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Rock ‘n’ Roll Prom gets sequential for fourth year at The Jinx

  • Do Savannah got into the fun of Rock ‘n’ Roll Prom and styled Wendy Penatello Denney, co-founder of the Savannah Savannah Sweet Tease. (Pop art makeup by Samson Smith; wardrobe/accessories by The Future on Forsyth; photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)

Rock ‘n’ Roll Prom gets sequential for fourth year at The Jinx

15 May 2017

The words “prom night” evoke an array of emotions, even a bit of nostalgia. That could be the reason Savannah’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Prom is one of the most popular annual parties at The Jinx.

The event, an idea birthed after a night of rehearsal by local band The Wave Slaves, returns for its fourth year May 19.

Nicole Edge, drummer and a founding member of The Wave Slaves, recalls that spark of an idea.

“Five years ago after an intense rehearsal, I looked up at Greg Rettig, bassist for The Wave Slaves, and I commented to him that our music felt like it could have been played at a 1940s or 1950s high school prom,” she says. “Greg looked at me with a smile and said, ‘That is exactly what we should do. We should host a Rock ‘n’ Roll Prom.’”

The vibe is that of a John Hughes movie and makes for an evening you will not quickly forget.

For one night only at the end of the school year, The Jinx is decked with balloons, streamers and pennants. Bubbles float in the air while the disco lights pulsate and live music from The Wave Slaves and fellow Savannah bands The Hypnotics and The Mercers create the evening’s soundtrack. Attendees in their best garb line up for photos and hope to become prom royalty for the evening.

“Keeping up the tradition, we are bringing Petee Worrell again this year for our prom photos,” Edge says. “He is great and gets so into it while he is planning the yearly booth. I can’t wait to see what he has created for this year’s attendees.”

The theme is “Let’s Get Sequential,” an ode to all things related to comic books and superheroes.

“We are super excited about this year and the theme we have created. We know that Savannah loves dressing up and this theme will allow lots of room for creativity,” Edge says.

“My favorite part would have to be seeing the party goers dressing up and joining in the fun. We have crowned in years past a queen and queen, a king and queen and king and king for our prom.”

And prizes for the lucky winners include a $50 bar tab at The Jinx, baskets from Edge’s own Kleo’s Handcrafted Soaps and gift certificates from Cup to Cup Coffee Roasters.

“We want couples that love to dance and have fun. Can’t wait to see who takes the crown this year,” Edge adds.


What: Rock ‘n’ Roll Prom 2017: Let’s Get Sequential

When: 10 p.m. May 19

Where: The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St.

Cost: $7 or $5 in comic book costume

Info: Facebook events page