Every Outdoor Concert in Memphis Worth Going to This Summer

Summer in Memphis is hotter than two squirrels gettin’ busy in a wool sock. But don’t let the scorching heat, humidity, and horny small-to-medium-sized rodents keep you indoors. Go outside and catch a few shows. Hell, once you’re a few beers in, you’ll forget about the weather, anyway.

Beale Street Music Festival

Opening night of the three-day fest features Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, the Gin Blossoms, Train, Trampled By Turtles, Young the Giant, The Struts, Coleman Hell, Walter Trout, Julien Baker, Doyle Bramhall II, Larry McCray, Ghost Town Blues Band, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, and Terry “Harmonica” Bean.

Beale Street Music Festival

Day two’s lineup features Meghan Trainor, Modest Mouse, Jason Derulo, Barenaked Ladies, Yo Gotti, Violent Femmes, Cypress Hill, Jonny Lang, Moon Taxi, Lucinda Williams, Better Than Ezra, and a WHOLE lot more.

Beale Street Music Festival

BSMF closes out with performances by Beck, Paul Simon, Zedd, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Cold War Kids, The Arcs, Bastille, Courtney Barnett, Indigo Girls, Blackberry Smoke, The Joy Formidable, The Lone Bellow, Bernard Allison, and -- once again -- a WHOLE lot more.

Levitt Shell Concert Series

Blues, soul, folk, Americana, and other easy listening genres on Overton Park’s historic shell stage. Full lineup to be announced. Check the website for all the deets.


It’s the 40th anniversary tour for the folks responsible for your favorite karaoke song... “More Than a Feeling.” Make the journey.

Live at the Garden presents Heart

The Wilson sisters will make you feel like the “Magic Man” (or woman!) you are.

Widespread Panic

Mud Island transforms into a sea of patchwork corduroy, dreadlocks, and tie-dye. Is that patchouli I smell? Wait... no, it’s definitely b.o.

Live at the Garden presents Gregg Allman

Solo show by Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Pop music’s parody king is still around after all these years. And you know you know, like, at least seven songs by heart.

Alabama Shakes

Brittany Howard and crew have this soulful Southern rock thing down. Go check ‘em out.

Live at the Garden presents Billy Currington

Performance by the man who gave us the line “God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.”

Live at the Garden presents REO Speedwagon

Memphis Botanic Garden

Live at the Garden presents Sheryl Crow

All she wants to do is have some fun... with you!

The Consortium Memphis Music Town Festival

This one’s a new soul music festival celebrating the completion of renovations at Shelby Farms Park. Lineup to be announced, but expect it to be a banger.