Entertainment starts promptly at 7:30PM for the 2019 Summer Orion Free Music Concert Series at Levitt Shell. Meeting spot by the metal arch entryway, usually set up in front of the wooden deck, will post upon arrival. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Picnic baskets, beverages, blankets, and lawn chairs are always welcome. Alcohol is permitted for patrons 21 years old or older. No glass bottles allowed. They also offer food and beverage for sale in the ShellEats community area. Parking: Recommend the Zoo lot, they offer free parking after 6pm, 2000 Prentiss Place Memphis, TN 38112. Lyft or Uber is a good option if want to avoid parking frustrations. There is free parking throughout Overton Park. There are also tow away zones and fire lanes that are clearly marked by signs. Please make sure you’re not parked in one of these, or you will receive a ticket or have your car towed. There is street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods, please do not block private driveways or litter or walk through anyone’s lawn. Parking is available at the Overton Square parking garage for $3 & a 20 minute walk. About the Band: If the delta blues gave birth to yet another slew of gold records why wasn’t anyone dancing? After each gig as hired guns in too many New York City bands, this is the question that Eric Simons (guitar) and Washington “Washy” Duke (drums) found themselves asking. Their answer involved meditating over juke rhythms from Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside and covering their tracks with electrified Charlie Patton riffs. When Kia Warren saw them play for the first time – two guys covering T. Model Ford at full volume on a Sunday at the Surf Lodge in Montauk – their live set stopped her in her tracks. Amid the grooves, there was grittiness to their music that her roots in Gospel and R&B hadn’t yet given her the opportunity to explore. She convinced them on the spot to let her join on vocals for a few tracks, and Revel In Dimes was born.
1928 Poplar Ave
Levitt Shell Free Concert - REVEL IN DIMES
Saturday, June 1, 2019
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM