Meet Chaz at Rocking The Hook

Meet Chaz at Rocking The Hook

Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity S.H.O.P. is excited to announce the 2023 Rocking the Hook Concert on Saturday, September 30th from 2:00-8:00 pm.

Celebrate Sandy Hook by joining us for a day of music, food, beverages, and kids’ activities on the Sandy Hook Village Green.

This year’s event features:

Music from three great bands:

• The Dirt Road Pickers: 2:00 – 3:30

• Traveling Danburys: 4:00 – 5:00 (featuring 99.1 PLR’s own Tim Sheehan!)

• Green Eyed Lady: 5:30 – 8:00

Meet Chaz from 99.1 PLR from 2-4 pm!

Food from two great food trucks: Backwoods Dawgs, and El Taco Loco in addition to fine fare which is available from several restaurants within walking distance.

Kids’ Activities: A bounce house, face painting, and visits with the Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs. We hope to even have our traveling magician John Wisnieff make an appearance too!

So pack your chairs and blankets and join us for some amazing music, food, and beverages along with a magnificent view of the Pootatuck River!

Cost: FREE

The more concert-goers the merrier. So feel free to let your friends and family know about the event!

The event is hosted by Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (S.H.O.P.)


• Newtown United Methodist Church
• The Villa Restaurant
• Faith at Newtown Church

Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity seeks to promote the Village as a family-friendly, pedestrian-oriented community that celebrates Sandy Hook’s unique historic heritage and beautiful natural setting.

Sandy Hook was the first settlement beyond the village of Newtown, The quaint little settlement that we know now started to form shortly after the first Gristmill was built on the Pootatuck River to utilize the water power of the substantial river. The village center businesses opened to serve the workers located here to run the many industrial endeavors that followed.

In a statement from Michael Burton, S.H.O.P. President “The Heritage Park project has been 6 years in the making. It is a partnership between the Town, S.H.O.P., and many generous donors. Collectively, we are transforming a blight into a beautiful asset to the community. It will increase everyone’s property value and give the business community the ability to increase their volumes as a result of increased parking and recreational space.”


The Heritage Park & Trail in Sandy Hook. is a community space on a piece of town-owned property that we lease for $1/year. The park will include a pavilion, 30 public parking places, and a green space that extends down to the river. S.H.O.P. continues fundraising for Phase Two of the project The Heritage Trail.

S.H.O.P. Board members will be on hand to showcase our initiatives for Heritage Park, and concert-goers will have an opportunity to make donations to support the project.