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.
A full list of participants is listed at blockstreetbusinesses.com. Here’s our guide to all of the madness.
Little Bread Co. Stage at Goodfolk (229 N. Block Ave.)
Adventure Subaru Stage at Tables & Ale
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
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)
Sheet Fort Experience Kids Stage (224 N. Block Ave._
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
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.
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?