Rocktober Down By The Seaside


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The Firefighters Family Fund and Sandy Shore Motel Present…

Rocktober Down By The Seaside, Columbus Day Weekend!

… Imagine, a weekend music festival with endless sand, sea, and sky, right on Misquamicut Beach facing the open Atlantic!

Friday night October 11th at 7:00 pm: Country rock with local legends The Screaming Eagle Band (with a special surprise guest) kicks it off!

Don’t forget to book a motel room at The Sandy Shore for Friday!

Saturday, October 12th starting at 2:00 pm: A Full afternoon of classic rock starting with three great rock acts supported by an eight-piece orchestra, The Pink & Blue Chamber Ensemble, arranged and conducted by Maestro Drake Smith.

Beyond – The far-out tribute to the eternal Moody Blues!
New England Pink Floyd – The Best of Pink Floyd at sunset and salty sea air!
From The Beginning – Emerson Lake & Palmer Tribute featuring Tarkus!

Intermission: (Are Your Hungry?)

At 7:00 during the intermission, join us for dinner! Meet the bands, the crew, and the sponsors & guests at Gino’s By The Beach restaurant next door! Enjoy delicious food and cocktails with all of us!

The show goes back to The Sandy Shore…

At 8:30, as the skies darken and blankets are laid out on the sand, and bonfires are lit: Physical Graffiti takes the stage over the Atlantic and performs a legendary Led Zeppelin tribute concert!

Enjoy the starlit skies, The Sandy Shore bar, and a walk in the sand before retiring for a deep sleep to the sounds of the saves.

Reserve Your Weekend Accommodations Now With Us at The Sandy Shore Motel For The Weekend!

Sunday morning, join all of us for a great breakfast and a Bloody Mary (for some) to start the fun-filled day. At noon, our Beach Ball Jame with solo acts, duos, The Nauti Cuttlefish, featuring The Amazing Manatees Band.

Tickets are only $30 for all three days, $20 for each day, with the event taking place at The Sandy Shore Motel, 149 Atlantic Avenue in Misquamicut Beach, Rhode Island across from Gino’s By The Beach restaurant. Tickets are available by contacting the website or call us now at 401.596.5616. Click Here for directions.

For information about bands, activities, and times, please contact: Wayne Holmes 860.701.8442

For information about the Firefighters Family Fund, email Jim Mansell:

Rocktober Down By The Seaside is sponsored by The Sandy Shore Motel, with your host Gene Arganese. This event supports Misquamicut Beach and we proudly support The Firefighters Family Fund to help assist the families of fallen local firefighters.


This is a pre-order special only. Tickets will be sold the day of at the door for $25.00 per day or a weekend pass for $40.00.

The event will take place at The Sandy Shore Motel, 149 Atlantic Avenue, Westerly, RI 02891. Click Here for directions.

Please print the receipt sent to you from PayPal to the email used to place your order. This will act as your ticket(s).

Additional information

Which Day?

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Weekend Pass