John Speziale Annual Rock and Roll Christmas Party

Rock & Roll Christmas Concert to Benefit Stand Up For Animals

The annual presentation of The Stand Up For Animals Rock & Roll Christmas show will take place on Sunday, December 12 at The Knickerbocker Music Center in Westerly, RI. The benefit was canceled last year because of COVID concerns, but, according to the organizers, it will return “better than ever”!

Originally organized by John Speziale and Keith M. Cowley, both of whom have been involved in the local music scene for years, the show has become a much-anticipated holiday event. This year’s musical lineup includes singer songwriter Marc Douglas Berardo and the all star band Speziale and Friends who will play rocking Christmas classics and close out the show with a jam session including special guest musicians.

Revelers can also expect to be entertained by Dancing Santa, strolling fiddler Craig Edwards, and the show’s mascot Puppet Santa. There will be a “shop local”-themed raffle, and, as always, the annual Hula Dancing Contest. Mark Sullivan will return as M.C.  All proceeds go to the Stand Up For Animals in Westerly.

The show starts at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Admission is $15.00, and tickets will be available online, here and at the door.


The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly, RI 02891


December 12, 2021
06:30 PM