For the second year in a row, The Hot Rubber Monkey Band will perform at the 8th annual Westport Rotary LobsterFest, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Westport’s Compo Beach.

Jay Carthaus, lead guitarist and vocalist, says LobsterFest is one of his band’s favorite events to play. “When you’re standing there with your guitar and you’re looking out at the sand, with the beach and all the tents in front of you, and you know you’ve only got power there because you’ve got a generator, it’s just great,” Carthaus said in a news release. “It’s just fantastic to see so many familiar faces, and to support Westport Rotary’s charitable cause.”

The Greenwich-based group has been together for nearly two years, playing such local spots as Westport’s Black Duck Café, and outdoor area events including, most recently, the Blues & Views Festival at Levitt Pavilion.

The band’s lineup features, in addition to Carthaus, Doug Pratt, on bass; Vince Galizi, on guitar and vocals; and Stu Ploss, on drums. A keyboard player will join the quartet for LobsterFest. HRMB’s setlist includes familiar favorites from Jackson Browne, Prince, Van Morrison, the Police, U2, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, the Doors, Eagles, Ben Harper, Rolling Stones and Oasis.

The Hot Rubber Monkey Band’s members have day jobs as accountants and commodity brokers, among other professions, but thoroughly enjoy their side gig contributing to LobsterFest’s festive atmosphere, particularly keeping the youngsters entertained.

“Last year, it was great fun. I remember flipping guitar picks to a couple kids, and their moms thought that was so cool,” Carthaus says. “I remember when I saw my first rock band as a kid, and these kids had that same mouth-wide-open look.”

More than 300 volunteers at last year’s LobsterFest helped serve some 2,400 lobsters, 300 steaks, and 1,600 ears of corn, as well as raw oysters.

Admission is $60 per person for two 1.25-pound lobsters or a 14 oz. New York strip steak, plus corn, cole slaw, bread and butter, potato salad, peppermint patties and all the beer or wine you can drink. Tickets are available only in advance online here or at Joey’s By the Shore down at Compo Beach, and directly from Rotary Club members.

Representing a cross-section of local business and professional leaders, the Westport Rotary Club is an organization of men and women united in service to their community, vocation and the world. One of 35,200 Rotary clubs worldwide, the Westport Rotary Club is known for philanthropy and for providing hands-on project leadership both locally and internationally.

The public is always welcome to attend Rotary Club luncheon meetings, which take place on Tuesdays from noon to 1:30 pm at Branson Hall of Christ & Holy Trinity Church in Westport. The Club welcomes membership inquiries. Please contact Club President Jonathan Baron at jonathanmb@aol.com or Membership Chair Alex Horton at alex@brbginsurance.com.