Nothing beats a warm spring night picnicking at the Levitt Shell while listening to live music. The Shell’s summer season kicks off Thursday, May 23rd, and this year launches not four but eight weeks of musical bliss at Overton Park. The season runs Thursday through Sunday nights from May 23 to July 13. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and let the kids run loose as you enjoy the musical offerings of blues, rock, and acoustic groups. Locals include North Mississippi Allstars (May 23), New Ballet Ensemble (June 16), and Stax Music Academy (June 30). Free will donations, as well as sponsorships, welcome.