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Here comes the Rockaway Groan, (succinctly coined by Rockaway Times Publisher, Kevin Boyle)! With an eclectic lineup of live music, theater, arts — all against a backdrop of our beautiful boardwalk, ocean and bay front, why leave Rockaway in the summertime! This is the place to be!

 

LIVE MUSIC:

Thursday, July 19

6 p.m. to 9 p.m

Get a jumpstart to your weekend with epic Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, Fernandito Ferrer at local outdoor dive, La Barracuda. As you lounge on a hammock under the stars, Ferrer will pluck at your heartstrings with his sensual percussive guitar acoustics, poetic songs and stirring voice.

Beach 97th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Thursday, July 19

7:30 p.m.

Tonight, Bungalow heats up with its summertime series, Thursdays with Bobby Butler and Friends. Tonight The Butler will be jammin' out hard with Phil Kadet at Bungalow’s outside deck. With great weather and music on the menu, this will be a great night of bay-full fun!

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Thursday, July 19

8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Get the party started with The Knobs at Connolly’s. From The Smiths to The Cure — The Knobs will rock all your favorite alternative/classic rock, leaving you literally ‘knobbed’ out!

155 Beach 95th Street

 

Friday, July 20

6 p.m.

Jam out with Wine with Sue at Bungalow Bar. Come on down and see for yourself out why they’ve been winning over crowds with their dead-on party rock covers and wild live shows for over a decade!

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, July 20

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Set sail to the weekend with 3 Sheets to the Wind for the ultimate Rockapulco summer party at Caracas. Steer yourself straight to the boardwalk as they perform all your favorite 60s and 70s classic rock and blues, "Fer yer listenin' pleasure!"

Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

 

Friday, July 20

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Deadheads, make a beeline to Low Tide Bar for the Rainbow Spirals’ epic 50-year celebration of the Grateful Dead! This ingenuous collective of NYC musicians will put you into a trance as they resurrect all your favorite Dead anthems. Definitely not a boardwalk concert you should miss!

Low Tide, Beach 97th Concession

 

Friday, July 20

9 p.m.

Billy Ryan of The Bogmen fame describes himself as a musician searching for the ultimate solo. Well, Rockaway groupies — tonight get ready for Ryan’s foot-stompin’ country western solo jam at Rogers. Will be a wild time for everyone!

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Friday, July 20

9 p.m.

Enjoy a classic Breezy summer night at the BayHouse by listening to the ever-popular Mardi Gras Band. Grab some dinner beforehand, enjoy the sunset on the bay and dance the night away.

500 Bayside, Breezy Point

 

Saturday, July 21

5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. That won’t be an issue at Low Tide at their Swing Beach Party. Come down to the concession as Molly and her Beach Bums, along with DJ Ryan Swift, present a night that features beginner’s swing lessons and a performance by Yeah Man. This is a swingin’ night you won’t want to miss,

Low Tide, 97th Concession

 

Saturday, July 21

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In celebration of Colombian Independence Day, local outdoor dive, La Barracuda, serves up the ultimate tropical dance party with NYC’s mega latin band, Johan Roa with Letzing Vallenato. With Colombian vallenato, cumbia and salsa on the dancing menu, your feet and hips will be on fire!

97th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Saturday, July 21

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Take a wild ride on the rock side with locals’ darling favorite, the Grayriders. If you like the Dead, Stones, Los Lobos, Wilco — and of course loads of laughs and a rockin’ good time — tonight, Caracas is the place to be!

Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

 

Saturday, July 21

7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Lou ‘Thunder Road’ Gerrero is coming out blazing with his classic Bruce Springsteen covers at BPSC’s Captain’s Gig. Pay $10 at the BP gate to get a voucher for access, which can also be used towards food or beverages at Captain’s Gig.

1 Beach 227th Street, Breezy Point

 

Saturday, July 21

9 p.m.

Folks tonight, Rogers is the place to be as insanely popular, good ole’ fashion rock and roll band, Identity Theft’s lineup of classic, funk, blues and pop will literally steal your senses away.

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, July 22

2 p.m.

What better way to leisurely enjoy your Sunday afternoon than with Sal The Singer at Bungalow Bar? With the beautiful bay as a backdrop, Sal’s mesmerizing voice and unique guitar styling will leave you in a dreamy state of nirvana.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Sunday, July 22

4 p.m.

What better venue to revel in Rockaway’s Celtic trad roots — than with the charming vocals and versatile guitar-playing of Rockaway’s born and bred Irish musician and vocalist, Walter Ensor — than at Rogers, Rockaway’s oldest Irish pub? Come on in and find out!

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday July 22

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Float with the summer breeze into BPSC’s Captain’s Gig as the Breezy Grass band tickles your senses with their high-energy musical mix of bluegrass, country and Americana. Pay $10 at the BP gate to get a voucher for access, which can also be used towards food or beverages at Captain’s Gig.

1 Beach 227th Street, Breezy Point

 

Tuesdays

8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Looking for an eclectic open mike night in The Rock? Well, Connolly’s is one of locals’ favorite and with Professa Squid as host, grab the chance to jam out with Rockaway’s best!

155 Beach 95th Street

 

Saturdays

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bring in de ole’ time days back a yard with live sweet reggae music right on de beach. Come share the vibes every Saturday for sweet summer reggae nights.

DredSurfer Grill, Beach 17th Street & Boardwalk

 

OTHER ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Sunday, July 22

9 a.m. / 11 a.m.

Start making your predictions as GAA Football gets hot and heavy at Rogers. At 9 a.m., it’s now or never for the vulnerable Kildare as they go head-to-head with Galway, and at 11 a.m. find out who will dodge the bullet — Monaghan or Kerry?

203 Beach 116th Street

Theater in Rockaway (Yes, Rockaway has its own theater company!)

Tickets for Rockaway Theatre Company’s grand production of the iconic, 9 to 5 The Musical are up for sale. Tickets sell quickly, so seize the chance to get your hands on some!  Show dates are July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, and August 3, 4, 5. Visit: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org

 

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