Savannah's annual Rock 'n' Roll Prom is coming back May 26 for its fifth year at The Jinx, and once again, organizers did not disappoint when choosing this year’s theme.
Nicole Edge, drummer for local band The Wave Slaves, who will perform at the prom, shares how the themed event has grown through the years.
“It’s hard to believe that it has been five years since we started. Each year I feel like we needed to top the last when it comes to the theme of the event," she says. "I feel like we kept it open-ended with the time-traveling theme. I feel like there are no excuses for this one. Anyone and everyone should be able to dress up. You could be from the '80s, you could be from the future or the Victorian era. It is not hard to get into it for this one. I am certain we all have something in our closets."
This year local retailer The Future On Forsyth decided to get in on the fun. This SCAD alumni-owned business that mixes new and vintage items is offering a 10 percent discount to those who mention Rock 'n' Roll Prom during checkout. See a slideshow of looks here.
The time-traveling installation of this adults-only prom will have plenty of dancing, with music from Savannah's The Hypnotics, COEDS and of course, hosts The Wave Slaves.
“The Hypnotics are coming back this year with new members. They have added a new drummer, Ira David Miller, and a new addition and layer to their sound with Phillip Price on the keys. Poor Phillip will be doing triple duty since he is involved in all three bands," Edge says.
Like the traditional prom, the night will once again feature the crowning of king and queen.
“Looking forward to seeing who the queen and king will be and like years past, we will have prizes for the winners," Edge says. "We are creating a space for cave paintings. Those who attend prom night will be able to get creative by creating their own cave paintings. We thought we should create something interactive."
Guests can also capture the moment with a souvenir photo.
"We are keeping the tradition with Petey Worrell; he will be with camera on hand to take the prom photos, and I cannot wait to see what he creates this year for our photo booth.”