Block Party in The 'Burg
Saturday, August 25, 2012
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is excited to announced the 8th Annual Block Party in the 'Burg! This event welcomes college students as residents of the community while showcasing the businesses, community agencies, and hotspots in downtown.
For the second year, HDR is parterning with James Madison University to make the Block Party an official part of the University's orientation schedule. JMU freshmen and transfer students will be welcomed into downtown to participate in a night full of fun and entertainment just for them!
The Block Party will showcase live music and performances by groups at JMU and around Harrisonburg at three locations: Turner Pavilion Stage, Court Square, and Court Square Theater. Check out all of our great entertainment in the performance schedule below!
Turner Pavilion Stage
6:15 PM: BluesTones
6:35 PM: Into Hymn
6:55 PM: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Xi Delta Chapter
7:06 PM: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Iota Alpha Chapter
7:18 PM: Mosaic Dance Team
7:39 PM: Exit 245
8:00 PM: Rocktown Rollers
8:20 PM: Sammy G & the Jackknives
9:20 PM: Rocktown Rollers
9:30 PM: Live Burn by the Harrisonburg Fire Department
6:25 PM: Overtones
6:45 PM: James Orrigo
7:10 PM: Latin Dance Club
7:30 PM: Note-Oriety
7:50 PM: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Lambda Iota Chapter
8:03 PM: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Lambda Chi Chapter
8:15 PM: The Madison Project
9:00 PM: Audiostrobelight
Court Square Theater
6:40 PM: Breakdance Club
7:00 PM: New & Improv'd/No Strings Attached
7:40 PM: Bhangra
8:00 PM: Mark Bradley
8:30 PM: New & Improv'd/No Strings Attached
Discover the hottest places to eat, shop and play on a 30-minute walking tour. Walking tours will leave the information booth every 30 minutes beginning at 6:15 PM. The last tour will be at 8:15 PM.
See how much you can handle in the eating contests sponsored by Dave's Downtown Tavera and Blue Nile.
Check in between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at specific locations in downtown, using FourSquare or Facebook, for the chance to win prizes! Pick up a map at the information tent.
- Free t-shirts, giveaways and prizes!
- Take a ride on the seatbelt convincer
- Delicious samples from the downtown eateries
- Live Burn - see how quickly a dorm room can go up in flames
- Try to escape from a smoking house