Get Ready to Rock for Love This Weekend

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 5th 2013 1753 0

Throw down for a good cause this weekend: The Church Health Center's annual Rock for Love festival starts tonight and runs through Saturday night.


This year, Rock for Love has packed three days with live music from 18 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. Last year, Rock for Love raised $50,000.

If you can't make it to any of the shows (or, if you can, but want even more music), you can pick up the CHC's first-ever Rock for Love compilation CD for $10.

The CD features previously-unreleased exclusive tracks by 20 Memphis bands, including Clay Otis, Dead Soldiers, the Bulletproof Vests, John Paul Keith, Pezz, the Memphis Dawls.

Here's the full Rock for Love 7 schedule of events:

Thursday, Sept. 5

VIP Barbeuce at Ardent Studios

Marcella Pinilla – 6:45 p.m.
John Gary Williams – 7:45 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 6

Young Ave. Deli

DJ Devin Steele
Side Street Steppers – 8:30 p.m.
Reemus Bodeemus – 9:30 p.m.
Hope Clayburn's Soul Scrimmage – 10:30 p.m.
Kalideophonix – 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Day Show at Overton Park

Elizabeth Wise – 12 p.m.
Chad Nixon – 1:15 p.m.
Starkillers – 2:15 p.m.
Big E and the Mississippi Boys – 3:15 p.m.

Night Show at Levitt Shell

Mark Stuart w/ Kait Lawson – 6 p.m.
Patrick Dodd – 7 p.m.
John Kilzer – 8 p.m.
Kirk Whalum – 9 p.m.

After Party at Young Ave. Deli

DJ Devin Steele
Mighty Souls Brass Band – 10 p.m.
Dead Soldiers – 10:45 p.m.
Memphis Dawls – 11:30 p.m.

For more information and the sweet silent auction, check out the Rock for Love site.

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