Rockin to Make a Difference!
April 3-4, 2020

6th Annual weekend event April 3 and 4

6th Annual weekend event April 3 and 4

6th Annual weekend event April 3 and 46th Annual weekend event April 3 and 46th Annual weekend event April 3 and 4


5p Gates open    6p Music starts


11a Gates open    12p Music starts


 $15 Friday | $25 Weekend


IN LOVING and rockin memory of our founder


1949 - 2020

Bobby Eddy breathed life into Rockin.  We are going into our sixth year because of Bobby's idea from years ago.  He wanted to honor his grandson in a way that would be fun for everyone yet still bring respectful attention to the cause. 

Bobby knew what needed to be done and with a nod he said, "Let's do it."  

The rest is history. 

And Bobby Eddy's legacy.  


This year we dedicate ROTR20 to our event creator.  Our dream maker.  

Our original Rocker. 

This year, we Rock for Bobby.

we are looking forward to the 6th annual ROTR weekend!

The Rockin Story

Three friends had only a pen and drink napkin as their design board. It was their wish to bring attention to the autism spectrum and folks with special needs. The friends brainstormed an event that would bring together a weekend of music while benefiting those with different needs.  In 2015, the first annual Rockin on the River hit the shores of the Kissimmee River! 

Over the last five years. ROTR has raised almost $150,000 for programs assisting about 3000 students, men and women with special needs. If you've Rocked with us, you have helped to make this happen!

2020 Benefactors

VICTORY RIDGE ACADEMY is a Lake Wales school where children with special needs overcome daily challenges and enjoy success in learning and living.  

SIDE STREET ART BEAT is a Winter Haven based Art Studio providing awareness for the healing power of the arts to Alzheimer and Dementia Patients.

REMOVING THE BARRIERS is a Lake Wales non-profit dedicated to support people with disabilities and their families by transforming disabilities into opportunities. 

THE VANGUARD SCHOOL is a Lake Wales school for students in grades 6-12 who struggle with learning disabilities.

Join us!

The event is free.  Food trucks on site! Tallulah's, Nooch's Deli, Kick Yo Butt BBQ, Chubby Wubby's Hot Dog Emporium, Tacos de Carne  and Pelican's provide a great assortment of grub.

Parking fee benefits the Special Olympics of Polk County.

$20 Saturday Sunrise Breakfast with a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar available 7a-11a. 

Budweiser products and coctails available. Please don't bring a cooler.  We're trying to raise money for some amazing folks!  

Thank you to our stage sponsor!


2020 event sponsor

2020 Piece of the puzzle sponsors

The Cassidy Family


Ben Hill Griffin, Inc


Labor Solutions


A Ward Design


Sam Killebrew


2020 Making a Difference Sponsors


Rockin Media Partners


Contact Us

Have a question?  We would love to hear from you!  Shoot us an email and we will get right back with you.

Event Location: FFA Leadership Training Center

5000 Firetower Rd, Haines City, Florida 33844

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