Jersey Rock Feature of the Week: The Colts Neck Rockfest
The Colts Neck Rockfest is a 2-day music and arts festival featuring non-stop performances from a large bill of well-established and up-and-coming original acts and cover bands. Admission to the event is FREE, however it does cost $20 per car load per day. A number of great local vendors will be on site. Attendees are permitted to bring in their own alcohol and pre-made food and can come and go as they please.
This year The Colts Neck Rockfest will celebrate its 10th Anniversary. The event will run from 5pm to 10pm on Friday 9/22 and 10am to 11pm on Saturday 9/23. 95.9 The Rat will be on site both days.
On Friday 9/22 The “Battle of the Young Bands” will take center stage. Jersey Rock’s Tom Hanley will host the event as 7 acts put their budding talent on display. On the bill for Friday night are The Taylor Tote Band, Marel Hidalgo And The Stone Feathers, Lakehouse Jr. Pros, Ham By The Pound, Spinning Bad, The Leah Nawy Band, and Fountain Of Youth. The music starts at 6pm!
A full day of great local music kicks off at 11am on Saturday 9/23. Steve Hook and Gotts will be on the scene as a number of awesome veteran bands hit the festival. The roster includes The Moroccan Sheepherders, Secret Sound, Xol Azul, Guilty Pleasure, Random Test, Snow Dog, Upside, Woodfish, Colossal Street Jam, Katfish Lucy, The Sundries, The Carnival Dogs, Sandy Mack And The Magnificent Mancini Brothers, The Inversion Circus, The Sam Sims Band, Strumberry Pie, Decade, Running Dog Band, Rockit Fish, Darren Panelli, Poppa John Bug And The Jam Band, and Santa Ray And Friends.
Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat at 11:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a preview of The Colts Neck Rockfest. On Tuesday Steve Warendorf of The Moroccan Sheepherders will call in to the show. Taylor Tote will join us over the phone on Wednesday and Gene Potts of Colossal Street Jam will call in on Thursday night as we spin tracks from all 3 acts.
Check out a video of The Moroccan Sheepherders performing at the Colts Neck Rockfest back in 2011: