Rock the Block - Sat. 9/9/17

Dine • Dance • Discover Downtown

The Village of Lake Zurich will host its 5th annual downtown block party, Rock The Block, on September 9, 2017 from 5 - 11 pm.  Planned as an all-ages traditional street dance, partygoers are invited to Dine, Dance and (re)discover downtown Lake Zurich. Three live bands take the stage for an evening of music, food and fun, and young party goers can visit the face painter and balloon art, sponsored by Lake Zurich Tire and Auto.

The event will be held on Main Street in downtown Lake Zurich, (approximately 70 E. Main Street). To accommodate the event, Main Street will be closed from Church Street to Old Rand beginning at 1 P.M. on the day of the event. 

Support Lake Zurich Charities

This year's event supports Emmaus House and St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry with your food and generous donations.

Rock The Block 2017


For the night’s musical entertainment, a covered stage will be erected at Old Rand Rd and Main Street.  Bands this year are:

1st Band
Rockstar Rodeo is more than just your average country band, and a lot more than just your ordinary rock show. They strive to give every fan a true concert experience. RockStar Rodeo takes pride in real, genuine entertainment. 

2nd Band
Boy Band Review is an incredible 90's boy band tribute show with a throw back experience where the audience relives the best years with hits from N'Sync, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block and others. 

3rd Band
7th heaven is an experience you just have to see and hear! 7th heaven has charted #1 on the Midwest Billboard Charts three times in the past three years. The band has been heard on over 7 radio stations in Chicagoland with their hits “Stoplight”, "Better This Way" and "Sing". Also known for the famous "30 Songs in 30 Minutes" medley of songs from the 70's and 80's.


A variety of food items will be for sale from area food truck vendors, and local eateries on Main Street will also be opening their doors that evening.  Water and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. 

Adult Beverages

Beverage  Tickets
 Miller Lite
 Coors Light 4
 Miller Genuine Draft 4
 Wild Onion Misfit IPA 6
Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest 6
Blue Moon 6
 Mike's Hard Lemonade  6
 Mike's Black Cherry  6
 Henry's Hard Orange Soda  6
 Angry Orchard  6
 Wine at the wine tent 6 or $6

* Beer is on tap

RTB Crowd


This year’s beer truck staff is a collaboration between the Rotary, and Lions. Beer cups will be provided by Martin Enterprises.  No outside alcohol is allowed, and those wishing to consume alcohol will need to have their I.D. checked and purchase a wristband for $1. Beer tickets are available for purchase at $4 for standard brands and $6 for craft IPA. All other alcoholic beverages $6. Individual food vendors will sell water and soda.

No outside food, beverages, or coolers will be allowed into the event.

Volunteer at Rock The Block

We can always use a few good men and women to assist in making this year's event another smashing success. Consider taking a shift at the ticket both or the beer trailer. No prior experience is required.  Signup online

Event Sponsors

RTB 2017 Bands
About Us

Rock The Block is the result of an effort by Lake Zurich Mayor Tom Poynton and the Village Trustees to bring special events to the community, and in this case, specifically to the Downtown Lake Zurich area.   

For the most up to the minute information, links to bands and vendors, and for more information, visit