The band Groove Hard makes their debut at the Luxe Penthouse in Memphis, 12/30/12
Kevin Jones, drummer for the band Groove Hard, takes a solo at their performance at the Luxe Penthouse in Memphis, 12/30/12
Kevin Jones, drummer for the band Groove Hard, warms up before the neo-soul and jazz concert at Luxe Penthouse in Memphis, 12/30/12
On Sunday evening after the parade, I headed down to the Luxe Penthouse in the South Main Arts District for a smooth jazz and neo-soul event featuring several local bands, including a new one called Groove Hard, featuring drummer Kevin Jones. Another band for the occasion featured 4 Soul’s drummer Otis Logan. The Luxe Penthouse is the former Power Station art gallery behind Central Station at South Main and G. E. Patterson Avenue. The building is a former power station for the train station, and it makes a fairly comfortable and elegant venue. There was great music, free food and a full bar, and a decent-sized crowd turned out.
Round 2 of the epic battle between the Bellevue Middle drumline and the Star Steppers drumline near the Fed Ex Forum after the Liberty Bowl Parade, 12/30/12. The battle ended when the parents got tired!
Round 1 of the battle between Bellevue Middle School drumline and the Star Steppers drumline in Memphis after the Liberty Bowl parade, 12/30/12
As the battle between the Star Steppers Drumline and Bellevue Drumline developed, the Iowa State drumline which had been warming up across the street, marched over to where we were and played one of their cadences, Liberty Bowl Parade, Memphis TN, 12/30/12
The Star Steppers Drumline performs at the end of the parade route at Fourth Street after the Liberty Bowl Parade in Memphis, 12/30/12
The Star Steppers Drill Team and Drumline perform behind the Fed Ex Forum after the Liberty Bowl Parade in Memphis, 12/30/12
The Star Steppers Drill Team and Drummers march down Lt. George W. Lee Avenue after they participate in the Liberty Bowl Parade in Memphis, 12/30/12