There's the "Gulf of Mexico" with fountains:
... and lots of room for everyone to spread out, including ample shade.
Brad Pounders, a fixture on the Memphis music scene for years, was up first. He serenaded on keyboards, and also rocked out on guitar, along with his friend Mike. He also showed a wonderful sense of fashion.
Next up was Kruxe, who wowed the crowd with high energy punk psychedelia. Somehow they managed to sound retro and futuristic at the same time.
The closers were well worth the wait-- Good Luck Dark Star was an interesting mix of power pop, with echoes of Big Star and ELO.
The good folks from Grace-Saint Luke's School sponsored this show, and set up a cool craft table for the kids, where they made their own musical instruments. Check out their awesome summer camp options here.
BIG thanks to the awesome folks at Central BBQ-- we can't thank them enough for making RnR a much better event these past few years. Sorry to the folks who didn't get there in time to get some of their awesome barbecue-- we were a bit overwhelmed by the turnout for this show! (Ditto for the beer drinkers.) Remedy that by going to see them at one of their restaurants on Central and Summer.
Also thanks again to Whole Foods, who keeps us supplied with healthy snacks for the kids.
And most of all, thanks to YOU for coming out. It was our biggest turnout ever, and also the most fun we've ever had.
Check out the full slideshow of pics by Rock-n-Romp photographer Chip Chockley by clicking here. And feel free to add your own pics to our Flickr pool here.
Next show is May 21st at Rhodes College. Seeya then!