Wednesday, May 20, 2015

June 13th Rock-n-Romp at Shelby Farms Park, 2-5pm

Ok, ya'll, we have another new venue for you!

On June 13th we will be at Shelby Farms Park, right off the Shelby Farms Greenline near the Bike Rentals.

The Shelby Farms Caravan of Stars featuring Jack Oblivian, Hanna Star & her Teenage Teenagers, Jeff Evans and Ross Johnson will be playing.

Memphis Made Brewing Company and the Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs will be providing free beer to adults over 21 (please bring your vaild ID).

We will have free snacks from Whole Foods Market POPLAR and tasty pimento cheese from Tom's Tiny Kitchen. The Rock 'n' Dough Pizza Co. truck will be selling slices for those with bigger appetites. Chris Taylor will also be on hand with his homemade popsicles for $3 each, and Relevant Roasters will be selling a cold-brew coffee.

Bring a blanket or a chair, sunscreen, a reusable cup for beer & a water bottle.

Ride your bikes or park your cars in the Code Enforcement parking lot on Mullins Station Rd. (Please do not park in the Bike Rental area, unless you plan to rent a bike!)

We ask that all adults donate $5 and kids are free. Park members are also free (must have valid card + ID). Anyone wishing to join the Conservancy will receive $5 off memberships during the event.

Tell your friends!

Monday, April 27, 2015

May 17th (SUNDAY) Rock-n-Romp in Overton Square 2-5pm

Alright y'all, we've got a new venue to test out! Please join us for our annual Sunday show, this time in Overton Square. We'll be closing down the street and having a big ol' time. Our bands are Sleepwlkrs, Zigadoo Moneyclips & Data Drums (in that order).

The Art Project, a kids art studio coming to Overton Square in June will provide a free art activity for kids in front of their space, which is 2092 Trimble Place.

Per usual we will have free beer for the adults. We will also have a few snacks from Whole Foods and some delicious pimento cheese from Tom's Tiny Kitchen. However, we will NOT have BBQ. Please plan to enjoy lunch before the show (or dinner after!) at one of the many fabulous restaurants in Overton Square. Or feel free to bring your own snacks.

Free parking is available in the Overton Square parking garage.

We ask that all adults donate $5; kids are free.

Tell your friends!

Friday, April 10, 2015

April 11th Rock-n-Romp at Mud Island

As is now custom, we will kick off our season at Mud Island River Park. We'll be in the grove by the concession stand and fountains on the south end of the Island. Put the kids in their bathing suits, bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and prepare yourselves for a great afternoon of music!

On the bill we have Short in the Sleeve, Buckles & Boots, and The Sheiks.

Parking on the north end of the Island is free (enter from Harbor Town). Give yourself 15-20 minutes to get to the south end. Feel free to use strollers, wagons, bikes, etc. to facilitate getting the little ones to the show. You must be on the Island by 4pm. (Be at monorail by 3:30pm.) The park officially closes at 5pm and the last tram to the east side leaves at 5:15pm. Please plan accordingly.

If your kids want to play in the fountains, please keep an eye on them. There is no lifeguard on duty. We will have volunteers keeping an eye out, but parents are responsible for their children.

There's also a great bluff for sliding down, so bring some cardboard.

We will have Central BBQ, Tom's Tiny Kitchen Pimento Cheese, fruit from Whole Foods Market & Yuengling beer, free of charge, while supplies last. (Feel free to bring your own snacks and a cooler--no alcohol allowed--if you prefer. Food and beverages are also for sale on the island.)

We ask that each adult donate $5. Kids are free.

We will have new Rock-n-Romp shirts for sale.

Revolutions Bicycle CoOp is hosting a group ride to the April 11th show! Meet in front of Revolutions’ Bike Gate at Noon (1000 S. Cooper St). The plan is to roll out at 12:15 to give everyone plenty of time. They will be showing off their rental fleet, selling memberships & t-shirts at the show. Stop by and say hi!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Rock-n-Romp Camp June 22-26 at CBU

Rock-n-Romp Camp will be at CBU this year, June 22-26. Camp will run from 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F. The Showcase will be at the Young Avenue Deli on Sunday, June 28th. The cost is $250 per camper and includes t-shirt, snack and lunch.


The camp is open to boys and girls in grades 1-7. We are also looking for staff members to teach an instrument and volunteers in grades 8-12 to assist at the camp.

Click here for the camper application. Get it in soon, before we're all full!

Click here or here for a peek at previous camp sessions!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2015 Season

We are excited to announce the dates for our 2015 season. Mark your calendars! We will post individual events on our Facebook page. All shows are 2-5pm.

April 11 at Mud Island

May 17 (SUNDAY) at Overton Square (Tower Courtyard)

June 13 at Shelby Farms (Just off the Greenline by the bike rental area)

Sept 19 at Mid-South Maze

Oct 31 at Overton Park (Greensward)

We are also excited to announce that our week long camp will be help at CBU from June 22-26th. Applications will be available soon.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Rock-n-Romp compilation set for release at Nov. 1 season finale

Rock-n-Romp’s Nov. 1 season finale at Overton Park will serve as the release show for the first-ever Rock-n-Romp Comp, a CD compilation of local artists, most of which have played the family friendly concert series at some point during its nine-year run.

The compilation features up-and-coming artists Mark Edgar Stuart, James and the Ultrasounds, American Fiction and Myla Smith alongside scene stalwarts Al Kapone, Snowglobe, Pezz, Vending Machine and the Grifters’ Dave Shouse. Even recently reformed Memphis punk godfathers the Modifiers contribute a track to the eclectic mix.

“It’s a great snapshot of our music scene, which is what families get when they come to Rock-n-Romp throughout the year,” said Rock-n-Romp board member Jeff Hulett, who curated the album, contributed a song of his own and played on the Slowglobe track. “The comp is just another way for parents to stay connected to the vital music that’s coming out of our city. Now they’ve got something to jam to in the minivan.”

The Rock-n-Romp Comp will first be available at the Nov. 1 Rock-n-Romp in Overton Park’s Greensward, near the Rainbow Lake playground. Copies are $10 each, and all proceeds will go toward producing future Rock-n-Romps or the group’s annual rock camp. The show will run from 2 to 5 p.m. with Marcella and Her Lovers, the MaĆ®tre D’s and Triceratops set to perform. Adults must be accompanied by children to attend. Each show features three bands, free Central BBQ and Whole Foods snacks for everyone, plus free beer for adults.

Rock-n-Romp Comp full track list:

1. Mark Edgar Stuart – Peroxide
2. Snowglobe – Birthday
3. Vending Machine – I Love My Bike
4. Dave Shouse – The Casio Theme Song
5. Myla Smith – Slow Down
6. Cotton & Coal – The Whole World
7. American Fiction – Crystal Key
8. Al Kapone – Feelin’ Good
9. James and the Ultrasounds – Cash Saver Blues
10. The Modifiers – Got No Phone
11. The Rough Hearts – Disappear
12. Wind vs. Sun – Make Progress
13. J.D. Reager – Back Off
14. Pezz – Don’t Walk Away
15. The Harmony Brothers – No Man Can Hold You
16. Jeff Hulett – Road Map
17. Perfect Vessels – No Good
18. Chad Nixon – The Funeral
19. Triceratops – Sitting on the Top of the Train
20. Macho B - Oxford

Since 2006, Memphis Rock-n-Romp has hosted family-friendly concerts on five or six Saturday afternoons (and the occasional Sunday) from April to November in different locations throughout the Memphis area. Adults are asked to donate $5 at the door, but children are admitted free. All proceeds go toward costs of producing Rock-n-Romps and the annual Rock-n-Romp Rock Camp for children. Memphis Rock-n-Romp is a registered non-profit with the State of Tennessee. Each Rock-n-Romp draws between 900-1,400 parents and children.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

November 1st Rock-n-Romp at Overton Park

It's our last show of the season and we want to see you! Join us on the Greensward in Overton Park for an afternoon of music and fun on November 1st from 2-5pm.

Marcella and her Lovers, Maitre D’s, & Triceratops will be playing. Per usual we will have free CBBQ, Tom's Tiny Kitchen pimento cheese, snacks from Whole Foods and Memphis Made beer while supplies last.

Adults are asked to donate $5 each; kids are free.