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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:

Friday, June 14

6 p.m.

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

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, June 14

8 p.m.

Calling all Deadheads—you don’t want to miss the Rainbow Spirals as they drum up your favorite Grateful Dead tunes at Rustwoods! This six-piece tribute band, led by Mike Severino on drums, will have you reelin’ and rockin’ all night!

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Friday, June 14

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

It’s Friday, so head to RBQ for Friday-rific barbecue, beer and more!—plus with the Rock-A-Wades playing all your favorite rock classics— get ready to kick off your weekend on a FUN-tabulous note!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Friday, June 14

9 p.m.

TGIF! So why not rock your evening Rockaway-style at Rogers! Grab your mates and get ready to be on the dance floor as Wine With Sue delivers their notoriously wild rock n’ roll party covers!

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Saturday, June 15

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Rock right into Low Tide Bar as the Supertones drop in on your senses with their surf rock exploding tubular beats and guitar riffs that will keep you musically wave-riding all night!

Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Street Concession

 

Saturday, June 15

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

La Barracuda is going to be a hot ticket tonight as The BEasy Band makes their grand return. Get ready to be tickled with their BEasy jazz rhythms, floating leads, and melodies that you’ll never forget.

Beach 97th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Saturday, June 15

7 p.m.

Captain Gamble and the NY Gyspies—the hottest funk band in Harlem—comes to Rustwoods ushering in their magnetic, body shaking blend of blues, funk, Afro-Caribbean, rock and reggae. Not one to miss!

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, June 15

9 p.m.

Get ready for a wild dance party at Rogers with Lunatix Live playing your fave unadulterated classic rock from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Saturday, June 15

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The Highland Rovers were so good that RBQ is bringing the craic back! Be guaranteed that you will be calling for an encore with a pint in hand before the night harmoniously ends.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, June 16

2 p.m.

The Locals Rule Trio rule the bay at Bungalow Bar’s outside deck with your fave classic rock and oldies.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Sunday, June 16

2 p.m.

Forget buying another pair of socks! Treat your dad by creating fun memories with great food, beer and music from Rockaway’s uber popular band, Wine With Sue at Riis!

Riis Park Bazaar Stage (Bay 9)

 

Sunday, June 16

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

It’s Sunday FUN-DAY at RBQ and with Beetlemania band, Blac Rabbit, get ready for an afternoon jammed with your favorite tunes.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, June 16

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ jazz lunch featuring local legends, Mike Severino on drums and Simon Chardiet on upright bass.

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, June 16

4 p.m.

End your weekend on a high note with Winston McBoogie at Rogers as he ignites the pub with your favorite rock classics!

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, June 16

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Revel in sweet Rockaway Beach life at La Barracuda with Linda Lorenzo Duo’s dazzling lineup of blues, classic rock and soul.

Corner of Beach 97th & 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

 

SPECIAL MENTIONS —

This Saturday, June 15!

 

13TH ANNUAL ROCKSTOCK & BARRELS SURF, SKATE & MUSIC FESTIVAL

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The 13th Annual Rockstock is finally here! So make a beeline to the beach and gear up for a day of blazing fun—and with the awesome roster of artists performing…drum roll please…10 a.m. Joe Caravella, 11 a.m. Ian S. Victor, 12 noon Ecstatic Madmen, 1 p.m. Lili Roquelin, 2 p.m. Morgan Weidenger, 3 p.m. Walker and The Brotherhood of the Grape, 4 p.m. Sasha Dobson, and 5 p.m. Indaculture—this is going to be one FUN-packed day that you won’t want to end!

Beach 90th Street Boardwalk

 

ROCKAPULCO GOLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Did you know that Rockapulco had its own beer? Well, head to the Rockapulco Gold Music Festival this Saturday, and find out why locals are saying its pure rock-solid gold. Plus with a platinum lineup of popular local bands featuring The GrayTrippers, 3 Sheets To The Wind, Squid, Wine With Sue and Fools Night Out, The Rockaway Times parking lot will be blingin’! $40 at the door gets you what Rockapulco is known for beer, music and fantastic company. Food available at the Fit Food Truck. For $30 advanced tickets, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more info, follow Rockapulco Gold Beer on Facebook.

114-04 Beach Channel Drive

 

OTHER ART NEWS

 

Ongoing Every Weekend in June

12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

What’s better than a book in one hand and a glass of wine (or beer) in the other? Find out at Avoid The Day Bookstore & Cafe pop-up. This Saturday at 12:30 p.m., bring the kiddies to a book reading and signing of children’s books, “A Storytelling of Ravens,” and “When Aiden Became a Brother” by author Kyle Luke.

211 Beach 90th Street

 

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