Friday, April 15, 2011


Hopefully you've all heard about this already, but this summer we're holding our first ever Rock-n-Romp camp! Here are a few details: It will be July 18-22 at Rhodes College in Hassell Hall. It will be from 8:30am to 5:30pm M-F, plus there will be a showcase Friday night in the Lynx Lair. The camp is open to boys and girls in K-5. The cost for the week is $200. Kids will be asked to bring a sack lunch, but we will provide snacks.

Spots are filling up fast! Click here for the camper application.  (Sorry, you have to print and fill it out by hand, this isn't a fillable .pdf.)  Get it in soon, before we're all full!

We also still need a few music instructors and teen camp counselors-- click here for the instructor/counselor application.

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 9th Mud Island Show Recap

The weather was just perfect for our first show of the 2011 season-- warm, but breezy.  The folks at Mud Island celebrated their opening day by hosting hordes of us Rock-n-Rompers.  As we found out last year, Mud Island is really a great place to have a RnR-- there's the hill, which is great for cardboard sledding:

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!