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IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT WEEKEND OF FREE MUSIC AT THE LEVITT SHELL Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:10:02 +0000 LML: LEVITT SHELL IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT WEEKEND OF FREE MUSIC AT THE LEVITT SHELL WATN >> local memphis live continues with your host, amy speropoulos. >>amy: it's going to be a great weekend of free music at the levitt shelf. did you know that the shell produces free concerts every year with something for every age and every one? joining us to preview this week in's they already and free using series is executive director and pets. good morning. >> good morning b3 you had a great weekend with a record crowd. >> saturday night we had 6200 people come to the shell. >>amy: that is fabulous. >> that is the second largest ever. >>amy: it is hard to believe this is about to wind down for the summer. this summer has flown by. >> i can't believe it. i feel like we just got started we had so much going on now in the summer is about to come to an end. >>amy: and you have some great shows coming up this weekend. starting thursday. >> thursday night we had the stuffers, one of my all-time favorite bands. we had a couple years ago and fans have been asking for them to come back ever since. finally, we are bringing them back and we are excited. they are fantastic. they call themselves gulf coast soul. it is a gumbo music makes. >>amy: that's a great way to describe it. >> she is a great soul singer and she has a great band behind her so it is just a room full of great music. >>amy: and then friday we have phoebe heinz and the gatherers which i am excited about. >> we wanted to get her in for a couple of years now the 30, yeah. she is big, and the music is just it really goes through i mean, everything. all genres, i don't know what would you call it. >> she is americana. what is cool about her is she has studied music all over the world so she brings a lot of different influences with indian music, african, latin, and it is is a great mix. >>amy: oh, wow! she does have a beautiful voice. and saturday i love it. >> this is going to be a really big show. this is a pop rock band and they have in the past couple of years had some big successes. they had a couple of the songs on some big commercials so they are a big deal now so we are expecting a lot of people to show up for this. >>amy: is the one, two, 13 members of the group. >> it is a big band. are full of energy and this is one of those you just can put down. >>amy: and sunday we have making movies. >> i have not seen them live before, but they came highly recommended to us so we brought them in and they are in americana band they also have a lot of release from latin and african influences in their music as well. we are really excited to have them. they don't come to this area very often. >>amy: i want to give anne and the crew at the levitt shell some kudos. you may not know this, but they get these groups long before they become big. to do that, takes a real stance for memphis and music and what people are going to like. you always seem to hit a home run with this. >> thank you. >>amy: what should concertgoers know if they haven't come out before? can they bring or not bring: >> they can bring anything they want to, picking baskets, coolers, you can bring them one blanket or lawnchair. parking is free throughout, and you can also park for free at the memphis zoo through a great partnership with them. you can park for free after 6:00. >>amy: it is so awesome. everything starts at thursday at what time? >> 7:30 b3 grab the kids, grab the family and grabbed a little bit of bug spray and get out there and enjoy this great music. this is the 2017 or ryan free music concerts. thank you for bringing with us. >> coming up we take you to the memphis college of arts to look at the work inspired by an artist and if there is an annual trip that has been going on are some 33 years. we will take the mac talk to the

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