ROCKING THE HOOK
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
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.
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
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.