Wed, 31 May 2017 20:03:50 +0000Levitt Shell2017 Orion Free Music Concert Serieshttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/6940158?cpt=8&wpid=2637WATN >> local memphis live continues with your host, amy speropoulos. >>amy: every year levitt shelf:shell has 50 free concerts and built a community review music and education writing common grnd in a diverse audience. they are doing it well. joining us to talk about the free music summer concert series is executive director >> good morning. >>amy: thank you for being with us on this memorial day. >> so glad to be here the three we are thrilled to hear about this because you have a great lineup. tells about the lineup for this weekend. >> we start on thursday 50 free concerts this year and he will have concerts every thursday, friday, saturday, and hyundai. we are very excited. is going to be so much fun. this weekend he has such a great lineup for our big kickoff weekend. thursday night we have memphis trophy on gideon and the people. he is born and raised in memphis. >>amy: he is dynamic, is he not? he is really incredible his personality is fabulous. >> he really is. it is such a great concert. >>amy: that's a great way to describe it. >> they put on such a fantastic show on stage. he lives in new york right now that he was born and raised in memphis. >>amy: and legendary shack shakers. >> i know. it's a bit of a tongue twister. legendary shack shakers are friday night. they are from kentucky and they are rockabilly, rock group. they are so much fun. in fact, robert plant from led zeppelin says this is one of their favorite bands. >>amy: we have had several people say, oh my gosh, are you serious you met. >> that's going to be a great one. saturday night we have shannon mcnally and she is from new york but she lives down in mississippi now and she is a singer-songwriter and she is wonderful. she has to work with a lot of great musicians, ryan adams. she has toured with stevie next, a bunch of great, wonderful musicians. she has just such a perfect stage presence. >>amy: and a distinctive voice to, and it is very strong. >> just beautiful music and a great way to spend a saturday night. >>amy: so sunday. >> sunday we have a group who is like a great musical melting pot they are from australia they are a little bit of rock 'n roll and hip-hop music all in the same band. we have had them before and they are so much fun. you don't want to miss that show the three i have to brag on you all a little bit. we were in the memphis zoo so we were in your neck of the woods, me and my girls were. we walked around and out! you all have done some amazing things with the shell. the renovation it went through not too long ago last year. you really have something i think for everybody so people who have never been, what do they need to know and what they can bring and can't bring. >> we make it so easy. all you have to do is show up. that is all you have to do. you don't need a ticket or anything at all you just come and bring a lawn blanket if you want to sleep on the ground sit on the ground. you can bring a lawn chair and you can bring your own food and drink. they have concessions for sale but you can bring everything yourself and not spend a dime. >>amy: i love that there is all the information or 2017. they live free music concert series.