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Rock the Block, Friday and Saturday, September 20 & 21.

The Moonlight Madness 5K and Fun Run is Friday, Sept. 20, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Register online at Free beer and pizza for 5K runners. Proceeds benefit the United Way. Downtown Winston-Salem, Civic Plaza at 4th and Trade streets.

Rock the Block Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Downtown Winston-Salem Three stages: All-American Stage (Civic Plaza); Rock This! (Winston Square Park); International Village (Corpening Plaza).

  • All-American Stage presented by Millennium Fund features: SideTracked Band, Seven Elephants, OSP Band, and Old Southern Moonshine Revival; Dash inflatables Kids Zone; Foothills beer; Pink Heals parade
  • Rock This! presented by Forsyth Tech features 9 teen bands competing for the $500 grand prize.
  • International Village presented by Reynolds American and the Human Relations features: entertainment from multi-cultural groups including music by Sol and Lion Tracks; Youth Advisory Kids Zone.

This edition of Rock the Block is being produced by the city of Winston-Salem and the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership.  For more info, check out

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