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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, August 9

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Want to feel like you’re in Puerto Rico, lounging on a hammock under the stars, while listening to sensual percussive guitar acoustic, poetic songs and a mesmerizing voice? Make a beeline to La Barracuda as Fernandito Ferrer pulls at your heartstrings with his stirring vocals and guitar. Plus with great Colombian beach fare on the menu, why go anywhere else?

Beach 97th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Thursday, August 9

7:30 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’ rockin’ solo jam at Bungalow Bar.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Thursday, August 9

11 p.m.

Tonight at Epstein’s is a show you’re not going to want to miss as major headliner, Pepper will be stopping by to play some of their Kona dub rock hits and promote their new wine. They’ll be joined by members of Stick Figure and Slightly Stoopid. Local Rockaway favorite, The Skells will kick off this amazing lineup.

88-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Friday, August 10

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Head to local outdoor hotspot, La Barracuda as first-class Rockaway music man, Simon Chardiet, plays his electrified one-man show, playing tunes from the Simon & The Bar Sinisters Songbook. With Simon, there’s always a chock-full of groovy surprises!

Beach 97th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Friday, August 10

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

DJMugsyMugs will have the party poppin’ at Caracas. Whether you’re lookin’ for 80s, dancehall reggae, spiced up with some soca, or your favorite hits, the Mugs always delivers.

Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

 

Friday, August 10

6 p.m.

The Fabulous Wades are back at Bungalow Bar! So, get ready for their infectious lineup of 50s, 60s and 70s rock n’ roll hits!

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, August 10

9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The wildly popular 3 Sheets To The Wind makes their Epstein’s debut, performing all your favorite 60s and 70s classic rock and blues, always, "Fer yer listenin' pleasure!"

88-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Friday, August 10

8 p.m.

Start your weekend right with some friends. Friends in Sound is heading to The BayHouse, playing your favorite classic rock and blues covers as you enjoy some drinks, food and a bayside sunset.

500 Bayside, Breezy Point

 

Friday, August 10

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Board this time machine as The Brooklyn Bards transports you to the Emerald Isle with their folk songs dating back hundreds of years to the present. If classic and contemporary Irish war marches, slides, rebel and love songs endear your heart, leanúint do chroí and toast, sláinte at Rogers!

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Saturday, August 11

3 p.m. to 12 a.m.

A/B Studios is hosting the 7th Annual Monster Jello Wrestling Bash! So why not dive in and get gooey with bands, Revels Engine, Ridiculous Beings, NCM and Freya Wilcox & the Howl? $10 at the door. Food and drinks will be flowing. Wrestlers get in for free!

111-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Saturday, August 11

5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pamela Nardi garners such heartfelt reviews — “She’s amazing... She’s awe-inspiring… She’s flawless!” Come to Kennedy’s and hear for yourself, and with Steve Athanail accompanying Nardi with his guitar — get ready to be serenaded with her beautiful voice and Athanail’s equally enchanting acoustics.

406 Bayside Walk, Breezy Point

 

Saturday, August 11

6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Local band, Bad Sign, will quench your thirst for refreshing classic rock and blues with a lineup that will keep you tapping your feet all-night long!

Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

 

Sunday, August 11

1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Head to Riis for some funky afro-beat! Brooklyn afro-funksters, Kaleta & Super Yamba Band, are fronted by legendary Afrobeat veteran, Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta, who has toured the world with Nigeria’s most popular musicians including — drum roll please…Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade, along with Majek Fashek and recently Lauryn Hill. Man! Riis will be full of riddim and soul!

Riis Park Bazaar, Bay 9

 

Sunday, August 12

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Head to Breezy and find out why The Girls On Top gleefully rides their fans to euphoria with their classic favorite 60s, 70s, 80s and today’s rock, blues and r n’ b tunes. 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

 

Sunday, August 12

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Forget the rain and need some Solshyne in your life? Head to Rockaway’s hidden treasure, The Wharf, as they deliver their always-memorable classic rock.

416 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, August 12

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Fabulous Wades are making their La Barracuda debut. Wade in to rock out to their infectious vocals and acoustic classic rock.

Corner of Beach 97th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Tuesdays

8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Looking for an eclectic open mic 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

 

Fridays

5 p.m.

Nothing pairs better with lobster than the sweet sounds of Lorena Leigh. Head to Red Hook Lobster Pound’s Lobster Boil at Riis Park Beach Bazaar on Friday nights through August 24, as Lorena serenades you with her catchy ukulele tunes and smooth voice.

167-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

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 ART NEWS

THEATER AUDITIONS:

Rockaway’s got talent! Whether you’re an experienced jazz dancer, acrobat, gymnast, juggler, magician or other classic circus types, don’t miss your chance to audition for the Rockaway Theater Company’s Pippin. Auditions are on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Post Theater, Bldg T4 in Fort Tilden. Performances are in November and December. All cast members must be available for every performance. Rehearsals begin early September. For more info, visit: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org

 

Got info on live music and art exhibitions coming up in Rockaway and Broad Channel? Send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line: “Rockaway Good Times.”

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