By Tamara Cook
It is Rocktober in the Cooper Young Historic District! In October, join us for a whirlwind showcase of some of the top local musicians in the area. Sixteen different solos, duos, and groups will play for free at the intersection of Cooper and Young at the Gazebo on Monday through Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for four weeks.
Starting October 5th, Tony Manard, a life-long Memphian will entertain us with his folksy twang with a side of blues. Posessing quick right hand and a lyrical middle finger, Manard’s songs feature marginal and marginalized characters from history and the imagination. He released his first collection of original songs, Nothing I Want to Talk About, in November of 2014 and is working on a follow-up expected in this fall.
Rocktober’s music menu has rock-and-roll, blues, soul, country, rockabilly, and garage rock with a little Creole thrown on top.
Other musicians and groups to follow are:
October 6th: Davy Ray Bennett
October 7th: Nora & Chuck Retroactive
October 8th: Subtractions
October 12th: Switchblade Kid
October 13th: Marcella Simien
October 14th: Cherry Brooks and Cal Jackson
October 15th: Dan Montgomery
October 19th: Richard James
October 20th: Loveland Duren
October 21st: Anne Schorr
October 22nd: Nancy Apple
October 26th: Justin Bloss
October 27th: Josh Threlkeld
October 28th: The Sheiks
October 29th: Toy Trucks
Please join us for this free Rocktober Music Series sponsored by Central Automotive. Bring your children, pets, and lawn chairs and get set up to enjoy some great original Memphis musicians in one of the “Top Ten Great Neighborhoods in America.”