Howell ready to 'Rock The Block' with summer concert, food series

A big change implemented last year went well, Howell Main Street Inc. Chief Operating Officer and Howell Downtown Development Authority Director Cathleen Edgerly said. 

Instead of several bands performing inside or outside downtown businesses, the festival will be held entirely at two larger outdoor stages.

Music performances will be held on the 100 block of S. Center Street and the 100 block of N. Walnut Street.

"The main inspiration for the two bigger locations was the public has been so fantastic supporting the events that we outgrew the smaller venues," Edgerly said. 

"It makes it easier for more of our attendees to take in more of the music," she said. 

A new change this year, bands will simultaneously perform at the two venues. 

"They won't be staggered, as we've done in the past," Edgerly said. 

Wednesday kicks off with rock, country

Wednesday's festival installment will feature Detroit-based country rock band Sinjon Smith on S. Center Street. 

Flint-based classic rock, blues and country band Green Bottle Fly will perform on N. Walnut Street  

Four food trucks will be at the venues.

Howell-based Tony's Dogs and Okemos-based From Scratch Food Truck will be parked on N. Walnut Street.