Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 28th Show Recap

It's funny, due to scheduling stuff, we found out a while back that this show would have to be on a Sunday-- not Saturday, as every other show has been for six seasons. At a RnR board meeting, we all wondered if you guys would show up on a Sunday.

Uh, you did.  As in, the biggest turnout we've ever had.

Minglewood Hall turned out to be a fun venue for us-- lots of room, and a really nice stage for the bands.  We had Indie Memphis along for this show.  In between bands, they showed some of the best short films from the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, which the kids really loved.

First up was Side Street Steppers.  These guys showcased their old-timey folk/roots music to the delight of many kids who had never heard their style before.

Next up was Dandelion and the Raindrops, which is the product of Music for Aardvarks mastermind Joe Murphy. We don't feature "kid music" very often, but when we do, we like to it be cool enough to appeal to adults too.  These guys did just that.  Lots of booty shakin'.

Finally, we returned to our rock roots with El Dorado and the Ruckus, who brought the house down. To you folks who left early-- you missed quite a show by those guys.

We also had the kind folks from Grace St. Luke's out to lead the kids in a bunch of cool crafts.

And, we had the cool Yolo truck parked outside, handing out free and delicious yogurt.

Thanks once again to the awesome Central BBQ folks.  Your delicious 'cue always makes Rock-n-Romp a good place to be.  (And happy birthday to barbecue heiress Charlotte, who celebrated her 6th birthday with us at the RnR!)  Also thanks to Whole Foods for keeping us stocked with tasty snacks.

Check out the full slideshow of pics from this show by RnR photographer Chip Chockley by clicking here.

Seeya guys on September 24th at the Midsouth Maze.  Should be a fun show-- last year we all had a blast there.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Sunday, August 28th Rock-n-Romp 2-5pm

It's our first ever Sunday Rock-n-Romp! We'll be nice and cool inside Minglewood Hall. In addition to our usual three bands, free beer & Central BBQ, we will have free YoLo and 75 minutes of the best short films from the Chicago International Children's Film Festival thanks to Indie Memphis. Grace St. Luke's will also be leading a craft station. Awesome right? The cost is still just $5 for adults and children are free. Adults MUST be accompanied by children. Tell your friends!