Overton Park Shell 2024 Summer and Fall Concert Lineup

The 2024 Orion Free Concert Series features 34 free shows to see from May 17 to October 12. The lineup includes Memphis legends and notable traveling acts.

The free concerts at the historic bandshell is a beloved tradition. Sit back in the grass or in your lawn chair and enjoy a nights of funk, soul, hip-hop, house music and more.

Below is the schedule for both the spring and fall lineups.

Overton Park Shell during concert
Craig Thompson

2024 Summer Schedule

  • May 17-19 | Dreamfest Weekend
  • May 24 | Lukah ft. Hope Clayburn & The Fire Salamander
  • May 26 | Sunset Symphony
  • May 30 | Black Opry Revue
  • May 31 | Bodywerk
  • June 1 | Laura Denisse
  • June 6 | Sister Hazel
  • June 7 | Kings & Associates
  • June 8 | Perpetual Groove
  • June 13 | Cedric Burnside
  • June 14 | Lamont Landers
  • June 15 | Blvck Hippie
  • June 20 | Magnolias
  • June 21 | Talibah Safiya ft. MadameFraankie
  • June 22 | Sweet Lizzy Project
  • June 27 | Shamarr Allen
  • June 28 | Cowboy Mouth
  • June 29 | Stax Music Academy
2024 summer schedule graphic of lineup for free concert series

2024 Fall Schedule:

  • August 30 | MonoNeon
  • August 31 | Matthew Sweet (Memphis Powerpop Festival)
  • September 7 | Cyrena Wages
  • September 13 | Healy
  • September 14 | MBAA Gospel Night ft. Tennessee Mass Choir
  • September 20 | Canti Records
  • September 27 | Aaron James
  • September 28 | The Bar-Kays
  • September 29 | Opera Goes to Broadway (Opera Memphis)
  • October 4 | Los Yesterdays
  • October 5 | Memphis Harvest Band
  • October 12 | Ruthie Foster + North Mississippi Allstars (Country Blues Festival)
  • October 20 | Shakespeare at the Shell (Tennessee Shakespeare Co.)
2024 fall schedule graphic of lineup for free concert series

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. 

Here's the Shell Yeah! Benefit Series schedule which currently includes Sierra Ferrel.

Don’t miss out on all the Memphis goodness!

About the Author

Hello! I'm Jalyn Souchek, the Director of Content for I Love Memphis Blog! I love calling the 901 home. When I'm not running the blog you can find me cheering on the Grizzlies, at a concert, exploring a new restaurant or kicking back at one of our breweries. I hope you'll love experiencing Memphis with me.

Build your perfect Memphis meal:

I love to eat so if I were to have only one meal left.. I’m going all out. I’d start with an app of Gumbo Fries from Blue City Cafe or Bayou Fries from Chef Tam, wings from Good Fortune or Central’s (honey gold and Jamaican Jerk), potato salad from Fat Larry’s, side of bbq spaghetti from Bar-B-Q Shop, and fried okra from Soul Fish. All paired with a Beale Street Brewing Space Age Sippin’.

Your most memorable Memphis moment:

College GameDay on Beale Street. That was an electric and perfect morning. I was still working in news then and was able to take it in up close and on the stage at some points. The fun and joy of everyone down there that morning is unbeatable.

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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