Rock the Block

Dine • Dance • Rediscover Downtown

The Village of Lake Zurich will host its 2nd annual downtown block party, Rock The Block, on September 13, 2014 from 5 - 11 P.M.  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) and Main Street will be closed from Church Street to Old Rand beginning at 3 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, headed by Park Manager Bonnie Caputo, is comprised of representatives from local service organizations and business owners.


RTB 2014
Music

For the night’s musical entertainment, a covered stage sponsored by Midwest Motors will be erected at Church Street and Main Street.  Bands this year are:


5:00pm - 6:30pm
Alex and the Allstars bring new life to great rock songs! With their combined 70 years of musical experience, unique arrangments, and expert musicianship Alex and the Allstars know how to keep audiences rocking'.

7:00pm - 8:30pm
ARRA is a Chicago based rock band covering the music of Journey, Boston, Styx, Rush, Van Halen, Creed, REO Speedwagon, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Foreigner and more.

9:00pm - 11:00pm
A cover band with a sound all their own, FRICTION offers a crowd-friendly playlist, professional performance and unparalleled energy at venues throughout the Chicagoland area. 

Food

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. 

We welcome our vendors

Beverages

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 $3/each or 7/$20 All other alcoholic beverages $5.  Individual food vendors will sell water and soda.

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


Rock The Block Food Drive

Help support those that need your help through our event food drive.
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.   


For the most up to the minute information, links to bands and vendors, and for more information, visit facebook.com/LakeZurichRockTheBlock