Overton Park Shell Compositions, River Series

The River Series and Orion Free Concert Series at the Overton Park Shell will offer a variety of outdoor musical entertainment in the coming weeks and months.

Here’s what’s planned for each series.

River Series Concerts

Music will return to Harbor Town as the River Series concerts resume this spring.

Launched in 2014 and booked by Zac Ives of Goner Records, the upcoming season will once again be held in the amphitheater across from Cordelia’s Market on the Maria Montessori School campus, 740 Harbor Bend Road. Proceeds from the concerts benefit the school.

The series kicks off on April 22 with a headlining performance by Memphis garage rock merchants Compulsive Gamblers. They will be joined by Fake, led by Tim Prudhomme.

The series will continue on May 13 with sets by Bluff City singer-songwriters Mark Edgar Stewart and Aaron James of the Unapologetic collective.

North Carolina’s Spider Bags will headline the May 20 bill, which will also include a tribute to The Limes, the band fronted by the late Memphis musician Sean Cripps, who died in a car accident in 2021. Tributes will include Jack Oblivian, Nick Ray and Chris Owen, among others.

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