Flyer Guide: 2013 Block Street Block Party

One of the best days of the year in Fayetteville is coming up this weekend.

We’re talking about Block Street Block Party, which will return for a third year this Sunday, May 19 on Block Avenue in Fayetteville.

The event kicks off at 11 a.m., and features nearly 50 performances by local bands, DJs, singers, songwriters, theatre groups and puppeteers on seven stages.

Over 80 vendors are scheduled to set up booths along the street featuring local artists, crafters, longboard sellers, and other locally-created products and services. There are also a ton of things for kids to do, including a mural-painting station, pony rides, a water-play station and bouncy-houses.

Organizers are still seeking volunteers for the event, by the way, so speak up if you’re interested in that. You can also help spread the word by sharing the official Facebook event.

A full list of participants is listed at Here’s our guide to all of the madness.

Block party!

Little Bread Co. Stage at Goodfolk (229 N. Block Ave.)

12 p.m. – Candy Lee
1 p.m. – Dave Singleton
2 p.m. – Hogeye Ramblers
3 p.m. – Outside the Lines
4 p.m. – Mike Sumler Band
5:15 p.m. – Musician Jam

Adventure Subaru Stage at Tables & Ale

12:30 p.m. – Dave Stiles Band
1:30 p.m. – The Odds
3 p.m. – Fayetteville Word Wars
4:30 p.m. – Leah & The Mojo Doctors
5:30 p.m. – Earl N Them
7 p.m. – Brad Helms & Friends

Hugo’s Stage at JR’s Lightbulb Club

12 p.m. – Robe Flax
1 p.m. – Moon Magnet
2 p.m. – Future Day
3 p.m. – Family History
4 p.m. – Dumptruck Boys
5 p.m. – SW/MM/NG
6 p.m. – The Good Fear
7 p.m. – Violetta Lotus Burlesque (special PG-13 performance)

Maxine’s Stage at Maxine’s Tap Room

11:30 p.m. – Fox Confessor
12:30 p.m. – The N’er Do Wells
1 p.m. – Honey Shine
2 p.m. – Handmade Moments
3 p.m. – Trash Can Bandits
4 p.m. – John Henry and the Earth Shakers
5 p.m. – Shawn James and the Shapeshifters
6:30 p.m. – Jesse Dean Band

Event Poster

KXUA 88.3 FM / Art Amiss DJ Stage at (Mountain & Block)

11 a.m. – DJ EJ
11:40 a.m. – Beat Bachs – Street Dancers
12:20 p.m. – DJ Derrick
1 p.m.- DJ E-Yo – Street Dancers
1:40 p.m. – T. Jay
2 p.m. – DJ EQ – Street Dancers
2:40 p.m. – Baby Armie
3:20 p.m. – DJ Shortfuze – Street Dancers
4 p.m. – The Erratic Ninja
5 p.m. – Jason Dub
5:45 p.m. – DJ Merl
6:30 p.m. – Grimwood
7:15 p.m. – Dark Zac Slade & Xaphan

Fayetteville Roots Festival Stage (Spring and Block)

11:30 a.m. – Isayah’s All Stars
12:45 p.m. – Shawn James
2 p.m. – Jeff Jeffus
3:20 p.m. – Candy Lee & The Sweets
5 p.m. – Cutty Rye

Sheet Fort Experience Kids Stage (224 N. Block Ave._

11 a.m. – Shaky Bugs
12 p.m. – Arts Live Theatre
1 p.m. – Art Experience Puppet Shows
2 p.m. – Ozark Poetry Slam
3 p.m. – Shishkaboom Puppet Theatre

Beer Gardens

Five outdoor will help whet your whistle during the event. Here’s what we know about them.

– Near The Lightbulb Club – Beer and Mixed Drinks
– Near Maxine’s Tap Room – Beer and Mixed Drinks
– Near Tables & Ale – Beer
– Near the Block Street Businesses Stage (corner of Spring & Block) – Beer
– Near the Goodfolk House – Beer and Wine


As always, Block Avenue restaurants Little Bread Company and Hugo’s will be open and serving up delicious food during the party. Also, Fresco Cafe is just off Block Avenue on Center Street.

Several local food trucks will be set up during the event, including Nomad’s Natural Plate, Greenhouse Grille, Primal Knead (a brick-oven pizza truck) and Kind Kitchen.

Locals Lucky Luke’s, Lean Green Cuisine and Ozark Natural Foods will also be serving food and snacks.

Vendors and community groups

Tons of artists, jewelry makers, pottery makers, and more will be vending at the party this year.

Several local businesses will have booths as well, including Mollyjogger, an Ozark-based t-shirt company, Perrodin Supply Company, a local artist/craft duo who make art supplies and goods, and Four Legged Bird, a new local gift shop that recently opened in south Fayetteville.

As always, tons of community groups and non-profit organizations will be on hand to participate in the event.

Other activities

One of the best things about Block Street Block Party are the sheer amount of things to do during the festival.

Local photographers from Graffiti Light Project will have a booth setup showing folks how they create their unique light painting photography during the day. Once it gets dark that evening, they have a presentation planned.

Cox Communications will provide a water play area on the square for the kids, something that was a huge hit in 2012.

The Mustache Goods & Wears has teamed up with local painter Matt Miller to do a mural painting station, and Adventure Subaru is bringing a huge bouncy castle for the kids at the corner of Spring Street.

Little Bread Company will once again host a waiters race, which was extremely entertaining to watch the first two years. That starts at 3 p.m.

Also expect to find fortune tellers, face painters, belly dancers, a S’mores-making station, and a million other activities going on all over the place.

Overall, it’s a blast. See you guys there?


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