Get ready to throw down for a good cause: The Church Health Center's annual Rock for Love music festival starts Thursday, September 3 and runs through Sunday, September 6.
This year, Rock for Love has packed three days with live music from a few dozen of Memphis' finest musical acts. All of the musicians are donating their time and talent so that 100 percent of the proceeds can go to the Church Health Center, an organization that provides healthcare to Memphis' working uninsured. Last year, Rock for Love raised $50,000.
Here's the full Rock for Love 9 schedule of events. I'll update this with times and additional info as it becomes available.
Sunday, August 30: Huey's Unofficial Kickoff Party
The Huey's midtown location hosts an annual unofficial kick-off party one week before Rock For Love proper. Enjoy live music by The Chaulkies and know that a portion of beer sales will be donated to the CHC
Thursday, September 3: Memphis Comedy Showcase at the Hi-Tone
More info on this coming soon.
Friday, September 4: Crosstown Block Party + Rock For Love
From 4:30 to 6 p.m., get to Crosstown early for the pre-Rock-For-Love Block Party to try out the Operation Crosstown fitness Park, drum circle, hooping, and Parkour demos, plus sno-cones and a signature Memphis Made Brew.
Here's the music lineup for Friday:
– Amurica Photo: Mary Owens, Faith Evans Ruch, Couple Skate, Stephen Chopek, Mark Edgar Stuart
– Crosstown Arts: Don Lifted, Mancontrol
– Co-Motion Studios: DJ Witnesse & Zac Ives
– Visible Community Music School Stage: VCMS Student Ensemble, Tooken, Rebecca Davis, Elder, The Passport
– Hi-Tone Café (main stage + small room) : Hannah Star, J.D. Reager & The Cold-Blooded Three, Sleepwlkrs, Pezz, James & The Ultrasounds, NOTS, Jack Oblivian
Don't forget to bring $5 for the Rock For Love Dunk Tank hosted by the Memphis Roller Derby.
Saturday, September 5: Lafayette’s Music Room
Memphis Ukulele Band, Deering & Down, Hope Clayburn & Soul Scrimmage
Sunday, September 6: The Levitt Shell
North Mississippi All-Stars
I'll update this with more info and show prices ASAP. Usually, most of the shows are free o4$5 but donations are expected.
To see/bid on the great swag in the online auction (which launches on August 1) go here.
To learn about the Church Health Center, go here.
For more info, follow @CHCMemphis on Twitter (use #RFL9) or check out the FB page here.
I Love Memphis via http://www.ilovememphisblog.com/2015/07/save-the-date-rock-for-love-2015/