Editorial Results (free)
1. Board Rejects Plan To Add Shipping Containers At Shell
- Friday, July 28, 2017
A plan to add metal shipping containers at the Levitt Shell has been rejected by the Shelby County Board of Adjustment.
The board on Wednesday, July 26, voted down the proposal submitted by Levitt Shell officials, which called for using shipping containers to permanently house and consolidate the venue’s beverage and merchandising operations.
2. Cooper-Young Getting New Coffee House
- Thursday, July 06, 2017
945 Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Amount: $85,750
Application Date: July 2017
3. Levitt Shell Seeks to Use Shipping Containers
- Friday, June 30, 2017
The Levitt Shell could be getting a new look in the coming months. Representatives from the popular Overton Park concert venue have applied for a conditional use permit with the Shelby County Board of Adjustment to add repurposed shipping containers to be used as a permanent retail structure.
4. Levitt Shell Adds $4M In Renovations
- Tuesday, December 08, 2015
It was a perfect day for sledding in the bowl of the Levitt Shell once the crushed ice was tossed down the slope by a droning spreader.
The boundary by the shell stage was a bit closer than normal as construction crews have already begun preliminary work for the $4 million in renovations and new facilities the Levitt Shell Foundation announced Sunday, Dec. 6. The group already has raised $2 million toward the project.
5. Levitt Shell Modernizes With $4M In Renovations and Additions
- Monday, December 07, 2015
The Levitt Shell will add new sound and light systems and load-in area as well as a gathering place for food and concessions from two adapted trolley cars and have four permanent hilltop spaces with wooden decks for private parties.
- Monday, October 19, 2015
Cooper-Young’s Rocktober music series continues Monday through Thursday, Oct. 19-22, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Performers include Richard Jones (Oct. 19), Loveland Duren (Oct. 20), Anne Schorr (Oct. 21) and Nancy Apple (Oct. 22). Concerts continue throughout October. Visit cooperyoung.com.
- Thursday, February 06, 2014
The Association of Fundraising Professionals will meet Thursday, Feb. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christian Brothers University’s Sabbatini Lounge, 650 East Parkway S. Jeremy Park, president of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will discuss his book, “Giving Back With Purpose.” Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit afpmemphis.org.
- Wednesday, February 05, 2014
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Feb. 5, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Business consultant Lane Carrick will speak. Cost is $17. RSVP at Lee Hughes at email@example.com.
- Saturday, February 01, 2014
The University of Memphis will host its Black History Month opening ceremony and presentation of the Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. James L. Netters Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre, 470 University St. Visit memphis.edu for a schedule of other Black History Month activities.
10. Rockin’ Summer
- Friday, July 12, 2013
Just shy of 40 years after the band Big Star last played at the Overton Park Shell, the short-lived Memphis band is about to have a bigger summer locally than it could have envisioned in 1974.
A long-awaited documentary about what has become the city’s most famous unknown band opens Friday, July 12, in a movie theater at the epicenter of the 1970s Memphis environment the band lived its short life in.
11. Tuohy Shares Story at Lipscomb Pitts Event
- Monday, November 19, 2012
Some stories are so powerful that they don’t seem to get old, no matter how often they’re repeated.
That’s the effect Sean Tuohy’s remarks seemed to have on a crowd gathered for an evening reception Thursday, Nov. 15, at Independent Bank’s office tower in East Memphis.
12. ‘A Unifier’
- Friday, May 25, 2012
The Levitt Shell recently kicked off its season of free public concerts with its most well-attended opening weekend to date, continuing a 75-year tradition of bringing together Memphians from all walks of life to enjoy music in Overton Park.
13. Levitt Shell Opens Spring Season
- Monday, May 07, 2012
The Levitt Shell opens its spring 2012 season with a kid-friendly schedule shift and an serendipitous focus on music and dance groups with roots in Africa. The new season will include as many free shows as the previous season, however they are spread out over a longer period of time, May 17 through July 1.
14. Music Commission Announces Emissaries of Memphis Music
- Friday, February 03, 2012
The Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission has announced its 2012 Emissaries of Memphis Music.
The eight women selected will receive their accolades at a celebration March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
15. Outward Sound
- Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Over the next several months, Memphis music lovers will be outdoors frequently in anticipation of good company, a relaxing evening and great tunes.
And performers of all stripes and levels of success – from storytellers to Southern guitar gods to an orchestra pumping out the swinging sounds of the 1930s – will be on deck to give them all that and more.
16. Musical Milestone
- Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Mortimer Levitt was a businessman who built an empire of menswear stores around the country and who also had a deep love of the arts.
So much so that Levitt, who died in 2005, also is the namesake of a foundation set up to fund arts and community-related projects around the country.
17. Concert Film Series Keeps Shine On Levitt Shell
- Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A free outdoor film series will kick off this weekend at the Levitt Shell in Midtown Memphis’ Overton Park.
Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Radiohead, B.B. King, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, U2 and the Rolling Stones are just some of the artists that will be featured in the series, which is presented by Indie Memphis and the Levitt Shell.
- Friday, June 17, 2011
The Center City Commission Diversity Committee will meet Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at 114 N. Main St.
- Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Talk Shoppe will present “Benefit from the Wealth of Services Offered by the Shelby County Extension Service” Wednesday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Hyatt Place, 9161 Winchester Road. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
20. Big Season Planned for Levitt Shell’s 75th Year
- Friday, May 06, 2011
With three full seasons of free, family-oriented concerts under its belt, the Levitt Shell in Overton Park has finally settled into the psyche of the Memphis live music community. Even so, its spring 2011 season will bring changes.
21. Levitt Shell Preps for Spring Season, Big Star Tribute
- Monday, May 10, 2010
The Levitt Shell in Overton Park took Memphis by storm in its inaugural season by offering free music on themed-genre nights. This season, the schedule is being thrown out the window.
From May 20 to June 20, the Levitt Shell will offer five free weekly concerts featuring local and out-of-town artists in Latin, soul and R&B, Americana, children’s music, and Memphis.
22. Levitt Shell Comes to Life With Spring Concert Season
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The Levitt Shell in Overton Park will kick off the second leg of its opening concert season May 28 with free concerts for families seeking fresh air and fun. And those involved at the historic venue anticipate a strong finish to the season, just months after a massive renovation brought the Midtown landmark back to life.
23. Shell’s Concert Season Begins Thursday
- Wednesday, September 03, 2008
It was built for less than $12,000 in the 1930s by the city of Memphis and the Works Progress Administration.
But to relaunch the Levitt Shell at Overton Park – which the city closed a few years ago after years of inactivity and disrepair – it took a $1.3 million renovation plus the addition of new equipment, volunteers, staff, an office space and much more. That effort was years in the making, and it culminates Thursday night with the kickoff of the new shell’s inaugural concert season.