Rock the Block back for second season

After a successful first season, Rock the Block is warming up for another series of concerts in downtown Winchester.
A few things have changed for this year, Main Street Winchester Director Rachel Alexander said. The concerts will now be on Friday evenings in front of the Clark County Courthouse, rather than Saturdays as last year. They will also start at 7 p.m., rather than 6 p.m., to provide a more comfortable weather window with fewer conflicts with weddings and other events in the community, she said.
The Classics, who opened the 2016 series on a frigid May Saturday, are closing the series in August this year.
“We’re hoping they’ll have better weather this year so more people will come and see them,” Alexander said.
The first concert will be Friday, May 19 featuring Hi-Five, followed in June by Boogie G and the Titanics and Prime Cut in July.
“(Boogie G) was here last year and were a huge fan favorite and they asked for them to come back,” Alexander said. Prime Cut also regularly plays during the Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival.
Like last year, there will be food trucks and Steve Atkins will offer beer. Main Street will be closed and patrons should bring a lawn chair.
This year, organizers want to add yard games like cornhole and a giant Jenga game, he said. The event is free and open for all ages.
“It’s just a fun, casual summer event,” she said.

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