Rock For Love 6 

Rock for Love, the annual fund-raiser concert for the nonprofit Church Health Center, has grown every year, but this sixth installment takes a major leap, with live music and other activities covering three venues across four days.

The festival concludes with a free concert on Sunday night at the Levitt Shell featuring Stax legend Booker T. Jones and rapper Al Kapone [see Music Feature], but there's plenty of great stuff leading up to that finale.

Rock for Love takes over the Hi-Tone Café three nights this week. On Thursday, September 6th, the lineup is Arkansas singer-songwriter Jim Mize, local indie stalwarts Mouserocket, the Paul Taylor-led Merry Mobile, and ace sideman turned solo artist Mark Edgar Stuart. The action starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 admission.

On Friday, September 7th, folk-rockers Star & Micey will be joined by Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, and one of the city's best bands of the past decade, melodic indie rockers Snowglobe, will reunite. They'll be joined by emerging singer-songwriter Chris Milam and dual husband-and-wife band the Wuvbirds. On Saturday, September 8th, a lot of newish local bands — Switchblade Kid, Tanks, Dead Soldiers, and Fast Planet — will join a reunited version of Antenna Club-era alt-rockers the Modifiers. Both Friday and Saturday bills start at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover.

A particularly interesting new addition to Rock for Love this year is an all-day street festival on Overton Square that will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and is a free, all-ages event. There will be plenty of music: Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers, featuring original members of the '60s hitmakers the Gentrys, will demonstrate some classic Memphis rock and pop, and they'll be joined by current acts such as alt-country/folk-rock trio the Memphis Dawls, gospel/blues performer Rev. John Wilkins, latin jazz singer Marcela Pinella, Memphis ex-pat John Murry, the Stax Academy Band, and others.

In addition to the live music, the Overton Square Street Festival will feature kids activities (including a Rock-and-Romp area and an inflatable slide from the Grizzlies), cooking and gardening demonstrations, food trucks, and other highlights.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

News Blog

Ford Canale Appointed as Interim Council Member

Hungry Memphis

Margarita Fest

News Blog

Changes Urged Against 'Free' Water

News Blog

Barbecue Fest 2018

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Milos Forman's Debut Loves of a Blonde Screens Tonight

News Blog

Tennessee Wants More Hemp Farmers

News Blog

Airbnb Marks Its Biggest Memphis Weekend

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: Lisa Mac

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Herrington

  • Last Words

    In "Enough Said," James Gandolfini makes his last lead film role his best.
    • Sep 26, 2013
  • Hayes Carll at the Hi-Tone

    • Sep 19, 2013
  • Masters of Sound

    New albums from two of Memphis’ most distinctive stylists.
    • Sep 19, 2013
  • More »

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation