Rock On 

This Saturday, Memphians young and not-so-young can celebrate the area's prominent garage bands of the 1960s and 1970s at the third annual Garage Band Reunion, held at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

The event will include performances by Interstate 55 (pictured), Reflections, Faces with Shoes, the Blazers, Bruce Barham, and Eddie Harrison. There will also be a special appearance by Sam the Sham of "Wooly Bully" fame.

Attendees can head downstairs to view the Annie Leibovitz photography exhibit. There will also be a screening in the Brooks' auditorium of Jeff Bailey and Willy Bearden's Playing for a Piece of the Door: A History of Garage and Frat Bands in Memphis 1960-1975, which inspired the first Garage Band Reunion in 2004 after it aired on WKNO.

Vintage costumes are encouraged, and there will be a costume contest, a silent auction, and door prizes. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will provide the energy to dance the night away.

Tickets are $50, with proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer's Day Services of Memphis' Ricky Huddleston Memorial Scholarship Fund. ADS is a nonprofit organization that offers therapeutic care, education, and support for Alzheimer's patients and their families. Because the services cost $30 per day, donations are crucial to help families pay for the care they need.

Garage Band Reunion, Saturday, August 5, 7-11 p.m., Brooks Museum of Art. For tickets or more information, call 372-4585.

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