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Ok, if anyone asks you to leave the peninsula for a date or family affair, unleash your Rockaway Groan! It’s officially summer, and you have a good excuse. With the beaches and concessions open, plus a sizzling lineup of live music, theater and arts—you better let folks know— ain’t no reason to leave the peninsula—the Rock is the place to be!

 

LIVE MUSIC:

Thursday, June 6

7 p.m.

Float on a cloud of soulful jazz and classic standards with the Ancient Jazz Quartet at Thai Rock right on the beautiful bay.

375 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, June 7

6 p.m.

Lock in a lively start to the weekend with the Solid State Band at Bungalow Bar’s always jammin’ Acoustic Fridays.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, June 7

6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Bad Sign hits the boardwalk at Caracas delivering classic rock, blues and alternative rock. From Zeppelin, Hendrix, Cream to Pearl Jam—this band delivers!

Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

 

Friday, June 7

8:30 p.m. to Midnight

Brad Vickers and His Vestapolitans roll into Thai Rock bringing a chock-full lineup of blues, ragtime, hill country breakdowns, folk and real down-home rock and roll.

375 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, June 7

9 p.m.

The Belle Harbor Yacht Club is the place to be tonight as 3 Sheets to the Wind blows in rockin’ the club with the best 60s and 70s classic rock and blues.

533 Beach 126th Street

 

Friday, June 7

9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Party like it’s Mardi Gras with Breezy’s Mardi Gras Band at The BayHouse. Enjoy the bayside views, some great tunes and eat, drink and dance the night away.

500 Bayside, Breezy Point

 

Friday, June 7

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tonight RBQ will be hoppin’ with Squid Trio featuring Chris Tedesco, Karen Buff and Professa Squid. Get ready for some squidalicious acoustic blues, roots and Americana!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Friday, June 7

9 p.m.

TGIF! So grab your best buds, and head to Rogers for a classic rock feast with Mike & Miley, jammin’ gems from the 60s and 70s.

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Saturday, June 8

5:30 p.m.

This afternoon at Kennedy’s, sultry songstress Pamela Nardi and singer/entertainer Tommy Andersen, will captivatingly bathe you with their one-of-a-kind jazz, standards, Broadway, Motown, pop, and rock renditions.

406 Bayside Walk

 

Saturday, June 8

7 p.m.

Lustin’ for some live and direct reggae grooves? Look no further than Rustwoods as the Roots Vibration Band will put yuh in a conscious mood, ready to receive de blessings.

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, June 8

9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The whip-wielding mistress of modern blues will be bringing listeners to their knees tonight. Lex Grey and the Urban Pioneers are back at Thai Rock and they’ll keep you captivated all night long.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Saturday, June 8

9 p.m.

The Brooklyn Bards, transports you to the Emerald Isle with classic and contemporary Irish war marches, slides, rebel and love songs. Leanúint do chroí to Rogers!

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Saturday, June 8

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Head to RBQ because you definitely don’t want to miss Rockaway’s #1 party band, Wine With Sue, as they bring down the popular Boulevard spot with their notoriously wild classic rock show. Bring a towel because the sweat will be a-pourin!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, June 9

2 p.m.

Breezy’s GrassLighters light up Bungalow with their rich, unabashedly proud Americana roots music—fusing rock, folk, bluegrass and R&B.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Sunday, June 9

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

It’s Sunday FUN-DAY at RBQ and with popular Broad Channel music man Chris Long on the entertainment lineup—it’ll be a rollickin’ afternoon of your fave classics.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, June 9

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

If you talk to any local, there’s no such thing as, “I’ve had enough Solshyne.” Head to the Wharf and find out why this band’s rock-a-rific psychedelic performances have earned them a massive cult following.

416 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, June 9

3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

This month’s reggae jam at the Brewery features the Queen of selectors, Lady Ann. Plus check out the Reggae Market featuring artisans from all over the Caribbean and beyond.

415 Beach 72nd Street

 

Sunday, June 9

4 p.m.

Revel in your Celtic trad roots with the charming vocals and versatile guitar-playing of Rockaway’s Irish son, Walter Ensor at Rogers. You’ll be bowing with draft in hand before the evening woefully ends.

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, June 9

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Husband and wife acoustic duo, Stardust, makes their grand debut at La Barracuda, with an added treat, percussionist Dinah Fulton. Get ready for an afternoon with all your fave rock classics. Come on in and see for yourself how La Barracuda rocks sweet Rockaway Beach life!

Corner of Beach 97th & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Sunday, June 9

7 p.m.

Grammy-nominated legendary blues man Tony O’ hits the stage at Rustwoods, accompanied with the multi-talented and ever versatile drummeister, Mike Severino.

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Tuesdays

8 p.m. to Midnight

Connolly’s ever-popular Open Mic Night is back, hosted by Rockaway’s beloved musicmeister, Professa Squid!

155 Beach 95th Street

 

Thursdays

8 p.m. to midnight

Calling all musicians and vocalists—time to strut what you got at RBQ’s Open Mic Night!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Fridays

5 p.m.

Join Riis’ famous Friday night lobster jam with DJ Shirine Saad. $30 lobster dinner includes 1 1/2 lb. lobster and sides, corn and potatoes. First-come, first-served or reserve at lobster-jam.eventbrite.com

Bay 9 Riis Beach Park Bazaar

 

Sundays

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ jazz lunch featuring local legends, The Mike Severino Trio!

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

THEATER

Last Weekend!

This is your last chance to see the Rockaway Theatre Company’s latest production, Doubt: A Parable. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning dramaplay is based upon a priest suspected of molesting a 12-year-old boy. Is the priest guilty? That’s the doubt you will have to unravel. Show dates are June 7, 8 and 9. For more info and tickets, visit: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org.

T4 Post Theatre Building, Fort Tilden

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