September 30, 2023 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sandy Hook Village
5 Glen Rd
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity S.H.O.P. is excited to announce our 2023 Rocking the Hook Concert!
Celebrate Sandy Hook by joining us for a day of music, food, beverages, and kids’ activities on the Sandy Hook Village Green.
This year’s event features music from three great bands:
• The Dirt Road Pickers: 2:00 – 3:30
• 3:30 – 4:00: Setup
• Traveling Danburys: 4:00 – 5:00
• 5:00 – 5:30: Setup
• Green Eyed Lady: 5:30 – 8:00
Food from two great food trucks:
Backwoods Dawgs and El Taco Loco, in addition to the fine fare, are available from several restaurants within walking distance.
Kids’ Activities
A bounce house, face painting, and visits with the Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs. We hope to even have our traveling juggler John Wisnieff appear too!
So pack your chairs and blankets and join us for amazing music, food, beverages, and a magnificent view of the Pootatuck River!
Cost: FREE
Check back from time to time as we will update the event with more details as we get closer to the 30th.
The more concert-goers the merrier. So feel free to let your friends and family know about the event!
The event is hosted by Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (S.H.O.P.)
Thank you to our awesome sponsors and volunteers!
• Church Hill Village
• Savings Bank of Danbury
• BHGRE Commercial – Atherton Team
• Farrell Communities
• Mt. Pleasant Hospital For Animals & Pleasant Paws
• Newtown Savings Bank
• Rob Rozz: Full Service Plumbing & Water Solutions
• Rotary Club of Newtown
• Aquila’s Nest Vineyards
• Around Town Real Estate
• Associated Refuse Haulers
• Cover Two Sports Cafe
• Curtis Packaging
• Floor and Decor
• Hartford HealthCare
• Michael Burton Builders
• Newtown Economic and Community Development
• Newtown Family Dentistry
• Sennheiser
• 99.1 WPLR
• Newtown United Methodist Church
• The Villa Restaurant
• Faith at Newtown Church
Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity seeks to promote the Village as a family-friendly, pedestrian-oriented community that celebrates Sandy Hook’s unique historic heritage and beautiful natural setting.
Sandy Hook was the first settlement beyond the village of Newtown. The quaint little settlement that we know now started to form shortly after the first Gristmill was built on the Pootatuck River to utilize the water power of the substantial river. The village center businesses opened to serve the workers located here to run the many industrial endeavors that followed.
In a statement from Michael Burton, S.H.O.P. President, “The Heritage Park project has been six years in the making. It is a partnership between the Town, S.H.O.P., and many generous donors. Collectively, we are transforming a blight into a beautiful asset to the community. It will increase everyone’s property value and allow the business community to increase their volumes due to increased parking and recreational space.”
The Heritage Park & Trail in Sandy Hook. is a community space on a piece of town-owned property that we lease for $1/year. The park will include a pavilion, 30 public parking places, and a green space extending to the river. S.H.O.P. continues fundraising for Phase Two of the project, The Heritage Trail.
S.H.O.P. Board members will be on hand to showcase our initiatives for Heritage Park, and concert-goers will be able to donate to support the project.