Sometimes, the most fun rock'n'roll shows happen way before 10 p.m.. Assignment #190 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to grab your kid (or offer to take someone else's for the afternoon) and check out Rock'n'Romp, Memphis' kid-friendly concert series.
When Rock'n'Romp started, it was a small series of invitation-only backyard concerts that allowed parents to see some of the city's best bands while hanging out with their kids. Though the series has grown into a massive, public monthly show, the premise is still the same: good local bands (like Al Kapone, Harlan T. Bobo and Memphis Dawls) play family friendly shows that end before 6 p.m.
In addition to the music, Rock'n'Romp shows usually have some kind of game or craft, plenty of space to run around, free snacks from Whole Foods and Central Barbecue and beer for the adults.
There's one catch though – in order to attend Rock'n'Romp, you've got to have a kid with you. The kid doesn't have to be yours, but adults won't make it past the door without an underage friend. Kids always get into Rock'n'Romp free and admission for adults is $5.
To see the Rock'n'Romp schedule and find out more about the series, go here.