Rock by the Sea, Inc is dedicated to organizing music festivals and events where we raise money to assist deserving charities who provide direct services to those in need. Every Rock by the Sea event is an intimate showcase of music designed to bring people together for the love of music and the common goal of helping these charities.

Rock by the Sea has evolved from the idea that a few music fans could produce a great music event and inspire each other to raise money for meaningful causes. Inspired by Sister Hazel's Lyrics for Life and The Rock Boat and to quote Ken Block, Sister Hazel's lead man, "The ripple effect" of our actions are in full force." Since the first event in 2007 we have raised funds at eight music festivals, four Golf Tournaments, nine Road Shows, and in 2010, thanks to the many bands and artists who support our mission, we produced our first of four Christmas CDs.  Those activities helped us raise money that we in turn donated to various charities such as The Pediatric Brain Tumor Program, Now I Play Along Too, Franklin County Library - Children's Reading Program, Camp Sunshine, Lyrics For Life, Franklin County (FL) Humane Society, Anchorage Children's Home (Panama City), Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee, Refuge House (Tallahassee) Feed the Children and LiveStrong.  In eight years we have donated almost $350,000 to these charities and more.

Rock by the Sea, led completely by volunteers, has no employees.   It is a community, a family...of volunteers, musicians, charities and fans of music who travel from all over the country to attend these events.  All donating their time, talents and dollars in pursuit of making a difference while having a GREAT time.  Over 38 states have been represented and just under 80 bands and singer/songwriters have participated in our events.  Each event is about more than just the charity.  Its about discovering your new favorite band and hanging out with them.  Its about talking to people or their parents who have benefited from our efforts.  Its about making new friends and bringing your old ones into a community of some pretty fantastic people and talent you don't get to hear on the radio anymore.  It does the soul some good.  Everyone is happy to be at the event, happy to be a part of it and happy to be able to help.



RBTS Music Festival - 3 Days

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Harry A's, 28 W. Bayshore Drive, St. George Island, FL 32328


Rock By The Tee 2014 features 3 nights of music at Harry A's in St. George Island. Artists include renowned Nashville singer/songwriter Chuck Cannon, as well as, MELODIME, Radio Birds, Tim Brantley, Steve Everett, The Roosevelts, Brian Collins, JB Crockett and W2. The weekend schedule is TBA.

Weekend Passes for Rock By The Tee MUSIC are $45 per person and allow admission to all public performances at Harry A's. Weekend Passes will not be mailed. Will Call opens at the venue one hour before music begins each day. Rock By The Tee is a Rain or Shine event.

$45 per person for 3 Day Weekend Pass

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RBTTee Golf Tournament

St. James Bay Golf Club, 151 Laughing Gull Ln, Carrabelle


Rock by the Tee annual Golf Tournament is at the beautiful St.James Bay Golf Club in Carrabelle. Golfers assemble at the club at 9:00 AM Saturday, Sept. 27th and tee off shortly after.

The play is a Modified Florida Scramble with prized for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. And, of course, the $10,000 Hole in One prize. Details available at the tournament.

A Foursome is $500 and includes Golf for 4 and 8 Weekend Passes for Music at Harry A's. Individual golfer is $125 per person and includes Golf and 2 Weekend Passes for music at Harry A's.

Need more information? Contact Dave Allen (dmjja1700 @ gmail.com)

Foursome $500. Individual Golfer $125.

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St. George Island, FL 32328


The 5K course is a loop that begins and ends at the center of St. George Island. Early Registration for the 5K is just $20. Three day Music Festival tickets are $45.
You may also purchase a combination Race and Music Festival ticket for only $50. You save $15 vs events priced separately . Late Registration is just $5 more.

All 5K runners will receive a Commemorative Mug and a free BEER to put in it after the race ! Use it all day for the beverage of your choice at the music venues !

Early Registration $20. Run & Music Pkg $50 per person.

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Sunday Funday w/ Chuck Cannon

Harry A's, 28 W. Bayshore Drive, St. George Island


Stop by Harry A's for lunch before leaving SGI Sunday to hear a farewell set by Chuck Cannon.

Free Music Age limit: All ages



Rock By The C

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Cymplify, 5408 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL


Cymplify and Rock by the Sea Charities join forces to present an amazing weekend of music, food trucks, ice cream, coffee, and fun! Music by Chuck Cannon, Tim Warren & Eric Donnelly of The Alternate Roots, Tim Brantley, Gareth Asher & Nicki Thrailkill, Paul Pfau, and JB Crockett. Public Performances are free.
VIP Seating is available in a designated area for $50 per person. Deluxe Package includes VIP Seating, Meet & Greet, Tee Shirt, Signed Poster and Special Sets (tbd) for $100 per person.

VIP $50 each or Deluxe Pkg @ $100 each. Age limit: All ages

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MELODIME visits local Public Library during RBTS 2014  

The Children's Summer Reading Program kicked-off with a visit from MELODIME.
Anne Birchwell tells us "the Franklin County Public Library was absolutely astounded with the huge talent that came to our library! What was most amazing, that professionals were willing to give so much of themselves to benefit those who are in need. Our summer library program will be the best ever with the generous donation of the Rock by the Sea organization! We can't thank you enough."