ROCKING THE HOOK
S.H.O.P.’s Annual Free Concert
September 30, 2022 • 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
A Day of Music, Food, & Beverages on the Sandy Hook Village Green
2023 Event Video!
The Dirt Road Pickers
2:00 – 3:30
An Acoustics Duo “Playing the songs you forgot you loved”
4:00 – 5:30
Classic Rock & Roll
Green Eyed Lady
5:30 – 8:00
Performing at a variety of venues, this talented Rock Band has earned the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike.
food & beverages
Scenes from the 2022 Concert!
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 2023 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 extending to the river.
S.H.O.P. Board members will be on hand to showcase our initiatives for Heritage Park, and concert-goers can donate to support the project.