after-the-reign-_provAfter the Reign brings its rocking country covers and “Jersey Strong” originals back to the beach on Wednesday evening, when the free concert series on Sandy Hook returns.

For the second consecutive summertime since Hurricane Sandy tore up the dance floor, the long-running Sandy Hook Beach Concert Series returns to the peninsula for a season of free outdoor events that kick off this week. Presented by the Sandy Hook Foundation at Beach Area E, the 6 pm concerts are all-ages, multi-generational celebrations that come equipped with sandy seating, natural A/C and complimentary sunsets. It all begins anew on Wednesday, June 18, with a season opener that delivers its first pitch, After the Reign.

Relax; the forecast isn’t calling for a monsoon — the band After the Reign is a regional roundup of rocking country specialists who augment their cover sets with originals that include the Sandy recovery rally “Jersey Strong,” an award-winning anthem that’s sure to be a top request out there on the hard-hit Hook. Be sure to take along those beach chairs, blankets and dancing shoes — and take it to the next page for a complete schedule for summer 2014.

June 25: Classic rock and originals with The Carl Gentry Band

July 2: A salute to the Fab Four and more, with British Invasion Tribute

July 9: Favorite Shore partystarters, Brian Kirk and the Jirks

July 16: The return of Tim McLoone and the Shirleys

July 23: Rock and roll triple bill with Rip Tide, The Haven, and Harpers Fellow (5:30 start time)

July 30: Best of Motown with Motor City Revue

August 6: Pat Guadagno and The Candle Brothers

August 13: Rocking R&B with JoBonanno and the Godsons of Soul

August 20: (RAIN DATE)

Beach wheelchairs are available on a first come, first serve basis. In case of severe weather forecast, cancellations are made at 2 pm on the day of the show. Check the website or call (732)291-7733 for information.