S.H.O.P.’s Annual Free Concert

October  1, 2022 • 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

A Day of Music, Food, & Beverages on the Sandy Hook Village Green

Scenes from the 2022 Concert!



The Dirt Road Pickers

12:00 – 1:30

An Acoustics Duo “Playing the songs you forgot you loved”

Blonde & Grey

2:00 – 3:30

Heartfelt, insightful, moving, fun, soft & medium rock & roll and some pop music sound too with the sweet flagrance of the flute throughout.

Traveling Danburys

4:00 – 5:30

Classic Rock & Roll

Green Eyed Lady

6:00 – 7:30

Performing at a variety of venues, this talented Rock Band has earned the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike.

food & beverages

FD Chefs

Firehouse Grill is NOT your average mobile food truck. Our menu includes overstuffed grinders, homemade specialties and a host of other items that set us apart from other food trucks.

El Taco Loco

Cause we make the best tacos in town, that’s why!
Home-made tortillas! let us show you why our tacos are not like the rest! 

Beverage Tent

Beers, wines, and water. The venue is for those 21+, and an I.D. is required. Wristbands will be issued.

The Concert’s Evolution

Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity S.H.O.P.,  a non-profit located in Sandy Hook Village,
is excited to host our 2022 Rocking the Hook concert after a two-year break due to COVID!

This year’s event features great music from four bands, on-site food from food trucks, and a beer and wine tent.
In addition, our media sponsor, WPLR, the New Haven and Fairfield County’s most prominent rock station, will be on-site the day of the event.

How It Started

Several years ago, Jeff Wallace, VP of Media and Sponsorship at Live Nation, contacted S.H.O.P. He offered to help secure sponsors to hold a free concert in Sandy Hook. As a result, hundreds in our community enjoyed the show. Since that first year, attendance has grown, and promoting the concert has reached well beyond Sandy Hook.

S.H.O.P. - Our Mission

The event is one of several fundraisers S.H.O.P. executes for initiatives to elevate awareness of the Village of Sandy Hook, its business community, and its impressive history.

The Heritage Trail Project

One of S.H.O.P.’s recent initiatives is for the Heritage Trail in Sandy Hook. We have been fundraising to build 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 that extends down to the river. To date, we have received:

  • A $128,000 grant from the State of CT
  • A $12,000 matching grant from the Town of Newtown
  • A $50,000 sponsorship for the pavilion structure

Additionally, S.H.O.P. has been fundraising and has raised another $20,000. We also have several commitments for donations in kind of labor and materials. So this puts us at approximately 70% of our total goal of $ 300,000. Construction will start by the end of the summer of 2022.

S.H.O.P. Board members will be on hand to showcase our initiatives for Heritage Park, and concert-goers will have an opportunity to make donations to support the project.








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S.H.O.P.’s Annual Free Concert

October  1, 2022 • 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

A Day of Music, Food, & Beverages on the Sandy Hook Village Green