Rockin’ Fest, to Support Student Veterans

in Foundation, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight, Veterans

Saturday, September 12
11 am – 6 pm
Connor Green at SCCC
The event will be held rain or shine

Parking donation:
$10 per Car
$5 per Car with Veteran or SCCC Student
Special pricing if you pre-pay by September 9th: $8 per Car
The proceeds from Rockin’ Fest will go towards the Student Veterans Emergency Relief Program.

The gates open at 10:30 am followed by a POW/MIA tribute from Jim Cahil. A Presentation of the Colors/National Anthem will be from the Branchville American Legion. After the welcome and introduction from the Nikki Briar Band, the Hot Flashes will perform. Additional bands featured include Pepperville, Rick Barth Band, The Jones and Only Living Boy. There will also be food, veterans’ service organizations and vendors available and a 50/50 to finish the days events.

Student veterans receive college tuition and a monthly housing stipend under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, but that money stops coming during winter and summer breaks when veterans are not in class, leaving students financially strapped.

The Student Veterans Emergency Relief Program will be available for student veterans who need assistance with expenses such as paying rent or an electric bill, or purchasing food and gas during times when class is not in session. A committee will review the request for assistance and quickly evaluate the situation so a rapid resolution can be achieved. The fund is a vehicle to get them through the period so they can concentrate on their studies. If the student veteran is struggling with classes, the fund can also be used for specialized tutoring.

For more information, call 973-300-2109 or email foundation@sussex.edu.

If you cannot make the event, consider making a donation to our Student Veteran’s Emergency Relief Program.

Rockin’ Fest is sponsored by:


Sponsorship opportunities are still available.