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

Written by
Taya Kenny

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:


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


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)


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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