Rock for Love 5, the fifth-annual Church Health Center benefit concert, starts today, Aug 18 through Aug 21 at the Hi-Tone (1913 Poplar Ave).


 RFL 5 will include a free show at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 at the Gazebo (near Goner Records, 2152 Young Ave.) and a free day party from 1p.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Shangri-La Records (1916 Madison Ave). Tickets are available at

Since 1987, the Church Health Center has provided quality, affordable healthcare to working uninsured people and their families. Since 2007, Rock for Love has celebrated Memphis’ legendary music scene and raised funds and awareness for the Center.

Rock for Love 5 lineup (in order, headliner listed first):

Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Hi Tone – $5. 9 p.m. 18+
Star & Micey, the Near Reaches, Bryan Hartley Industries, Grace Askew, DJ Lady Problems
Emcee: Billie Worley

Friday, Aug. 19 at the Gazebo (near Goner Records) – FREE. 5:30 p.m. All-ages
The Sharp Balloons, Richard James, and the Special Riders
Emcee: Jeff Hulett

Friday, Aug. 19 at the Hi Tone – $10. 9 p.m. 18+
Pezz, the Angel Sluts, Glorie, Cities Aviv, Arma Secreta, DJ Lady Problems
Emcee: Dr. Harold Toboggans

Sat., Aug. 20 at Shangri-La Records – Rock for Love 5 Day Party. FREE. 1 to 5 p.m. All-ages
Bake Sale, Wuvbirds, the Perfect Vessels, Silver Seeds
Emcee: J.D. Reager

Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Hi Tone – $10. 9 p.m. 18+
Oracle and the Mountain, the Subteens, the Burning Sands, Kruxe, Tiger High
Emcees: Gary Parrish and Chris Vernon

Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Hi Tone – $10. 5:30 p.m. 18+
The Bo-Keys featuring Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns, Susan Marshall, John Kilzer
Emcee: Marvin Stockwell

Shangri-La Records will donate 20 percent of store sales from Saturday’s day party to the Church Health Center, and donations will be accepted. Bake Sale will also host a bake sale to benefit the Center.

Rock for Love 5 will also have an online auction hosted by Infolexa at The auction will go live on Aug. 1 and close at midnight on Aug. 21. The Memphis Roller Derby will host a merchandise table throughout the weekend with a variety of records, T-shirts and other merchandise on sale to benefit the Center.

 In partnership with ArtsMemphis, the Friday night show is being offered as part of the organization’s Bravo series.

In conjunction with Rock for Love 5, Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop will host its second-annual Rock and Roll Revolution Bike Ride, a bike ride that will pass by iconic sites of Memphis rock and roll significance, on Saturday, Aug. 20. The ride will begin and conclude at Shangri-La Records, just in time for the start of the Rock for Love 5 Day Party. The ride is for ages 12 and up, and there is no cost to participate. To RSVP, e-mail [email protected].

For more information about Rock for Love 5, visit  or .

Marvin Stockwell, (901) 272-7170, Ext. 1414 or [email protected]
Jeff Hulett, (901) 272-7170, Ext. 1304 or [email protected]
J.D. Reager, (901) 488-5020 or [email protected]