Memphis Rocks

Wear your Memphis pride and give back at the same time

Memphis is known around the world as the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll, but our city ROCKS in more ways than one! Memphis is mentioned in more songs than any other city in the world and we have a long legacy of music icons with Memphis roots, but we’re also famous for our entrepreneurial spirit, warm hospitality, food (of course, including BBQ), our culture and arts, and our spirit and soul!  You might say it’s just in the water, but our city ROCKS!

Memphis Rocks is a civic pride campaign designed to give back by supporting the Memphis Police Department Fallen Officer Memorial.  We worked with LPBC partner, T-Shirt Champions to design and create a T-shirt that sparks conversation by listing some of the many things that make our city great. The music note behind ROCKS includes everything from the University of Memphis, Shelby Farms, Graceland, Memphis Grizzlies, the Orpheum, the Memphis Redbirds, and Beale Street to people, like Elvis, Kirk Whalum, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Lee Lewis, Al Green, and Aretha Franklin.   All proceeds benefit the the MPD Fallen Officer Memorial, which is a million dollar, privately funded project to honor the now 63 MPD Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and the family and friends they leave behind.  To date, more than $60,000 has been raised from sales of the Memphis Rocks T-shirts to benefit the MPD Fallen Officer Memorial. 

So, wear your pride, support the MPD Fallen Officer Memorial, and help us show the world why Memphis ROCKS...all at the same time!  You can find Memphis Rocks shirts at retailers around town, like the Beale Street Gift Store, or order them online at www.MemphisRocksMerch.com .  The shirts come in a variety of colors and sizes.  We also have a special stock at our Lipscomb & Pitts Building for those who want to drop by and check them out.

Below is the television commercial that kicked off the Memphis Rocks campaign, along with some of the news coverage and related multi-media.  On our Facebook page, we have a whole photo gallery dedicated to pictures submitted by individuals, families, friends, and even companies wearing their Memphis Rocks shirts all over the world.  In April 2013, Memphis Rocks became a category at the On Location: MEMPHIS International Film & Music Festival, as well.  Similar to categories, like feature films and documentaries, Memphians now have a chance to produce short films, five minutes or less, that capture their perspectives or some of their efforts that make Memphis Rock.  These films are then shown on the silver screen at the festival in front of a sold-out theater that includes filmmakers from all around the world.  Watch some of the short films and learn more about the annual category on our "Memphis Rocks in Film Fest" section.   

So, whether it is with a shirt or video camera or even billboards across the Mid-South with fun facts about our community, our goal is to show the world why Memphis ROCKS!     

Memphis Rocks TV Commercial

 

Some News Coverage for Memphis Rocks

       

Fun Pics Rockin' the Shirt

Testimonials

"It is actually hard to put into words the feeling I had meeting and joining with the Memphis 'giving' community at the LPBC Signature Breakfast hosted by Smith & Nephew and in partnership with The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence in August, 2014. To see living embodiments of real and true compassion and caring for others, all gathered in one place gave me some sense of the astounding range, depth and sustained good works the business community in Memphis is doing. It was clear to me
John Hunter, Award-Winning Educator , former guest speaker, and focus of the documentary, "World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements"
Thank you for taking the time to teach me some new ideas about storytelling in the digital world! I am excited to implement your tips and best practices. Thank you for all you do to support local nonprofits and their good words by providing this valuable training.
Glenda Gurley , Maddox Foundation
"It was very revealing. I had no idea of the broad range of community outreach initiatives involved by the sponsoring members. This is the most positive movement that I have seen in Memphis in a long time and is surely needed. I really enjoyed my visit."
Bill Morris , Former Memphis Mayor
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