Rock the Block started in September 2002 when the city and the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership joined forces to put on an evening festival to show off the newly completed improvements to Fourth Street. It proved so popular that it became an annual event, held the third Friday of September from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. or midnight.
LOP was invited to participate in this event and to also show case African Artifacts in addition to sharing historical Liberian stories with some of our Winston Salem citizens. This gave our visiting students from Liberia University Jacob Jallah and Joseph Wilson; and newly member Lisa Houston, a great opportunity to be involved with our community. All were able to appreciate this International experience and at the same time, learn some historical facts about our City - Winston Salem.
ROCK THE BLOCK
Rock the Block, the annual end-of-summer street festival in downtown Winston-Salem, is moving to Saturday and growing to a 12-hour event.
“Expanding to an all-day format on Saturday will allow us to present more music, give people more things to do, allow more vendors to participate, and provide more opportunity for families to attend,