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The Memphis Daily News Reports on Venue of Elvis’ First Concert

September 06, 2011

The Overton Park Shell, which is where Elvis gave his first paid concert in 1954, was featured in a recent story by The Memphis Daily News as it is set to hit a musical milestone by celebrating its 75th birthday later this year.

Closed for a few years due to inactivity, it was reopened in 2008 and is scheduled to hold numerous concerts this year and has already "hosted a concert during Elvis Week 2011 to celebrate Elvis Presley’s debut there in 1954."

Read more about the history of the Levitt Shell at Overton Park and its 75th birthday celebration in The Memphis Daily News.