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Rock the Block Remix, Saturday September 21
Rock the Bock Remix is coming to downtown from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. September 21.
This year, food vendors – and a limited number of non-food vendors – will be clustered around the music stages, leaving Fourth, Fifth, Cherry and Marshall streets open to traffic.
New this year is the College Quad at Civic Plaza, with entertainment that is being booked by the Arts Council in conjunction with Winston-Salem State University, Wake Forest University, Salem College and the UNC School of the Arts.
The Ziggy’s Rock, Country and Blues stage will be set up on Sixth Street between Cherry and Trade Streets and will feature The Chris Lane Band, Big Bump and the Stun Gunz, and The Stratocruisers. For those in a mood for more music, the stage will close with a parade up Trade Street to Ziggy’s.
International Village, a popular addition to Rock the Block, will be set up at Corpening Plaza along with a stage headlined by the popular Reggae band Lion Tracks. Also back is the Rock This! teen battle of the bands sponsored by Forsyth Technical Community College. It will be held at Winston Square Park, with bands competing for a $500 prize.
Friday, September 20 - More Moonlight Madness!
Back for a third year is Rock the Block Moonlight Madness, a 5k race and fun run held 6 to 10 p.m. at Civic Plaza the night before Rock the Block. Last year’s race raised $10,000 to raise money for the United Way and drew almost 900 entrants. This year, a new course has been certified to accommodate up to 1,500 runners.
Not a runner? Come out anyway and join the fun with Fuhnetik Union - the Triad's pre-eminent party band!
This edition of Rock the Block is being produced by the city of Winston-Salem and the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership. It is the biggest downtown event of the year. If you missed it last year, don't miss it again!
For more info, check out RocktheBlockws.com.