Get Ready To Rock For Love (2014 Edition)
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Stax Music Academy Band
Idle & Wild
Al Kapone Click here to listen to Al Kapone.
Iron Mic Coalition
The Grifters Click here to listen to The Grifters.
Mark Edgar Stuart