Archive | September, 2013
Stars at the Shell

Traffic Alert for October 12

Overton Park is hosting a number of large events on Saturday, October 12, so here’s a heads-up about what’s going on in the park that day.  If you’re planning on coming to the park, we suggest carpooling, walking, cycling, riding the bus, or whatever other creative methods you can use to avoid traffic jams! Goodwill […]

Shirley Tyus

Stories: Shirley Tyus

Shirley Virginia Larry Tyus was born on January 2, 1917 and has a lifetime of memories of Overton Park.  We are so thrilled that she shared some of them with us at the Overton Park Stories event at the Memphis & Shelby County Room this summer. Shirley started her performance career at Overton Park as […]

Rock for Love 7

Traffic Alert for Saturday

Just a reminder that this Saturday, September 7 is shaping up to be a very busy one in the park.  Plan your visits accordingly–enter the park via bike, bus, or your own two feet if possible, and plan to arrive early if you’re coming by car.  Here’s what’s happening: Rock for Love This year’s Rock […]

Memphis Open Air Theatre program from the 1940s

Stories: Terry Starr

Terry Starr has a wealth of stories about growing up near Overton Park.  Later in her life, the park also brought her some special magic in the form of a treasured friendship.  We’re so fortunate that she chose to share those stories with us. I’m a lifelong Memphian, and I spent the first 20 years […]