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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. In 15 years we have donated almost $900,000 to various charities. 

We held an inaugural event in 2021, Rock by the Sea, Delray Beach! And we'll return in October of 2022...stay tuned.

In May it's OKALOOSA ISLAND at Rick's On the Island! We'll miss St. George Island and Apalachicola, but Florida has so many gems, we thought we'd try this one out.

Rock by the Sea has definitely 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 Multi-night Music Festivals, Golf Tournaments, Road Shows, Silent Auctions and Raffles, Christmas CDs and now we'll be working on Vol.3 of Write by the Sea, a CD written and recorded soon to be produced for sale, and look for a performance announcement.

Rock By The Sea has evolved from the idea that a few music fans could produce a fun music event and inspire each other to raise money for meaningful causes. Rock by the Sea was 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 music festivals, Golf Tournaments, Road Shows, and thanks the many bands and artists who support our mission, we produce Christmas CDs. We’ve produced three Write by the Sea CD’s with musicians taking a week to write and record these records with proceeds all going to the fight of Pediatric Cancer.

Those activities helped us raise money that we in turn donated to various charities such as UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program, Arnold Palmer’s Children’s Hospital, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, 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, as well as many other charities.

 

Rock by the Sea, led completely by volunteers, has no employees. It is a community 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. Each event is about more than just the charity. It's about discovering your new new music and hanging out with them. We bring a lot of talent you don't get to hear on the radio—but should. It's about talking to people or their parents who have benefited from our efforts. It's about making new friends and bringing your old ones into a community of some pretty fantastic people. Everyone is happy to be at a Rock by the Sea event, happy to be a significant part of it and very happy to share it. 

Camp Sunshine, Now I Play Along Too, Franklin County Library - Music as a Second Language and a Summer Reading Program, Lyrics For Life, PKD Foundation, Franklin County (FL) Humane Society, Feed the Children, Charities like Anchorage Children's Home in Panama City Beach, the Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee, Refuge House (Tallahassee), and various other deserving charities have also received donations and service hours from Rock by the Sea. 

Rock by the Sea is 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. 

Each event is about more than just the charity. It is an intimate showcase of music you may or may not have ever heard, it is about discovering your new favorite band and hanging out with them. It is about talking to people or their parents who have benefited from our efforts.  It is 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 and when you, you tend to shriek out loud in a store or where you are.  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.

IT IS A MATCH!
A $50,000 MATCH! 
Many thanks to ALL our supporters for making this happen!

IT IS A MATCH! A $50,000 MATCH! Many thanks to ALL our supporters for making this happen!

Our board member Tod Elmore presented this check for $7500 to Camp Sunshine in Atlanta, GA today! We're so thrilled to have them as one of our VERY deserving charities. Head to mycampsunshine.com for more information!

Our board member Tod Elmore presented this check for $7500 to Camp Sunshine in Atlanta, GA today! We're so thrilled to have them as one of our VERY deserving charities. Head to mycampsunshine.com for more information!

We were VERY pleased to present Dr. Mitchell's lab at the UF Health- Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program with a check for $35,000 recently. This is our most recently added charity and our main focus right now.

We were VERY pleased to present Dr. Mitchell's lab at the UF Health- Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program with a check for $35,000 recently. This is our most recently added charity and our main focus right now.

Our V.P. Steve Everett was presented with a custom lab coat from Dr. Mitchell's lab at The University of Florida Brain Tumor Immunotherapy program!

Our V.P. Steve Everett was presented with a custom lab coat from Dr. Mitchell's lab at The University of Florida Brain Tumor Immunotherapy program!

RBTS Lite was a HUGE success and we THANK YOU so much for joining us, yet again!

RBTS Lite was a HUGE success and we THANK YOU so much for joining us, yet again!

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