Rock the Shores expands to two-day festival

Weezer slated to headline West Shore concert, organizers addressing concerns raised last year

Rock the Shores is coming back to the West Shore and this year it’s expanding to a two-day event over the weekend of July 13 and 14.

So far one band has been announced, Weezer, but Atomique Productions director and co-owner Nick Blasko said more acts will be announced in the coming weeks, with the next announcement likely next week.

“We go through all the effort of building the infrastructure and getting up the site,” Blasko said, “and it’s such a great spot for a concert, that it’d be nice to do it for two days.”

Blasko said details are being finalized but audiences can expect eight to 10 bands per day of the festival, with each day likely running from early afternoon into the evening.

Atomique is working on improving some of the issues from last year’s event, including long lineups and a lack of food and water vendors.

“We’re dealing with all of them, right out of the gate,” Blasko said. “We’re excited about it and everyone at (West Shore Parks and Recreation) is really excited and supportive, so it feels like we’re going into what should be a great year.”