We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, Memphis. The pandemic isn’t over (just because we’re over it) but as vaccinations roll out and the weather stays gorgeous, live music is slowly coming back! Save the date for upcoming shows from the River Series at Maria Montessori and the Levitt Shell.
The River Series
The River Series takes place at the Harbor Town Amphitheater, a hidden venue with a killer view behind Maria Montessori School (near Miss Cordelia’s). The Series is back for two shows this spring: May 22 with Amy LaVere & Will Sexton and June 5 with The Reigning Sound, which will feature Greg Cartwright and the band’s original line-up celebrating the release of their new album A Little More Time With the Reigning Sound, recorded in Memphis with Scott Bomar.
The concerts will be limited to 100 people and tickets are $50 each – that includes a cold brew from Wiseacre and a little something from Miss Cordelia’s to snack on. Plus, you can bring your own food and drink if you like. Get all the details and buy tickets at RiverSeries.org!
The Levitt Shell
The Levitt Shell’s annual ticketed Orion Shell Yeah! Benefit Concert Series is returning in 2021 and will feature several local and regional musicians. The historic venue, in partnership with chef Kelly English and a team of local, Memphis chefs will curate a unique, picnic style dinner dubbed “Tasty Compositions” for each concert to help enhance the magical experience being back on the lawn after more than a year. Presented by Roadshow BMW, the series will be limited capacity with safe, social-distanced pod experiences on the Shell lawn. Dates for the series include: May 6 & 20, June 3 &17 and July 1 &15. The Levitt Shell will announce featured artists one month at a time. May 6 will be the North Mississippi All-Stars and May 20 will be Tank & the Bangas. All shows will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets for North Mississippi All Stars go on sale Friday, April 9 are available for $270 without food per pod (up to 6 people) or $400 with food.
Proceeds from these ticketed shows will help to power the free concerts you know and love which are set to return this fall. Head to LevittShell.org to learn more about the series and all the participating chefs!