Ardent Studios-Memphis, TN

Ardent Studios was founded by John Fry and was initially a studio in his family’s garage, where he recorded his first Ardent Records 45’s. In 1966 the operation moved into a new store building on Memphis’ National Street, which was shared with a bookshop. Ardent became home to young producers and engineers such as Jim Dickinson, Terry Manning, Joe Hardy, John Hampton, Paul Ebersold, and later Skidd Mills, Jeff Powell, Brad Blackwood, Pete Mathews, and Jason Latshaw. In 1971, Ardent Studios moved to its present location on Madison Avenue, followed by the acquisition of 24-track recorders, bigger consoles and more gear.

Early on, the studio recorded Sam & Dave, Led Zeppelin, Isaac Hayes, Leon Russell and The Staples Singers, and in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s recorded James Taylor, ZZ Top, R.E.M., George Thorogood, The Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh, and Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the 2000s younger artists such as The White Stripes, 3 Doors Down, Cat Power, North Mississippi Allstars, The Raconteurs, Low Cut Connie and Guy Sebastian have recorded at Ardent, and the soundtracks for Hustle and Flow and Black Snake Moan were produced at Ardent as well. To date, Ardent has recorded over 70 gold and platinum albums and singles.

The RockNRoll Chorus spent the day recording for their next album. Experiencing the studio where some of the greatest rock legends came together was a once in a lifetime opportunity that was well lived.

To check out the incredible history and the studios discography, head over to their webpage: ARDENT STUDIOS

Summer NAMM

RNRC spent the day venturing around the one and only Summer NAMM in Music City, TN. From workshops, tutorials, live performance, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences- the day will certainly be one to remember. We wrapped up the day on Broadway, exploring word famous venues and attractions. 

Nashville

What an amazing day in Tennessee! RNRC started their morning collaborating with an amazing high school a cappella group at the Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy.

The next stop was the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where a special unplugged performance was broadcasted throughout the facility.

The day wrapped up with a performance at the Opry Mills Mall outside of Nashville’s Madame Tussauds. The cast is eager to explore the city as our tour continues.

House of Blues Cleveland

CLEVELAND ROCKS!! 

The first House of Blues opened on November 26, 1992, in the Harvard Square commercial district and retail area of Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a live music concert hall and restaurant. The company was originally financed by Dan Aykroyd, Aerosmith, Paul Shaffer, River Phoenix, James Belushi, and Harvard University, among others.

In 1993 House of Blues launched a 501(c)(3) non-profit called International House of Blues Foundation which provided arts programs, resources and musical instruments for youths. The Music Forward Foundation continues to provide services for youth and has generated more than $20 million of support for these programs over its 20+ year existence.

RNRC was honored to take the stage at HOB Cleveland after their Rock Hall performance. Nothing better than a double header when it comes to rock & roll! 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on the shore of Lake Erie, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll.

RNRC took the stage by storm to honor the legends in the house that rock built. The cast, crew, and staff got to spend the day exploring this amazing museum.

Franklin County Fair

RNRC had a blast at the Franklin County Fair in historic Hilliard, Ohio. We would like to thank everyone that welcomed us and made the event possible. Looking forward to next year!

Hershey Park

RNRC made some sweet sounds at Hershey Park, PA on Monday. Beautiful weather and a beautiful crowd made for an awesome start of the second tour leg. Onward to Ohio!

LEAD State Fair @ Mercer County

RNRC kicked off another great set on our summer tour on Saturday, July 13th at the beautiful Mercer County Park for their annual fair.

Be sure to check out all the great moments captured from our shows over on the media page and follow us on Instagram @rocknrollchorus

Lead State Fair

Catch us this weekend before we hit the road for our national summer tour!

Mohegan Sun

RNRC took center court for the halftime show at the WNBA Connecticut Suns vs Minnesota Lynx game at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The game day kicked off with a celebration of hometown hero’s with a special performance from the U.S. Army Band Brass Quintet.