Get ready to enjoy some live music on the lawn!

Beginning next Friday, Rock the Block will officially return to NewBo City Market. The free outdoor concert series is a popular Friday night activity in Cedar Rapids, and this year there are 17 dates on the schedule!

Rock the Block 2022 will kickoff on Friday, May 6th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the Blake Shaw Quartet. Here's the rest of the schedule this summer:

  • 5/13 - Young the Lion
  • 5/20 - The Ivy Ford Band
  • 5/27 - Dandelion Stompers
  • 6/3 - FunkDaddies
  • 6/10 - The Evan Stock Band
  • 6/17 - Rocket & Gizzae
  • 6/24 - Full Circle Band
  • 7/1 - Birdchild
  • 7/8 - Laura Rain and the Caesars
  • 7/15 - Surf Zombies
  • 7/22 - Bernemann Brothers Band
  • 7/29 - Betty Calling
  • 8/5 - Belle Rangers
  • 8/12 - Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
  • 8/19 - Cedar County Cobras
  • 8/26 - Fresh Fighters

The Rock the Block concert series is free to attend, but spots are available of a first-come, first-served basis, so it's best to arrive early. NewBo City Market offered season passes with reserved seating for the 2022 season, but all of those spots have sold out.

There are a few rules if you plan to attend Rock the Block this summer. The first is that outside food or beverages are NOT permitted. NewBo is asking that you please support all of the great vendors inside the market for drinks and snacks. That also means that no coolers are allowed, either. It's also important to note that no smoking is allowed on the grounds of the event.

For more information about the 2022 Rock the Block concert series at NewBo City Market, you can check out the official Facebook event page HERE.

Rock the Block is just one of the great local events scheduled in the month of May! For a full list of activities in the area, click HERE!

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