Shell Yeah! Tasty Compositions: Tank & The Bangas

May 20, 2021
Tank & The Bangas

The Levitt Shell
1928 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
United States

May 20, 2021 at 7:30pm


The Levitt Shell is a non-profit organization presenting concerts free for all each year! Our mission is building a stronger Memphis community through music, finding common ground in a diverse audience.  All proceeds from Shell Yeah! Tasty Compositions Benefit Concerts support the continued preservation of our historic Bandshell while keeping the mission of the Levitt Shell accessible for all. Seating for these events are limited to six person pods socially distanced under the stars. Attendees may purchase pods with picnic baskets curated by Chef Kelly English ($400) or without provided food ($270). Please see more information below about the event logistics (pods, mask mandates, etc). We are committed to patrons’ health, safety, and great entertainment at the Levitt Shell.


  • Gates open at 6:00pm. Show at 7:30PM.

  • Tickets to this event are sold by pod ($400 with provided picnic, $270 without provided picnic). Each Socially distanced pod holds six people. Grab 5 of your friends and buy your pod! Food will be curated by Chef Kelly English and a team of Memphis Chefs. Menu to come. Bars will be available for alcoholic and non-alcoholic purchases.

  • No outside food, drinks, coolers or pets are allowed at this event.

  • Masks must be worn at all times except within your individual, assigned pod. COVID 19 updates and safety protocol.

  • We ask that you pull up your Ticketmaster e-ticket on your phone before coming to the Levitt Shell (or take a screenshot) as you are entering our 2 box offices.

  • Because this is a fundraiser, no refunds are available. Thank you for helping to power back the return of our Free Concert Series this fall!

  • Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome inside your pod.

  • The Levitt Shell is wheelchair accessible.

  • All entrants must have a ticket.

  • No professional photography, video, or audio recording equipment.

  • Levitt Shell will be 'passing the bucket' at the event if you are feeling generous!

  • Levitt Shell has limited the number of pods being sold to this fundraiser to ensure a pleasurable, safe experience for all. Grab your pod!

  • Future benefit concert dates: May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, and July 15. Artists to be announced.

  • Seating Chart, pods will be assigned.


Coming from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are surrounded by plenty of grand musical traditions. And the five-piece group has a rare knack for combining various musical styles—fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz—into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own.

“It’s music that can’t really be put in a box,” says singer and poet Tarriona “Tank” Ball. She fronts the band with vivid charisma that helped Tank and the Bangas win NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Concert Contest by unanimous acclaim, standing out among 6,000 entrants because of what Bob Boilen called “the depth of their lyricism and the versatility of their players.” Those same qualities also attracted the attention of Verve Records, which has signed the band.