Rock the Block

Dine • Dance • Discover Downtown

The Village of Lake Zurich will host its 4th annual downtown block party, Rock The Block, on September 17, 2016 from 5 - 11 pm.  Planned as an all-ages traditional street dance, partygoers are invited to Dine, Dance and (re)discover downtown Lake Zurich. Three live bands take the stage for an evening of music, food and fun, and young party goers can visit the face painter and balloon art, sponsored by Lake Zurich Tire and Auto.

The event will be held on Main Street in downtown Lake Zurich, (approximately 70 E. Main Street). To accommodate the event, Main Street will be closed from Church Street to Old Rand beginning at 1 P.M. on the day of the event.  Lake Zurich Mayor Tom Poynton, Village Trustees and staff, local community leaders, and the public will attend.  

This event is the Village of Lake Zurich’s second effort to sponsor a large scale downtown event and planning for this event has been a community effort.  The Rock The Block task force is comprised of representatives from local service organizations and business owners.

Rock The Block 2016

For the night’s musical entertainment, a covered stage will be erected at Old Rand Rd and Main Street.  Bands this year are:

1st Band
Rockstar Rodeo is more than just your average country band, and a lot more than just your ordinary rock show. They strive to give every fan a true concert experience. RockStar Rodeo takes pride in real, genuine entertainment. 

2nd Band
Hello Weekend takes audiences to a whole new level. Not only with their incomparable style and sound but also by performing today's biggest chart topping hits and recreating them flawlessly.

3rd Band
7th heaven is an experience you just have to see and hear! 7th heaven has charted #1 on the Midwest Billboard Charts three times in the past three years. The band has been heard on over 7 radio stations in Chicagoland with their hits “Stoplight”, "Better This Way" and "Sing". Also known for the famous "30 Songs in 30 Minutes" medley of songs from the 70's and 80's.


A variety of food items will be for sale from area food truck vendors, and local eateries on Main Street will also be opening their doors that evening.  Beer, wine, Mike's Hard Lemonade products, water, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be sold. 


This year’s beer truck is collaboration between the Rotary, and Lions. Beer cups will be provided by Martin Enterprises.  No outside alcohol is allowed, and those wishing to consume alcohol will need to have their I.D. checked and purchase a wristband for $1. Wristbands are being provided by The Ela Coalition Against Youth Substance Abuse.  Beer tickets are available for purchase  at $4 for standard brands and $6 for craft IPA. All other alcoholic beverages $6.  Individual food vendors will sell water and soda.

No outside food, beverages, or coolers will be allowed into the event.

Event Sponsors

Volunteer at Rock The Block

We can always use a few good men and women to assist in making this year's event another smashing success.  Consider taking a shift at the ticket both or the beer trailer.  No prior experience is required.  Signup online coming soon.
About Us

Rock The Block is the result of an effort by Lake Zurich Mayor Tom Poynton and the Village Trustees to bring special events to the community, and in this case, specifically to the Downtown Lake Zurich area.   

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