Have you ever found yourself bored on a Memphis Night, but your wallet is screaming for you to stay at home? As a family of 6, I can definitely relate to being bored and a little light on cash. If you have never been to the Levitt Shell......YOU MUST ATTEND!!!!!! The Levitt Shell host free live music concerts every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 7:30pm - 9:30pm. These concerts start go from May-July and September - October. Yes, free music concerts, 4 nights a week, for 5 months!!!!!! Click here for the Levitt Shell website.
During these 5 months, my car will always contains a blanket, 2 folding chairs, and a bubble maker in the trunk. I pack some snacks, maybe buy a pizza, definitely some beer or wine and prepare to enjoy myself. The kids and I dance all night long to rock n' roll, bluegrass, jazz, blues, R &B, hip-hop and gospel. If we get too hot, we grab some Mempops. Although the Banana Nutella Mempop is my favorite, they also have a stand just for adults. Yes, alcohol popsicles made with some amazing fresh flavors from Mempops.
But if Mempops aren't you thing (although that would be odd) there are always at least 3 different food trucks available. I have enjoyed everything from American-Gourmet sliders to Kebobs to Mediterranean and even Sushi!!!! Oh let's not forget some good ol'Memphis BBQ too. These always pair well with a nice beer from the TapBox. And like a faithful friend, The TapBox is always, ALWAYS, there.
At the Levitt Shell, there's no racism. People of every creed and color come together to enjoy music and dance. My kids are able to be kids and I'm able to be me! There is no crime, no shootings, no robberies, no theft, just friends. Memphis truly shines out there on the Green. Honestly, there's nothing more magical than this.
So what do you need to bring in order to truly enjoy the Levitt Shell?
-Something to sit on. Either a blanket or a chair.
-Something to eat or money to buy something to eat.
-Definitely something to drink or money to buy something to drink.
And that's it!
Oh, get there early, like around 6:45pm because parking can be a pretty thick.