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!
Celebrate Sandy Hook by joining us for a day of music, food, beverages, and kids' activities on the Sandy Hook Village Green on Saturday, October 1 from noon to 8pm.
This year's event features:
Music from four great bands:
- The Dirt Road Pickers - 12:00 - 1:30
- Blonde & Grey - 2:00 - 3:30
- Traveling Danburys - 4:00 - 5:30
- Green Eyed Lady - 6:00 - 7:30
Food from two great food trucks:
A bounce house, face painting, and visits with the Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs. We hope to even have our traveling magician John Wisnieff make an appearance too!
So pack your chairs and blankets and join us for some amazing music, food, and beverages along with a magnificent view of the Pootatuck River!
Check back from time to time as we will update the event with more details as we get closer to the 1st.
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, patrons, and partners.
History & Purpose
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.
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.
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.