A celebration of good food, local talents and the arts - Rock the Block is an event for your entire family.
Rock the Block began in 2011 as a place where residents were connected to resources and offered a community space for a day of fun together. Over the years Rock the Block has evolved to become a large street fair with vendors, resources and entertainment where residents can listen to great bands, sample local food, connect with local non-profits and businesses and take in Madison Square’s rich cultural history. Join us!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where do I park?
A: Please note that parking spaces are limited the day of the event. Parking is available in any of the LINC UP parking lots located on Madison, Hall, and Prospect. Street parking is available throughout the Madison Square corridor. The following streets are located closest to the event: Prospect (off of Hall), Adams, Oakdale, Crawford, Gilbert, Highland (East of Madison), and Umatilla (North of Hall).
Q: Are there any parking fees?
Q: How do I sign up to be a Rock the Block vendor?
A: If you wish to participate as a vendor in Rock the Block 2017 please complete the online registration here. The vendor categories are as follows: Entertainment, Non-profit Resource, For-Profit Resource, Food & Beverage Vendor, and Small Business Merchants (includes merchants operating under the Michigan Cottage Food Law). You must pay with a credit card when registering online. If you would like to pay by check or money order, you must do so in the LINC UP office located at 1167 Madison Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507 (please do not mail in your payment).
**Registration deadline is Friday May 26, 2017**
**Food Vendor Registration Deadline is Friday, May 19, 2017**
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: In the event of inclement weather Rock the Block may be delayed. If this happens you will be contacted by a LINC UP staff member. Please note that refunds will not be issued.
Q: As a vendor can I have my tent or other equipment delivered to the site?
A: Yes, you may have equipment delivered to you the morning of the event. Please note that deliveries must arrive at your check-in time and not before. Also, LINC UP staff/volunteers are NOT available to (and will not) accept any deliveries on your behalf.
Q: How large is the booth space?
A: A booth space with 1 table purchased is 10’ x 10’. If you purchase 2 tables it is 20’ x 10’.
Q: Can I bring extra tables and/or chairs?
A: Yes, you are allowed to bring extra tables and/or chairs, however, all equipment you bring to the event must fit within the booth space (10’ x 10’ or 20’ x 10’) that you have purchased. If you encroach upon another vendor’s space you will be asked to remove your equipment.
Q: How do I sign up to be a Rock the Block volunteer?
A: Rock the Block could not happen without all of the wonderful dedicated volunteers who show up each year! You can register to volunteer here or call 616.451.9140.
Q: How can I become a Rock the Block sponsor?
A: Please follow this link to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.