Block Party in the ‘Burg Preps For Sixth Year

Press Release -- September 29th, 2010

The sixth annual Block Party in the ‘Burg is set for Friday, October 1st in downtown Harrisonburg. The student-focused event aims to encourage students to venture beyond the boarders of campus.

The event begins on Court Square at 4:00pm on Friday with JMU a cappella groups, Note-Oriety and Low Key on the south steps of the Courthouse. Battle of the Bands will take the main stage with college bands. Finally, Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate G-Strings will wrap up the evening around 8:00pm with an hour-long show followed by the announcement of the Battle of the Band winner.

“We partnered with the Harrisonburg Police and Fire Departments to add an element of Campus safety in a fun way” says Kris Ludwig, HDR Events Manager, “HFD will actually have a demonstration involving burning mock-dorm units, while the Police will give students the opportunity to try driving a golf cart in an obstacle course wearing goggles that give the illusion of driving impaired. We have also held on to some of the favorite activities from past years”. JMU Ambassadors will lead guided tours around downtown for students and will give out free do downtown t-shirts. Students will also be able to enjoy the performances of the JMU Break Dance Club and Madison Dance, the Battle of the Bands, or the local art scene with the Museum and Gallery Walk.

Numerous local businesses and student organizations are also getting into the action with freebies and games for students, as well as live music and art displays in their establishments. The Artful Dodger and Wonder will feature an outdoor skateboarding showcase by the “Skaten Worshipers”. Details for these activities and more can be found on the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance website.

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One Response to “Block Party in the ‘Burg Preps For Sixth Year”

  1. From what I could tell by just passing through once or twice, the Block Party seemed like it was well-attended.

    The HFD seatbelt convincer looked like the worst fair ride ever. Why would anyone agree to get on that?

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