Summertime is officially here, and you know that means summer camps! Some are filled with the great outdoors, ropes courses and on occasion, The Boss's sister. Not your speed? As usual, the folks at YEAH come to the rescue with their slew of rock 'n' roll camps. Full disclosure: As a former volunteer, I'm a little biased, but I'll go ahead and say these camps are a blast for both the campers and the volunteers. Some of these kiddos are talented beyond their years, but no matter what their skill level, the staff makes that incomparable experience of working as a team and performing for a live audience accessible to every one of them, and that makes the showcase concerts some of the most exciting shows I see all year. The Southern Girls Rock 'n' Roll Camp, which as Steve Haruch noted, celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, is a few weeks off, but one of the camp's coed variants, Tennessee Teens Rock Camp, is happening right now, and we're tellin' ya: Mark your calendar for the showcase this Friday.
Happening this time at Hillsboro High School, the concert features 13 camper bands performing all-original songs. The cover is $10 for the 18+ crowd, $5 for ages 10-17, and young'uns under 10 get in free. Doors are at 5 p.m., and the show kicks off at 5:30, leaving you plenty of evening afterwards for adult beverages and sundry entertainments. All proceeds support the YEAH scholarship fund, which helps make sure that they never have to turn away a student based on financial need.