2:20pm