Thanks to Rhodes College for hosting us on Saturday. I don't think we could have asked for a more lovely locale. We'd also like to thank the weather gods for the sunshine!
Give 365 was our show sponsor. We were really proud to partner with Give 365 because of all the great things its members are making possible in our community. The idea is simple. You give $365 – a dollar a day – to make our community better. You pool those daily dollars with others. Then you decide together which organizations you want to receive the money. That’s GiVE 365 in a nutshell. You can join today!
Per usual we had free barbeque and free snacks thanks to our season sponsors, Central BBQ and Whole Foods. We love our sponsors!
And for the first time ever, there was not a huge line for beer. What! We developed a new system using pitchers and it was most effective! We also had tons of volunteers which is always awesome.
As an added bonus, the Memphis Arts Collective came out and led a craft for the kids. They did it out of the kindness of their hearts because they are cool like that.
Once the kids were done with their masterpieces it was like early Father's Day!
The first band to play was Thunderpunch, which as you can see, is comprised of six awesome middle school girls. They were a little rough around the edges but cute as all get out. Give it a few more months and they'll be asked to play school dances all over town.
Second we had The Lion's Science. They were a cosmic blend of 60's pop and 70's psychedelia and fit in perfectly on the bill. Their showmanship and song craft were unique, inspiring and full of fun hooks.
Last but not least was Kaleidophonix. They took Rock-n-Romp to another level by combining crazy masks, hip hop beats and keytars. The kids just loved this fun and interactive trio.
It was another amazing afternoon of music and fun times. Thanks to all 600 of you who came out and made it possible!
Mark your calendars for our next show August 19 (SUNDAY!) at Minglewood Hall from 2-5pm. That's right, no romps in June or July. However, we are doing two weeks of Rock-n-Romp Camp in June. Each week will end with a showcase, and you are all invited to attend. (June 9th at Rozelle Elementary and June 17th at the Hi-Tone.) Also, we still have a few spots for the second week (June 11-15) if you want to sign your kids up! (Click here for more info and the application.)
To see the rest of Saturday's pictures by staff photographer, Chip Chockley, click here. Chip had to leave early, so our awesome volunteer, Allen Elliotte, took pictures too. To see the rest of his photos, click here. Finally, to add your photos to our Flickr pool, click here!