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An awesome new music festival is hitting Riis Park Beach this summer

An awesome new music festival is hitting Riis Park Beach this summer
Photograph: Dylan Johnson

There is no shortage of summer music festivals in NYC, so why not break away from a fest in a park and enjoy your tunes at one of New York's best beaches?

The first annual Rock! Away! Music Fest is coming to Riis Park Beach Bazaar from July 14-16 for a three-day bash of food, art and local music. The best part of all? It's free! So slather on some sunscreen, pack a few cans of rosé in your backpack and hop on the Rockaway Beach bus for a day (or three) of tunes and sunshine. Here is the lineup for the event:

Friday

Main Stage:
5:30pm Monkey Punch
6pm Blame Mercury
7pm Arson Welles
8pm Black Widows
9pm Hastings 3000

Saturday

Main Stage:
12pm Reckless Citizen
1pm Benjamin Cartel
2pm Lorena Leigh
3pm The Forms
4pm Walker and The Brotherhood of the Grape
5pm Rattrap Bumpkin
6pm Jason Loewenstein Band (Sebadoh / The Fiery Furnaces)

Busking Stage:
11:30-12pm Open Busking — bring your instrument and sign up to busk for food, beer and tips! (First-come, first-served)
12:40-1pm Open Busking
1:40pm Shannon T
2:40pm White Merlot
3:40pm John Baxter
4:40pm Rah Taylor and Amiri Atsu Taylor (Blac Rabbit) TBC
5:40 TBC
7pm Vic Thrill (Billy Campion)

Sunday

Main Stage:
Noon Blac Rabbit
1pm TVv
2pm The Lounge Act
3pm The Flux Machine
4pm Skells
5pm Toranavox
6pm Wonder Muff

Busking Stage:
11:30-Noon Open Busking — bring your instrument and sign up to busk for food, beer, and tips! First to busk first served…
12:40-1 Open Busking
1:40 John Simonelli
2:40 TBC
3:40 TBC
4:40 Patsy (Patrick Carrol)
5:40 Matt Walsh (Forms) and Rob Bryn (Wild Yaks)
6:40 Beasy Band and the Fam Jam

Check out the event's Facebook page for more details and updates.

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