Monday, December 10, 2012

December 8th Recap

On Saturday, we took over Bridges in beautiful downtown Memphis for our last show of the season.


Obviously, one of the main draws was the amazing climbing wall. It is extremely challenging and super fun for all ages.


There was a steady stream of people going up and down the wall all afternoon.


We were also super excited to have the Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs in the mix. Their members brewed nine different beers for us to try. Very cool to have some high-quality homebrew to try. They were all delicious!


Don't worry, we made sure no one climbed the wall after partaking in the beer.

First act up was Chad Nixon. Lots of you folks may have heard Chad sing solo acoustic, but this was with a band. Chad has a great voice, and his music sits really well in a band context.


The kids loved least this guy did!


And it appeared the music was also appealing to the soon-to-be-born!


We had tons of great food at the show thanks to Central BBQ, Whole Foods, the Trolley Stop Market, and Tom's Tiny Kitchen. Don't be surprised to see BBQ and pimento cheese popping up on local menus. It's delicious. (Sorry, cole slaw, but your days are numbered!)


Our second band was super buzzed about Dead Soldiers, who apparently started off as a punk band. Now they broadcast a catchy brand of roots rock fury...


This was musical chameleon Paul Taylor's second showing at Rock-n-Romp this year.


Oh, and those of you looking for the perfect gift for new headphones seem to be all of the rage.


Our final musician was Kris Acklen, who wowed everyone with smooth and intelligent pop. Good pipes on this guy too.


All in all it was a great afternoon of music and good times. We want to give Bridges a hearty thanks for not only having us, but taking such good care of us.

To view the full set of photos by Chip Chockley, click here. To add yours to the Flickr pool, click here.

Thanks to everybody for making this season our best yet! Mark your calendars for our first show of 2013. We'll be at Mud Island April 13th from 2-5pm!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

December 8th Rock-n-Romp at Bridges, Inc. from 2-5pm

Join us on December 8th at Bridges, Inc. for the last Rock-n-Romp of the year! Bridges is located at 477 N. 5th Street and is easily accessible from North Parkway. Parking is available on the roof. Please enter through the front door.

Chad Nixon, Dead Soldiers, and Kris Acklen will be playing. The Bluff City Brewers will be on hand to serve their amazing homebrew! We'll have the usual Central Barbeque awesomeness as well as healthy snacks from Whole Foods. As an added treat Tom's Tiny Kitchen is providing copious amounts of pimento cheese and the Trolley Stop Market is sending pizzas! We ask each adult to donate $5 at the door to cover our costs. Feel free to bring a blanket or chair and a snack to share. Adults must be accompanied by children.

Bridges will have the climbing wall open, but there is a $5 charge per climb or $10 kids/$15 adults unlimited climbing. Adults will not be allowed to climb if they have been drinking beer, so plan accordingly. Everyone who wishes to climb will also need to sign a waiver. It can be done onsite or online:

Give the gift of Rock-n-Romp! Tell a friend about the show!