August 18, 2023

August 18, 2023

One Night Only

One Night Only

2 Bands
Benefitting Clarence Citizens for Veterans

Benefitting Clarence Citizens for Veterans

Taking Care of Our Veterans

Event Date & Time

August 18, 2023
@4:00 pm

Event Location

9015 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14031, USA

Rock The Barn Music Festival

Rock the Barn 2023 is a 1-day music festival to benefit Clarence Citizens for Veterans.

Come out and enjoy the music, the aroma of barbecue, kettle corn, pizza and more. The fun encounters with long-lost friends around the beer tent. And of course the great music. Heading into its 17th year, Rock The Barn has grown into a major music festival. With the help of the great bands, hard-working volunteers, our sponsors and the support of the public, the event continues to grow and prosper.

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The Cause

Clarence Citizens for Veterans is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and honor our veterans. In the few months since its inception Clarence Citizens for Veterans has worked to raise and donate thousands of dollars to both national and local entities including the Wounded Warrior Project and the SSgt Mark A Spence Memorial Scholarship Fund. We have pledged not only to sponsor a WWII Veteran for Honor Flight Buffalo giving them a chance to see their memorial in Washington DC but have also committed our time and personal resources in volunteering as guardians both this year and next. Our ultimate goal is to utilize the money and manpower to provide assistance wherever it is needed.

We are veterans. We are military families. We are caring citizens. We are 100% volunteer and other than a small percentage of money which goes to necessary operating expenses everything we raise will be used to support and honor those who have served this country selflessly.


Help Support Our Veterans


Advance tickets for the 1-day festival are $20. Tickets at the gate are $25 with children under 12 admitted free. Advance sale tickets are available at Dash’s Market locations or Rock Oak.


From BBQ to Thai or Buffalo style Chicken, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Beef on Weck, Gellato, Kettle Corn & much more. Come hungry, eat & drink while listening to great music & supporting a worthy charity.


Music starts Friday from 4pm – 11pm. Rain or shine. Gates open at 3pm. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, a big appetite, & your enthusiasm. No pets, coolers,
 or sun umbrellas (unless raining).


After 16 years, Rock the Barn has generated over $1 MILLION to help fund Meals on Wheels. This year we are raising money for Clarence Citizens for Veterans. Donations are accepted year round.


Advance Tickets

Purchase your tickets before August 20th and receive a $5 discount per ticket. Tickets purchased the days of the event will be $25 each. Note that children under 12 are always free.

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Ticket Pricing



Advance Tickets

Advance tickets are $20.
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Children under 12 years of age are FREE.
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Day of Tickets

Tickets purchased at the event are $25.
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Rock the Barn was originally conceived as the “Barn Dance” in 2005 by Doug Sitler during an off-road tour of a 90-acre farm tract that Doug’s friends Paul and Jim Stephen had recently purchased.

Noel Dill and Tim Kulbacki rounded out the team that set up and promoted that first event which was held as a private fundraiser. With a small group of volunteers and a single band, that first “Barn Dance” drew about 250 people and raised $4,000 for Meals on Wheels. After 16 years we have raised over $1 MILLION, and Rock the Barn is one of the premier events in WNY.

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