Monday, April 26, 2010

April 24th Recap

On Saturday, we planned to hold the show outside at the Dixon's lovely South Lawn. However, the weather gods had some serious thunderstorms they needed to work out.

So...we relocated to the lovely Hughes Pavillion, which actually turned out to be the perfect indoor/outdoor venue. The band and food were safely located inside and we had plenty of room to stretch out on the grass and run around ouside once the sun came out for good. Thanks to the 600+ people who didn't let a morning of crazy weather stop them from rockin and rRompin with us!

Central BBQ, who has graciously donated reusable cups in the past, upped the ante this season and brought along FREE BBQ for everyone! (FYI--They do a kids eat free on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Summer location!) We seriously love Central BBQ!


Our first band was The Motions, which was composed of some youngsters from Mississippi. They were really awesome. The teen bands we've booked have been really impressive and The Motions were no exception!

And if you were at the show, you might have noticed this fella. Brad Phelan from Live from Memphis was on hand filming a Flipside Memphis video featuring Rock-n-Romp! Sweet.

Whole Foods, our other rockin' sponsor, also sent along some goodies. Meredith and her friend were especially fond of the crackin' duckies.

Next up was Glorie, an all instrumental band composed of some of Memphis' finest musicians. Pictured here is Jonathan Kirkscey, who we usually see on the cello, but not surprisingly he can also rock the vibraphone! (Not pictured was Jeff Hulett, who has now played just about every season of Rock-n-Romp in four or five different bands!)

The Dixon's staff put together several crafts for the kids, all of which were a big hit. I saw lots of handmade magnets and flowers floating through the crowd.

Last but definitely not least, we had Hope Clayburn and the Soul Scrimmage. They were really fun!

People could help but dance!

It was an absolutely fantastic afternoon. Thanks to everyone who helped us pull off another great afternoon! Mark your calendars for June 19th at Mud Island!

See the whole slideshow of Chip Chockley's pics here.  And feel free to add your own pics to the Flickr Rock-n-Romp pool here.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Come on over to the Dixon!

We're setting up inside the Hughes Pavillion. There's plenty of outdoor space adjacent to it for romping once the rain clears. Bring your blankets and chairs and a snack to share!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rain or Shine!

This Saturday's weather forecast doesn't look so hot.  (Right now, at least.  Things could change.)  Don't let that stop you from coming out for our show, though-- we have a nice indoor backup space at the Dixon in case it's really rainy.  This show has a really cool lineup, so don't let Mother Nature discourage you from catching it!

Also, to answer a question we've gotten lately-- yes, you must have a kid with you to attend.  (It doesn't necessarily have to be your kid, though-- grab your neighbor's kids and come on down!)  It's been our rule from day one, and it's one of the main things that allows us to describe our events as "live music in a kid-friendly environment."  No offense to anyone, but there are plenty of places to see great live music in Memphis without kids.  Kids are what makes our thing special.

Seeya Saturday!