June Rock the Block Offers Attendees New Format, Same Great Music & Fun in Downtown Howell

Music and food series has two new sites offering music, food and brews, all in one spot!  

Howell MI – Rock the Block, the annual music festival that has become a staple of the summer scene in Howell, kicks off on June 6, 2018, from 6 – 9 pm. At the June event, attendees will experience a new format from Howell Main Street Inc., designed to better accommodate the increasing number of people that were drawn to downtown for this festive summer event! Additionally, it will be upgrading the availability of local cuisine by partnering with restaurants & other local vendors, featuring meal-portioned food options instead of “bites”. Also new to the event this year, local brewers Aberrant Ales and Eternity Brewing will participate.

“Rock the Block has become one of the most anticipated events of summer in downtown Howell,” said Cathleen Edgerly, Howell Main Street COO. “The community has embraced the festival and it is a great example of the vibrant downtown that Howell has nurtured, and one of the events that helped our community be recognized with the 2018 Great American Main Street Award. We’ve taken the feedback given by attendees and partners the last couple of years, and made updates to make Rock the Block even more enjoyable for everyone!

This year attendees can venture to the 100 block of State Street adjacent to the Courthouse, and on Center Street, between Cobb-Hall Insurance and the First Presbyterian Church of Howell. The music site will be fenced in with area restaurants and breweries offering food and brews, along with family activities, seating and fun! No wristbands will be sold, as the restaurants will sell the food directly to consumers. Rain venues include Cleary’s Pub and Aberrant Ales. 

The June event is the first of three such events that take place the first Wednesday of the month during June, July and August. Howell Main Street also announced the bands and locations for the June event:

·         The Stickarounds (Power-pop & Rock) 6 – 8 pm at the State Street Venue
Food Features include Marco’s Pizza and Cleary University’s Culinary delights!
Participating Brewery – Eternity Brewing

·         Taylor Tucky (Country): 7 – 9 pm at the Center Street Venue
Food Features include Heart of Michigan & Aberrant Ales.

Participating Brewery – Aberrant Ales

Edgerly also thanked the sponsors that helped make events like Rock the Block possible including including: Michigan Realtors Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper fund, Citizens Insurance Hanover Foundation, Bob Maxey Ford, Patrick Financial Group, and Chem-Trend.

The kick-off event is just a few weeks away, so be sure mark your calendars! For complete information on Rock the Block, visit http://www.rocktheblockhowell.org/


About Howell Main Street, Inc. 

Howell Main Street Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that consists of a unique blend of business and property owners, community leaders, entrepreneurs, residents, and visitors, all personally engaged in working together to support downtown Howell. Our grass roots, volunteer-led non-profit organization blends innovation and creative approaches to positively position and grow our downtown through quality events, projects, preservation, and programming.

Its efforts were rewarded this year, when Howell won the 2018 Great American Main Street Award, presented by the National Main Street Center. We are a community celebrating our past while looking toward our future, building passion and pride for downtown Howell.