Take the Rocks Off Bus to Phish Jones Beach
New York concert promoters Rocks Off are once again running buses from Manhattan to Wantagh, NY’s Jones Beach for this week’s Phish shows. On July 3, the buses will leave from New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom—which is located at 34th St. and 8th Ave—at 4 PM (boarding time is 3:45 PM).
Then on July 4 Rocks Off will lead buses to Jones Beach at two different times. The first bus trip will leave from Hammerstein Ballroom at Noon (11:45 AM boarding time) to allow fans to hit the beach pre-show and the second will depart from Hammerstein Ballroom at at 4 PM (boarding time is 3:45 PM). All three bus trips will return to Hammerstein Ballroom after the show.
Of the trips Rocks Off explains,
We are running an air-conditioned, bathroom-equipped, sound system, TV screen-rockin party bus from NYC to and from the Jones Beach Theater. You don’t need to worry about finding a ride, staying sober, or even learning how the hell to get to “Wantagh, New York” on a crowded train. Really, all you’ve gotta do is buy a ticket, show up, stumble into and out of the venue, and we’ll take care of the rest – don’t that sound like it’s worth a little money spent on your peace of mind? (And – we can’t stress this part enough – not having to draw straws to see which one of your friends has to stay sober at a Phish show!)
The bus will run to and from the Hammerstein Ballroom – 34th St. and 8th Ave. Boarding begins at 3:45pm, and the bus will leave at 4:00pm PROMPTLY – we know you guys tend to be late to everything, but, really, you’re gonna be super bummed out if you pay for a ticket and then miss the bus (and we’re not going to refund you), so please take us at our word on this one. Refreshments are not served on the bus, but we encourage you to bring your own. BYOB! The bus will leave the Jones Beach Parking Lot half an hour after the show ends – once again, we are serious, and you will be even more bummed out if you pay for a ticket and then get stranded in Long Island after the show, so please proceed as efficiently as you can towards the bus after the show. The plus side is, you will find yourself back in NYC afterwards in plenty of time to get a decent night’s sleep (or to just keep raging with all the awesome people you met on the bus).
Advance tickets for all three buses are available online.