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.
The British Legends of Rock are ALL BRITISH ALL THE TIME but they are NOT a British Invasion or “Beatlesque” pop band. BLOR is a solid high-energy rock band taking their audiences on a fast moving musical and video spectacle through the golden age of British rock. Audiences of all ages find the show exhilarating and unpredictable as the band moves seamlessly from 60s classics such as Tom Jones, Cream, Deep Purple, The Who and The Rolling Stones to 70s jewels like David Bowie, Queen, Derek and The Dominos, Wings, Elton John, Led Zeppelin and much more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have some awesome memories from Rock The Barn with Brother Jeffery & his Not Quite Right Band. Going to Rock The Barn is like going to a high school reunion you always see so many old friends. One of the many things I miss since moving to Texas. It was always a good time no matter what the weather was doing we always made the best of it! Thank God for Beer Tents LOL! Party on & have a beer for me since I'm to far away to make it!Cindy Steinmueller
Just congratulating you on this most excellent event. The music both nights was excellent, the food venues and trucks were excellent and the crowd was great. It gets better every year.John O'Hare
Had a great time both nights! I have to say Everett Lee from Underground Stampede has a great voice! I want to see him perform again ! Listened to his CD all the way home and it was great !Patrick Philips