(SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ) -- The 8th Annual Rock the Farm Festival took place September 24, 2022 in Seaside Heights. This family friendly event features incredible music all day long, food trucks, beer & wine garden, KidZone, and more. It includes performances by many of the area's top tribute bands covering a variety of everyone's favorite music. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
Stage A featured performances by We May Be Right (Billy Joel tribute); Jagged Little Thrill (Alanis Morrisette tribute); Winslow, An Evening of The Eagles; Keep the Faith (Bon Jovi tribute); and TUSK (Fleetwood Mac tribute).
Stage B featured performances by One Fine Tapestry (Carole King tribute); La Grange (ZZ Top tribute); Stiff Upper lip (AC/DC tribute); The ELO Tribute Show; and The Funky Monks (Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute).
The Rock The Farm experience includes areas like the Butterfly Memorial Garden. Created in 2015, the Butterfly Memorial Garden is a sacred place for families and loved ones to gather in remembrance of their loved ones lost to addiction. The garden is covered in colorful flora, comfortable seating, and over 300 monarch butterflies. This is a special place to find solitude and reflect on memories. All butterflies are released in a special ceremony at sunset. Chakra Bowl Meditation will take place in the Butterfly Memorial Garden.
Rich Robinson of 90.5 The Night and Bill Spadea from New Jersey 101.5 served as emcees of the event.
Rock The Farm Festival is a benefit and 100% of the proceeds go directly to CFC Loud N Clear Foundation. CFC provides free services to over 15,000 families battling addiction in the State of New Jersey. The festival is about connection, friendship, hope, and music. For the past eight years, friends have gathered and listened to their favorite tunes while supporting a great cause.
Here are more photos from the event.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.