Clarence, NY – When the Big Yellow Barn is rocking on Main Street in Clarence, money is being raised for one of Western New York’s most beloved charities.
National tribute bands Bon Journey (Bon Jovi & Journey) and Nightrain (Guns & Roses) will be thrilling audiences in Clarence on July 21-22 at the 13th Annual “Rock the Barn” – a fundraising concert for Meals on Wheels. The previous 12 concerts have helped raise $565,000 for the Clarence-Newstead Meals on Wheels Task Force, Inc., which provides funding for Meals on Wheels services in Clarence, Akron and Newstead.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and are good for both days. Tickets can be purchase at all Dash’s Markets locations or online at: www.rockthebarn.com. The event takes place rain or shine.
Rock the Barn has become a major community affair in Clarence. What originally started out as a one-night event in 2005 blossomed into a two-day festival the past six years, attracting thousands of attendees each year. The concert is held on the grounds of the Big Yellow Barn at 9015 Main Street, making it a truly unique event venue. While the essence of Rock the Barn is music, there are many more aspects including local food vendors serving mouth-watering food, a beer tent, raffles, a children’s craft area and more. A second stage was added in 2016, as the event continues to evolve and grow.
Proceeds from the previous Rock the Barn concerts have helped the Task Force amass over $565,000 in its endowment fund – more than halfway towards their $1,000,000 goal. Funds from the endowment are used to support Meals on Wheels routes in Clarence, Akron and Newstead. From their distribution point at the Clarence Senior Center, Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver over 25,000 meals a year to over 130 recipients on seven routes.
Main stage musical performers for Friday, July 21st: Bon Journey (headliner), Tradewinds, S.A.M., and Conspiracy Theory. On Saturday, July 22nd : Nightrain (headliner), Your Enemies, 1980 Something and Cypher.
There will also be a bonus stage featuring local, volunteer musicians Aaron Ziolkowski, Noah Moses and AJ Jabaji who will provide entertainment between main stage performances.