Thursday, June 7, 2012

Booker T. Jones to Headline Rock for Love 6.

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Booker T. Jones
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The annual Rock for Love festival, which benefits the Church Health Center, has been growing every year, but the festival gets a big boost this year with the announcement of Stax legend Booker T. Jones as a headliner.

Jones, the organ master and leader of Booker T. & the MGs, will headline Rock for Love 6’s concert at the Levitt Shell on Sunday, September 9th. This will be the culmination of a four-day series of events that will include concerts at the Hi-Tone Café on the three preceding nights and a day-long street festival on Overton Square on Saturday, September 8th.

According to a release from the Center, Saturday’s Overton Square street festival will serve as the public celebration of the Church Health Center’s 25th birthday and will include outdoor staging, pop-up shops, a bike rodeo, valet bike parking, food trucks, booth space and more. The festival will also celebrate the comeback of Overton Square.

“Rock for Love has grown every year because people love the Church Health Center and love great Memphis music,” Church Health Center spokesman and concert co-founder Marvin Stockwell says in the release. “A healthy and thriving Midtown community is healthy for all of Memphis, so expanding the show to Overton Square and the Levitt Shell just made sense.”

Sponsors, so far, include Sun Studios, Methodist Healthcare, Action News 5, Clear Channel Radio, Serving Memphis, Huey’s and Fat Possum Records, but Rock for Love is still looking for additional sponsors. To become a sponsor, call Jeff Hulett at (901) 272-0010, Ext. 1304 or visit To sponsor the Booker T. Jones concert at the Levitt Shell or other concerts at the Shell, call Debra Czestochowski at (901) 272-2722 or email at

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