Multi-platinum producer Jazze Pha to headline third annual Block Party in Flint

FLINT, Michigan — The third annual Beats x Beers Block Party returns to downtown Flint with a new location and a multi-platinum musical headliner. Kicking off Back 2 The Bricks weekend, the party happens on Thursday, August 18 at the highest level of the J.W. Rutherford Parking Structure (125 W. Kearsley St.) from 7 PM to 11 PM.

“I can't wait to experience the new location,” said Brandon Corder, Flint native and founder of Beats x Beers. “Being on the rooftop, I feel will give it another element. Now with the elevation, we'll be partying while being able to overlook parts of downtown and I think that will be really cool.”

Sponsored by Metro Community Development and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, the popular block party will feature over 10 local vendors providing food, drinks, and merch throughout the night.

Music will be the biggest highlight of the night as crowds will enjoy lives sets from DJ Hype, DJ Handelz, DJ E Nyce, and the party’s headliner, platinum-selling producer Jazze Pha. 
Flyer for the third annual Block Party.
Pha has produced records for numerous major music acts, including Ciara, T.I., OutKast, Lil Wayne, Nelly, and Snoop Dogg. He also produced the 2001 record “Let’s Go To The Club” by Flint’s own MC Breed. 

Last year’s Block Party headliner was Grammy-award-winning producer Just Blaze who performed a live DJ set for hundreds of excited party-goers. This year, Corder expects an even better event and party experience. 

“This year we're in a completely different location that we hope will give an overall better experience,” said Corder. “We have a good thing going that people already love so I'm striving to enhance that same experience. We're working on things to improve the overall customer service experience portion of it.”

For those who may be wondering why this year’s Block Party falls on a Thursday instead of the weekend, Corder simply just wants us to have a good time no matter the day.

“When we did the first one, people were shocked it was on a Thursday but then it turned out amazing,” explained Corder. “I like doing unexpected things that are outside the box. It's cool to see the city come alive on a day that it usually isn't. Besides, we don't have to wait until the weekend to have a good time.”

Tickets to The Block Party are $20. To purchase yours, visit: eventbrite.com/e/the-block-party-tickets

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