In 2006, the Church of Saint Joseph celebrated its Sesquicentennial with a three-day celebration and the first Joetown Rocks concert. The annual parish festival began with an outdoor polka Mass with Bishop John F. Kinney on July 2, followed by a picnic lunch, an all-school reunion, and an organ concert with Lola Wolf.
Festivities on July 3 began with a Fireman's Water Ball Competition, followed by a free outdoor concert. Headlining the Joetown Rocks concert was rock 'n' roll legend Bobby Vee. Also performing at the concert was the Half Steps, Shaketown, and Fred Savage and the Unbeatables. During the concert, a rock 'n' roll quilt was auctioned off, featuring autographed photographs of legendary stars of the rock 'n' roll era.
The Joetown Rocks concert, which began in 2006, has become an exciting,
highly-anticipated, and well-attended addition to the parish's annual 4th of July festival which begins the evening of July 3 and continues throughout the day on July 4.
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