Beacon Rocks! coming soon, needs volunteers

The first free Beacon Rocks! show featuring Beacon Hill musicians is coming up on next Sunday, June 13, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, with scheduled performances from Lion Dance, Unite One/Traq Essentials, Robert Hinrix and Angela Castaneda, Octothorpe, Beacon Rockits, Better World, and Zumba. There are three more shows to follow on July 11, August 8, and August 29, all held at the new Lander Festival Street at Beacon and Lander, next to Beacon Hill Station.

Beacon Rocks! t-shirts to help support the event will be available at the Beacon Bazaar at Beacon Hill International School on June 12, as well as on the day of the event.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help set up and run the first day of Beacon Rocks! on June 13. Setup will start around 9:00 am and cleanup will run to 6:00 or 7:00 pm. If you can’t help on June 13, volunteers are also needed for the other events in July and August. If you can help out on June 13, please respond by today, June 7.

Jobs include but are not limited to:

  • Hanging up balloons, signs, arrows in the morning
  • Setting up equipment
  • Shifts as crossing guards on Beacon Avenue
  • Setting up/running T-shirt stand/sales
  • Helping attendees park in designated lots
  • Setting up/maintaining stage area
  • Post-event clean-up
  • Assisting kids at the etching area

All volunteers will be provided with water, snacks, and sunblock, and the opportunity to buy shirts at cost (about $7 vs. $15 regularly).

If you are interested in helping out, please email with what dates and times you are available, and any preferred jobs or jobs you have experience with.

The Beacon Hill Music folks want you to know: “We would appreciate it so much if you could spare just a few hours in the morning or afternoon on any of the event days to come help out. Thanks!”

You can join these Beacon Rocks! volunteers and help put on this Sunday's event at Lander Festival Street. Photo by Jason.
Octothorpe performed at Rockit Space a couple of weeks ago, auditioning for Beacon Rocks! Photo by Joel Lee in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.

5 thoughts on “Beacon Rocks! coming soon, needs volunteers”

  1. I love that red and black Beacon Rocks shirt… might need to attend a show for if for no other reason than to get one of those. That said, I’m sure the bands will pleasantly surprise too!

  2. Wendi: Thanks for posting this!! It looks great! The photos are a great touch.

    Tyler: The shirts are indeed spiffy. And the bands will be wonderful as well!

    Launne: We’d love to have you on board! Please send an email to with times and tasks that work best for you. đŸ™‚

  3. Julia — the spam filter ate your post but I rescued it. Sorry about that! It was buried under about 90 spams. I saw that you tried to post it twice.

  4. Here is more information about our line-up, as well as food vendors and activities:

    The schedule is:
    1:00 Welcome & Lion Dance by Jun Hong Kung Fu Association
    1:15 Robert Hinrix & Angela Castenada, guitar & vocal
    1:45 Rockit Dancers & Jun Hong Kung Fu demonstration
    2:00 Octothorpe, Eclectic Rock
    2:45 El Centro Zumba! interactive Latin Dance
    3:00 Better World, Jazz with Marc Smason, Joanne Klein front, Craig Hoyer, Jeff Davies.
    3:45 El Centro Zumba! interactive Latin Dance
    4:00 Unite One, Rap, reggae, funk fusion!

    Thanks to the generosity of Luis Rodriguez, owner of “The Station coffee shop” many local restaurants will be providing food vending near his shop on 16th Ave South.

    Bring the family ( maybe your lawn chairs ) and enjoy the afternoon. El Centro’s playground will be open. Folks can also make rubbings of the beautiful ethnic patterns on the Light Rail Station Plaza and review the 55 designs by local Artist Carl Smool which represent many of the communities that share Beacon Hill.

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