Rock the Barn 2016

July 15 – 16, 2016

A 2 Day Music Festival

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July 15 – 16, 2016

Friday & Saturday

A 2 Day Music Festival

Friday’s headliner is Southern Rockers Fare Trade, along with special guests Fat Brat and Widow Maker. Saturday’s headliner will be Nashville recording artist Caitlin – a former WNY native best known around town for her appearance on Season 1 of “The X Factor.”

Please check our Bands tab for more information on last year’s great music lineup. As we finalize this year’s lineup, we will be updating regularly, so check back frequently. Better yet, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Come out and enjoy the crowds, the aroma of barbeque, kettle corn, pizza and more… The fun encounters with long-lost friends around the beer tent. And of course the great music. Heading into it’s 12th year Rock The Barn has grown into a major music festival. With the help of the great bands, hard-working volunteers, our sponsors and the support of the public, the event continues to grow and prosper.

Rock The Barn is more than just a festival. It’s the primary fundraiser for the Clarence Newstead Meals on Wheels Task Force. To date, the event has generated over $420,000 to help fund the Meals on Wheels services in Clarence, Akron and Newstead. It’s important work too. From their distribution point at the Clarence Senior Center, Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver over 25,000 meals a year to over 130 recipients on seven routes. So come out and have a good time while making a difference for those that truly need your help.

Our Platinum and Gold Sponsors


Advance tickets for the 2-day festival are $20 and were good for both days. Tickets at the gate are $25, with children under 10 admitted free. Tickets go on sale April 15th online and at Dash’s Markets.

Festival Basics

Music Friday is from 4pm – 11pm and Saturday 4pm– 11pm. Gates open 1 hour earlier. Rain or shine. At The Big Yellow Barn, located at 9015 Main Street in Clarence Between Harris Hill and Sheridan Drive.

Sponsorship Info

To become a sponsor please download the form HERE. For additional information please call Paul Stephen at 716 913-4456. For all other questions please call Joanne between 9am – 5pm at 716 864 6756 or email her at:

More Info

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, a big appetite, & your enthusiasm. No pets, coolers,
 or sun umbrellas (if raining, umbrellas are allowed). NO overnite camping. Voluntary donation for parking.