August 20-21, 2021

August 20-21, 2021

8 Bands

8 Bands

2 Nights
Benefitting Meals on Wheels

Benefitting Meals on Wheels

Over $1 MILLION Raised!

Event Date & Time

August 20-21, 2021
@4:00 pm

Event Location

9015 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14031, USA

Rock The Barn Music Festival

Rock the Barn is a 2-day music festival to benefit Meals on Wheels.

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 16th 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

Meals On WheelsMeals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that provides home delivered nutritious, low cost meals to seniors (age 60+) and those convalescing or with mental or physical disabilities. Some of your friends and family may have been beneficiaries of this program.

Rock the Barn Fundraising GoalWhile Meals on Wheels delivers meals all over Western New York, it was discovered that the program was significantly lacking in the Clarence, Akron & Newstead area. Thus the Rock The Barn music festival was started in order to create a self-sustaining endowment fund of $1,000,000 for Meals on Wheels services in Clarence, Akron and Newstead. To date, Rock The Barn has reached its goal and raised over $1 MILLION!

Help Support Our Seniors


Advance tickets for the 2-day festival are $20 & are good for both days. Tickets at the gate are $25 with children under 12 admitted free. Advance sale tickets are available at Dash’s Market locations or online HERE.


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 and on Saturday 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 15 years, Rock the Barn has generated over $950,000 to help fund Meals on Wheels. We need $50,000 to reach our goal of $1 Million. Donations are accepted year round. Your donations make a difference to our seniors.


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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Advance Tickets

Advance tickets are $20 and includes admission for both days.
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Both Days

Children under 12 years of age are FREE.
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Day of Tickets

Tickets purchased at the event are $25 and includes admission for both days.
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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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