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Chris Rockwell is a spoken word poet and hip-hop artist from the Jersey Shore. For over ten years, he has organized cultural events throughout the tri-state area most recently with his musical group, Chris Rockwell Collective.

A former Poet Laureate of Asbury Park, Rockwell has shared stages with 311, Joey Valance & Brae, Nappy Roots, Sage Francis, Keith Murray, Joe Budden, Das Efx, Alien Ant Farm, and Bootsy Collins. He has since toured the country, dropped albums, published books, and crashed diners.


Legacy Venues Played:

Ballyhoo Festival // Youngstown, OH

CBGB Festival // New York, NY

Convention Hall // Asbury Park, NJ

The Stone Pony // Asbury Park, NJ

The Strand Theater // Lakewood, NJ

Notable Venues Played:

The Saint // Asbury Park, NJ

ParkFest // Bradley Beach, NJ

Belmar Arts Center // Belmar, NJ
Venice Island Performing Arts Center // Philadelphia, PA

House of Independents // Asbury Park, NJ

The Delancey // New York, NY
Stanhope House // Stanhope, NJ

Asbury Lanes // Asbury Park, NJ

Soulsational Music & Wellness Festival // Bayville, NJ

Notable Press:

"For Local New Jersey Causes, CHRIS ROCKWELL Is The Premiere Gatherer"

-Bella Mag

Record of the Week //




"There are certain people around the state that New Jersey Stage likes to keep an eye on and Chris Rockwell is one of them." -New Jersey Stage

"Chris Rockwell has been bringing the music to Ocean County."

-Asbury Park Press

"A sizzling performance..."

-Speak Into my Good Eye

"Chris Rockwell is one of the hottest new names in Indie Hip Hop, and as we venture into 2020, this buzzworthy artist is taking the world by storm."



-The Aquarian

" of the hardest working men in New Jersey’s entertainment scene"

The Pop Break


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