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The Levitt Shell (formerly Overton Park Shell and Shell Theater) is an open-air amphitheater located in Overton Park, Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley gave his first paid concert there on July 30, 1954.
The Overton Park Shell was built in 1936 by the City of Memphis and the Works Progress Administration for $11,935, as part of the New Deal. Designed by architect Max Furbringer, it was modeled after similar shells in Chicago, New York, and St. Louis. The WPA built 27 band shells, the Overton Park Shell is one of only a few that still remain.
During the 1930s and 1940s, the Shell was the site of Memphis Open Air Theater orchestral shows, along with various light opera and musicals. However, on July 30, 1954, Elvis Presley opened for headliner Slim Whitman, and performed what music historians call the first-ever rock and roll show. Memphis Music Beale Street beale street music festival
Memphis, Tennessee is called the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock n Roll. While visiting town or anytime listen to the heart & soul of Memphis Music. Beale Street beale street music festival
B. B. King's Bluesville is a Sirius XM Radio channel devoted to blues music. It plays a mix of traditional blues, modern blues, rockin blues and soul or "finger poppin" blues. Memphis Music Beale Street beale street music festival
The only all Elvis all the time radio station, broadcasting live from Graceland. The early years, the classics, the comebacks, rarities, live tracks and basically everything Elvis ever recorded. Memphis Music Beale Street beale street music festival