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Downtown Howell Rocks the Block one last time this summer

Downtown Howell will be rocking with more music and food Wednesday, August 3rd, as Rock the Block returns for the third and final time this summer!

This family-friendly summer series takes place the first Wednesday evenings of June, July and August.  Live bands play throughout downtown along with opportunities to sample ‘Best Bites on the Block’ brought to us by area restaurants and bakeries.

After packing the downtown businesses, alleys, and patios of downtown locations this summer, this volunteer-led music and foodie fest plans on adding even more for the final event.
“Hundreds of people have come out each month to enjoy Michigan summer weather while rockin’ to outdoor music and sampling some amazing fare from our downtown dining scene,” said Cathleen Edgerly, Howell Main Street DDA Executive Director. “Attendance numbers have been fantastic and we are pleased with the outcome of driving hundreds of people downtown to experience our community.”
For the August Rock the Block, the bands, bites, times, and locations include:
• Shotguns & Violins (Country Rock Band): 6 – 8 pm at Cobb-Hall Insurance
(rain alternate location – Historic Howell Theatre) Best Bites Food Samples from Howell’s MainStreet Winery
• Robin Horlock (Singer, Songwriter, Performer): 6 – 8 pm at Peanut Row Alley
(behind Moe’s BarBar Shop, rain alternate location – inside Moe’s) Best Bites Food Samples from Block Brewing
• Gasoline Gypsies (Funky Rock & Bluegrass Blend): 7 – 9 pm
(near Cleary’s Pub, rain alternate location – inside Cleary’s) Best Bites Food Samples from Jonna’s 2 Go
• Jill Jack Band (Strong, Soulful, Americana): 7 – 9 pm at 2Fogs Pub
(in the courtyard, rain alternate location – inside 2Fog’s)
Best Bites Food Samples from 2Fogs Pub
**Jill Jack will also play for the Rock the Block after party 9-10pm at 2Fogs Pub**

Rock the Block – Extra Music & Best Bites Locations
• The Warehouse Rocks: 5-7 pm at the Livingston County Courthouse amphitheater Best Bites Food Samples available from The Torch
• Hans Hansen: 5-6 p.m. at Moe’s BarBar Shop Best Bites samples from Moe’s
Patrons wishing to participate in Best Bites on the Block can purchase wristbands through the DDA or at Heart of Michigan. Wristbands will also be on sale the evenings of the event at each location. (NOTE – Wristbands from the July 6 event will not be eligible for Best Bites on the Block. New green wristbands must be purchased).
Edgerly also thanked the sponsors that generously contributed to helpmake the event a great success, including Michigan Insurance and Financial Services of Howell, Citizens Insurance, Bob Maxey Ford, St. Joseph Mercy Health Systems, First Impression Print & Marketing, Block Brewing, 2Fogs Pub, and Shone Foto. Site Hosts include Cobb Hall Insurance, Cleary’s Pub, 2Fogs Pub, Moe’s BarBar Shop, businesses surrounding Peanut Row alley, as well as the Historic Howell Theater.

For complete information on Rock the Block, visit the web site at
About Howell Main Street DDA
Howell Main Street DDA is a volunteer-led organization focused on creating a vibrant, strong and economically viable downtown. Its mission is accomplished by using the Main Street Four-Point Approach™ to further commitment to historic preservation, infrastructure improvement, quality events, and promoting downtown Howell as the heart and hub of the community.

Music is FREE to the public!  Wristbands can be purchased for access to the ‘Best Bites on the Block’ food samples from local restaurants featured at each music venue.
Purchase your Best Bites wristband today at:

Rock the Block is made possible by Howell Main Street DD and through the generous sponsorship of several community partners.


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