"Elvis Week" Backstage Experience Tours

Aug 9, 2024 -Aug 17, 2024
inside overton park shell green room

Overton Park Shell
1928 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
United States

Aug 9, 2024 – Aug 17, 2024 at 10:00am to 7:00pm
Aug 9, 2024 at 10:00am – 7:00pm
Aug 10, 2024 at 10:00am – 7:00pm
Aug 11, 2024 at 10:00am – 7:00pm
Aug 12, 2024 at 10:00am – 7:00pm
Aug 13, 2024 at 10:00am – 7:00pm
Aug 14, 2024 at 10:00am – 7:00pm
Aug 15, 2024 at 10:00am – 7:00pm
Aug 16, 2024 at 10:00am – 7:00pm
Aug 17, 2024 at 10:00am – 7:00pm

See Where It All Started!

The historic Overton Park Shell witnessed the electrifying debut of a young Elvis Presley in 1954, where his groundbreaking performance opening for headliner Slim Whitman marked what many music historians call the very first rock and roll show, leaving an indelible mark on music history.

Experience the spaces where Elvis Presley forever changed the world of live rock and roll, where The Allman Brothers Band relaxed with Sweet Connie & Friends, and where Furry Lewis egged on newcomers ZZ Top to rock The Shell all night long.

The Connie Abston Archive & History Exhibition is curated through the support of the children of Connie Abston in honor of her long association with this historic venue. The Backstage Experience Tour presented by Huey’s covers Midtown Memphis’s deep live music history - from the W.C. Handy days to the amazing ‘modern’ music still happening at this historic venue today.

Price: $16 per person
(Scholarships available for schools and non-profits.)

Tour Length: Approximately 1 hour

Tour Times: Tours offered daily at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 5:30pm

Maximum Group Size: 12 people

All proceeds from the Connie Abston Archive & History Exhibition supports the continued preservation of the Overton Park Shell.