Fri, Apr 14 - Sat, Apr 15 2017

Rock the Blocks Music & Arts Festival,

Blacksburg, Virginia, United States Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

  • About the event

    Rock the Blocks is a multi-genre music & arts festival that takes place across multiple venues in downtown Blacksburg, VA, steps from the Virginia Tech campus.  Beginning on Friday evening, dozens of bands and thousands of attendees crowd into local bars, restaurants & galleries to share in live music experiences.  The fun continues until 2am on Saturday night.  

    Rock the Blocks unites the community through unique events that support up-and-coming artists and encourage the sharing of ideas, culture & creativity.

    Core Values:
    • Rock the Blocks supports up-and-coming artists and businesses 
    • Rock the Blocks embraces partnerships with businesses and artists who share our values and contribute to our overall objectives.
    • Rock the Blocks celebrates creation in all its forms.
    • Rock the Blocks seeks to provide experiences that bring together members from distinct, creative communities to share ideas, culture, and creation.
    • Rock the Blocks seeks to create opportunities for artists/businesses to connect with the broader community through relationships we cultivate.

    Why should you sponsor?

    Unique opportunity to reach our audience (primarily 18-35 year olds) in a fun environment, connecting your brand with an exciting, hip event.  

    Yvonne Yee

    I am a Virginia Tech alumni. I graduated in 2012 with a degree in Business Management (Entrepreneurship).  The idea for this festival began in 2010, a few years after the traumatic shooting that changed this big campus/small town's history forever.  We saw 3 main issues that we wanted to address: 1- A gloomy shadow cast over all of the wonderful people and things happening on campus and downtown, with all major press outlets focusing only on the tragic incident;  2 - A lack of real music venues for local artists to play; 3 - The enduring power of music as a healing force, which needed a platform in this town.  So we set out to organize one event that could bring the students, artists, locals and local businesses together.  We decided to ROCK THE BLOCKS with music and art.

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  • 1001-2500 attendees expected

    51% Male Attendees

    49% Female Attendees

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