DANVILLE — Don’t give up on summer yet. The weather is still nice enough to allow for an enjoyable outdoor concert.
Rock God Brewing Company on Rooney Avenue is hosting its first-ever Rock the Block party on Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., featuring 10 local bands, special vendors, games and, of course, lots of craft beer.
“We just wanted to do an event for the end of summer,” said Ben Yagle, co-owner, along with Gary Ernest, of Rock God Brewing Company. “We love live music and we want to support bands that normally don’t get the chance to play.”
The first set runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Pat Motto, Wet Foot Crooks, The Boog, Powder Keg Culture and Tier 15. The second set, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., includes: Jerk and Twitch, Confessions, Average Sex Fiend, Grave Ladder Depot and The Galaxy Has Eyes.
In addition to music, there will be several local food trucks and food vendors, as well as games, a corn hole tournament and a dunk tank. The corn hole tournament will be double elimination with a $30 entry fee. To register, visit the Scoreholio app or register for Rock the Block, starting at noon. Bags fly at 1 p.m.
Exclusive vendors will be offering homemade clothing, tie-dye textiles, jewelry and personal artwork, said Jason Moore, owner of Old City Bagel, on Mill Street in Danville, and vendor coordinator for Rock the Block. .
“What we have is something unique and artistic,” Moore said. “We try to focus on bands and music.”
Building on their fifth anniversary celebration in April, Rock God takes things a step further with Rock the Block, shutting down the streets for the day.
“Come do some light shopping and check out the bands,” Moore said.
“We wanted to do something community-based,” Yagle said. “There will be a wide variety of things to do and a free concert too, although tips for the band are welcome. It’s gonna be a nice day.
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