Lilac Jam

Musician plays trumpet at The Rockaway Hotel
Lilac Jam event at The Rockaway Hotel
Dancing floor of Baxter St on the Rock at The Rockaway Hotel
Male singer perform on Lilac Jam at The Rockaway Hotel
Female Singer perform on Lilac jam at The Rockaway Hotel


April 2021 - Ongoing

Lilac Jam is a curated evening of live performance at The Rockaway Hotel. The series celebrates and provides a platform for artists working in a diverse range of mediums including poetry, music, dance, acting, DJing, activism and other performative arts.

Each evening will bring together multidisciplinary performance artists to the hotel’s vast outdoor and ventilated spaces. Hosted by visual artist Zoe Buckman and part of the Wide Awakes Collective which advocates radical joy and inclusion, this series intends to uplift both the artistic community hit hard by the pandemic as well as audiences hungry for the transcendent and thought-provoking experience of beholding live creativity- something that has been greatly missed this past year.


Lilac Jam is in-keeping with the key tenets of The Rockaway Hotel in its engagement with the local community through arts and cultural programming. Past artists have included musicians Adeline, Dave Guy, Homer Steinweiss, Los Hacheros, Tangina Stone, Roopa Mahadevan, Vuyo  Sotash, Jay Gandhi, Russel Hall, L’Asha, Melissa McMillan, and Max Milner, Broadway Performers Daniel J Watts and Derrick Baskin, and celebrated poets R.A Villanueve,  Maya Popa and Jayson P Smith.



Saturday, April 17

Friday, May 14

Thursday, July 22

Friday, September 17