Outdoor Live Concerts to Enjoy on A Memphis Tour


Fortunately, the climate in Memphis is reasonably pleasant all year round, especially for enjoying outdoor activities. The city takes pride in its rich musical heritage and so Memphians adore live outdoor concerts….it is expected! Annually or semi-annually outdoor concert happens.

On wearememphis.com, you will get to know about the Memphis events this weekend or even about the upcoming happenings. Here is a list, which can help you incorporate your Memphis itinerary accordingly.

Peabody Hotel Rooftop Parties 

Every summer, Peabody Rooftop Parties are hosted every Thursday evening. This tradition has been ongoing since 1939 in the spring season [April to August]. Local and national live performances are hosted on the historic Peabody hotel rooftop for hundreds of music lovers.

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A great way to sip a cocktail, enjoy live music as well as enjoy seeing the sunset across the Mississippi River.

Levitt Shell Concerts

In Overton Park, there is an open-air stage called the Levitt Shell. It is popular as ‘The Shell’ amongst the Memphians. Every spring and fall 50 free concerts varying in genres including the soul, rock, world music, and children’s music get hosted at Levitt Shell.

The shows are family-friendly and you can bring your picnic basket, lawn chairs, and blankets.

Live at the Garden concert

An annual concert series generally runs from June to August/September. The venue is the Memphis Botanic Garden. It features headliners from different musical eras. There are some reserved tables in the front but the entire lawn turns into a dance or picnic party.

River series

At the Harbor Town Amphitheater, in spring and fall, there is a series of live concerts featuring the Memphis favorite that can be enjoyed. The past performers include names like Mark Edgar Stuart, Jack Oblivian, and Motel Mirrors. There are booths and food trucks around.

Collierville Sunset 

In the historic Town Square, Collierville hosts small performances every Thursday in June and July. The live outdoor concert in the suburbs is family-friendly and free.

Cooper-Young festival

It is an annual festival that attracts thousands of guests towards the Cooper-Young historical district. This outdoor event features the melodies and works of multiple artists and musicians. It is described as a celebration of people, culture, art, and Memphis heritage.

Besides a lineup of music performances, there are vendors selling ceramics, pottery, unique art, jewelry, clothing, and other accessories. Children can enjoy rides and games. There are many delicious food & drink options available.

Mud Fest

In May every year, Beale Street Music Festival is held at Tom Lee Park. Generally, it rains in the first week of May, so it got its name Mud Fest. It is advised to carry a rain jacket and wear rain shoes, as the grounds can get dirty with the rain. There is also a possibility that the afternoons can be warm, so bring sunscreen lotion to avoid sunburns.

Memphis offers a wide selection of live outdoor music events that are free and family-friendly. Ensure to check the weekend event list and plan your tour, so you can a favored band or artiste performance.

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