Get Ready To Rock For Love (2014 Edition)

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 25th 2014 1552 0

Get ready to throw down for a good cause: The Church Health Center's annual Rock for Love festival starts Friday, September 5 and runs through Sunday, September 7.

This year, Rock for Love has packed three days with live music from 35 – yes, 35! – of Memphis' finest musicians. 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. In the last 8 years, Rock for Love has raised $200,000.

Important links:
To pre-order the Rock for Love 8 vinyl EP complication album, go here.

To see/bid on the great swag in the online auction, go here.
To learn about the Church Health Center, go here.
For more info on the individual shows, follow @CHCMemphis on Twitter (use #RFL8) or check out the FB page here.

All the shows are free except the Hi-Tone show on Friday and the Hattiloo Theatre after party on Saturday. Having said that, keep in mind that the whole point of Rock for Love is to raise money for the Church Health Center, so donations are encouraged. 

Here's the full Rock for Love 8 schedule of events. Each event has its own Facebook page, and all those are linked,

Friday, August 31 at Huey's Midtown with music, local brews, and giveaways.

Kickoff party for Rock for Love 8, all local beer pints are $5 – and $2.50 of each beer goes straight to the Church Health Center.

Friday, Sept. 5 at the Crosstown Block Party with food trucks, hula hoop luau, market, comedy, art, and more.

Hi Tone – Dirty Streets, James and the Ultrasounds, Super Witch. 10 p.m. $5. 18+  Click here to listen to the Dirty Streets.
Crosstown Arts – Gryscl, the Star Killers, Cavalier, Small Fires. 6 p.m.
Amurica – Caleb Sweazy, Faith Evans Ruch, Kris Acklen, Mason Jar Fireflies. 6 p.m.
Church Health Center – Twin Face Kline. 6 p.m.
Visible School (outdoor stage) – The Passport, Sunday Thrills, Whisper of King, Scroll, Visible School Students. 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6 at Overton Square Tower Courtyard. Family friendly day shows from 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Black Oak Arkansas Click here to listen to Black Oak Arkansas.
River City Tanlines
Mighty Souls Brass Band
Knowledge Nick with the Chinese Connection Dub Embassy Read my interview with Knowledge Nick here.
Paul Taylor
Stax Music Academy Band
Idle & Wild

Saturday, Sept. 6 at Hattiloo Theatre Hip Hop Revue After Party. 11 p.m. $10. 18+

Al Kapone Click here to listen to Al Kapone.
Iron Mic Coalition
Cool Courtney
Michael Royal
Tori WhoDat
DJ Witnesse

Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Levitt Shell. 7 p.m.

The Grifters Click here to listen to The Grifters.
Mark Edgar Stuart

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  2. Pierre Kelly says:

    Cool lineup! I know my friend Katrina Coleman is doing comedy, correct!

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