Dock Rock Radio – Yacht rock hits from the 60s & 70s w/ Gary Carter Opening Set (7:45)

November 02, 2024 at 7:45 PM

21+ SHOW – DOORS: 5 

Dock Rock Radio 



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Dock Rock Radio plays the smooth sounds of the 70s and 80s. Hall & Oates, Toto, Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, The Doobie Brothers, Little River Band, Billy Joel, Kool & The Gang, Earth, Wind, & Fire, and many more.



Dock Rock Radio


Dock Rock Radio

What is Yacht Rock? 

Yacht rock is a music genre and cultural movement that originated in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It is characterized by its smooth, mellow sound, polished production, and a blend of soft rock, jazz, and R&B influences. Here are a few facts about yacht rock:



  1. Origins: The genre’s name, “yacht rock,” was coined in the 2000s as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the smooth, laid-back music often associated with affluent lifestyles, such as sailing on yachts.


  1. Artists: Key artists of the yacht rock genre include Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Hall & Oates, and Toto. These musicians are known for their sophisticated arrangements and smooth vocal delivery.


  1. Song Characteristics: Yacht rock songs typically feature slick production, smooth vocals, jazzy chords, and easygoing rhythms. They often have themes related to romance, introspection, and leisure.


  1. Popularity: Although the genre’s peak occurred in the late 1970s and early 1980s, it has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years due to nostalgia for the era and its laid-back, soothing sound.



Gary Carter (7:45)








View of stage from tables. 

View from the stage. 

View of stage from the back.