Monday, June 21, 2010

June 19th Recap


The heat was butt-whooping, but it didn't stop everyone from having a rockin' time at this past Saturday's RnR. Thanks to Mud Island for graciously hosting us.

First up was The Junkman, in town for the week from Vermont.  He tours the country teaching kids how to build percussion instruments using found items, and then how to play cool rhythms.  We were glad to have him in Memphis this week for a camp at the Junkyard Museum, and also at the Rock-n-Romp.

This stuff put our old "banging wall" to shame.

Next up was Al Kapone, with a full band.  He was friggin' awesome.  The band was tight, and Al brought it, Memphis-style.

He also brought along with him Young AJ and... MUCK STICKY!  We got even more than we expected.

After another jam session with the Junkman, Goner Records' Magic Kids brought their brand of quirky magic pop to the stage.  These guys play really catchy, interesting stuff.

There were other things which occupied the kids-- like sliding down this huge bluff:

...and cooling off in the big fountain pond.  Because of the heat, this was a very popular activity.

Thanks again to our sponsors-- Central BBQ for the deliciously awesome barbecue, and Whole Foods for the fruit and Pirate Booty snacks.

And thanks to all our volunteers this time--Fabianna & Lee, Michele, Alicia, Mary, Katie, Nicole, Ceciley, Joanna & Talyon, and Katie & Bailey.  You guys rule, and you improved the quality of life for the RnR Board.

Thanks to everyone for braving the heat, and to everyone who didn't, we forgive you!  See you guys August 21st at the Levitt Shell!

See the whole slideshow of Chip Chockley's pics here.  And feel free to add your own RnR pics to our Flickr pool here.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June 19th RnR at Mud Island

We are so excited about our next Rock-n-Romp at Mud Island! 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, a snack to share, and prepare yourselves for a great afternoon of music!

Al Kapone will be playing with his band, The Magic Kids will be bringing the fun, and between sets The Junkman will be leading "Junk Jams" with parents and kids using instruments made from recycled materials.

Central BBQ will be serving free BBQ, parking on the north end of the Island is free (enter from Harbor Town), and we'll have free beer to boot. Adults please donate $5 (or more!); kids are free.

All that we ask is that you keep an eye on your own kids and enjoy the show. We provide a kid-friendly environment, but not baby/kid-sitting. You are responsible for yourself and your kids. Thanks!