Summer at the Shell

Event Type
Social Activities

Join DeafConnect and our interpreters at the Overton Park Shell!


WLOK Stone Soul Picnic

Concert begins at 3PM sharp.

2022 Orion Free Concert Series at Overton Park Shell. Picnic baskets, beverages, blankets, and lawn chairs are always welcome. We also offer food and beverage for sale in our ShellEats community area. Dogs on a leash are welcome in designated areas. Overton Park Shell is a nonsmoking facility.

Click here to learn more about the visitor experience.

*A live interpreter will be available in partnership with DeafConnect of the Mid-South.

About WLOK:

The WLOK Stone Soul Picnic is one of the oldest and largest outdoor events in Memphis and the Mid-South, offering musical entertainment and fun for the entire family. 

Sponsored by the Gilliam Foundation, the WLOK Stone Soul Picnic serves as a tribute to music-loving Memphians and their support for WLOK, which has graced the Memphis radio airwaves for nearly half a century. WLOK is Memphis’ first black-owned radio station and the city’s only black-owned FM radio station.

Generations have enjoyed the WLOK Stone Soul Picnic since it began in 1974, mostly because it’s an annual event filled with music, fun, and fellowship tied together by the heartfelt and uplifting sounds of pure gospel.

This year’s event will be on Saturday, September 3rd from 3pm till 9pm. Lineup will be posted later.

Food truck and entertainment for children will be at the Overton Park Shell throughout the event.



3:10 – 3:20 O’Livya Walker
3:25 – 3:40 The Spiritual Soldiers
3:45 – 4:05 Vincent Tharp & Kenosis
4:10 – 4:25 Charisse’
4:15 – 4:35 Stevenson Clark
4:40 – 5:00 The Mellowtones
5:05 – 5:25 MBMC
5:30 – 5:50 Annie & the Caldwell Singers
5:55 – 6:15 Melodic Truth
6:20 – 6:45 Uncle Richard’s Puppets
6:50 –7:15 Roney Strong & the Strong Family
7:20 – 7:45 Josh Bracy & Power Anointed
7:50 – 8:15 Sensational Wells Brothers
8:20 – 9:00 Zacardi Cortez