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How Rock The Dock Began and the 2023 Lineup

Posted: 7/3/2023 - 2-minute Read

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How Rock The Dock Began and the 2023 Lineup

Rock the Dock Music Festival takes place at The Lake George Steamboat Company pier right on the shore of Lake George, providing a truly unique music festival setting! This festival is an event that's fun for all ages with live music on the pier, surrounded by the beautiful Adirondack mountains. You'll enjoy the music of several well-known jam bands from the dock or aboard the steamboats that are docked surrounding the stage.

This guest blog post below tells the story of how the Rock The Dock Music Festival began as part of the Lake George Steamboat Company's bicentennial celebrations in 2017. 

LAKE GEORGE, NY — Rock The Dock Music Festival is back at Lake George Steamboats Pier on Saturday, July 8, 2023.

The annual event began in 2017 as an effort to ring in the Lake George Steamboat Company’s 200th year in business.

“I brought up the idea of doing a major concert event for our 200-year celebration and my parents got behind it,” said Luke Dow, Vice-President of Lake George Steamboat Co. “My father (the late, Bill Dow) was always civic-minded, so he gave his blessing to continue Rock The Dock in following years, as long as we continue to give back to our community.” The event has been a means to raise funds for local causes such as the Lake George Association, Ronald McDonald House of Lake George, and this year’s beneficiary, American Legion Post 374 in Lake George.

After a two-year hiatus in 2020 - 2021 due to Covid shutdown, Rock The Dock Music Festival bounced back with a successful 2,000+ person turnout in 2022 with the band Twiddle as its headlining act. In previous years, the event had featured regional favorite, Formula 5, along with International touring band, Goose, which has gained tremendous popularity and is now slated to play at SPAC this summer.

“This year’s lineup is amazing and having Galactic as our headliner is a big deal for our event and this area. We’d like to think it’s the best concert value of the summer at just $35 for adults and $10 for kids under 15, folks get to see Galactic, who’ve shared the stage with Dave Mathews Band, The Allman Brothers, The Roots, and many others,” Dow added.

Music Lineup & Schedule:

  • Hilltop: 4 - 4:45pm
  • Neon Avenue: 4:45 - 5:05pm
  • Chestnut Grove: 5:05-5:50pm
  • Neon Avenue: 5:50-6:10pm
  • Eastbound Jesus: 6:10-7:10pm
  • Neon Avenue: 7:10-7:30pm
  • Eggy: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Neon Avenue: 8:45-9:15pm
  • Galactic: 9:15-11pm

Craft Food Vendors include:

  • All Fired Up
  • The Mac Factor
  • Tres Mijas
  • The Extra Mile Pizza
  • Freddy’s Rockin’ Lemonade
  • Cooley’s Ice Cream

Art Vendors:

  • Anthony Zichichi
  • Gypsea & Company
  • Leigh Homemade Crafts
  • Painted by Catelyn

Sponsored by:

Adirondack Trust, Fort William Henry, Common Roots Brewing Co., Normandin Marketing, Askco Electric, The Erin Sipowicz Real Estate Team, Better Than New Painting, Wine Outlet of Lake George, Christie’s On The Lake, WEQX, The Chronicle, New Way Lunch, Glens Falls National Bank, Mannix Marketing, Adirondack Winery, Mama Riso’s Restaurant, The Lagoon, Top Of The World Golf Course, and M&M Digital Printing.

For tickets and more information, please visit:

Press & Information Contact:

George Normandin
Normandin Marketing
Cell: (518) 791-4597

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