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Alvin Risk is taking a break from touring with Kaskade to explode the Reno Block Party’s Night Concert Series stage at the Knitting Factory Saturday June 30th. According to dimmakrecs.com, “Alvin Risk’s talents have earned him instant recognition amongst the dance music Illuminati.” Risk has amassed support from artists like Skrillex, Nero, and Designer Drugs to name a few.

Alvin Risk plays an eclectic style of EDM that ranges from Dubstep, Electro House, Trance to Washington D.C.’s Moombahton on collaborations with Tittsworth. This guy has hit the scene big since he first started posting his music in early 2011. His catalog of original productions, collaborations is steadily growing with a host of remixes for diverse artists such as Kaskade, Matt & Kim, Ali Love, Example, Skylar Grey, and Jamaica.

According to theworstguy.com, while sporting a signature Arguile sweater, Risk plays an “uptempo brand of dance music, hopping from genre to genre and throwing in a handfull of today’s biggest bangers along the way.”

Alvin Risk is gonna’ be goin’ off at the Reno Block Party! You don’t want to miss this!


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Originally billed as “1 Day, 2 Stages, 3+ DJs and 14+ Bands,” the inaugural RENO BLOCK PARTY launched in 2011.  Organizers slung 17 bands, in total, on and off two stages in a whirlwind of frenzied independent and unsigned local artists.

Started according to Charles Doyle, to expose people in the area to an art culture that Charles Doyle said is booming but largely unnoticed. “I’m trying to give people a platform for people to see things that are absolutely amazing,” he said. “Things you can’t buy.”

People flooded Wingfield Park for the FREE concert as performance artists on stilts ambled by and visual artists set up shop, displaying their work.

Musical artists like the Kanes gave gutsy performances in Burning Man “hair on fire” fashion.  Doyle sees Reno as “a gateway to Burning Man.”  Reno seems to be a hub of traffic for people who come and go to the weeklong art and music festival out on the playa.  From seeing the inaugural launch of the RENO BLOCK PARTY, and its artistic fruits and efforts, a good deal of it stays here.

“We are so excited over the success of the inaugural Reno Block Party and its draw from the community, that we can’t wait to do it again,” said the late Assistant Coordinator of the Event Jessica Blaze Smith.  Smith just passed away at the very young age of 30.  The RENO BLOCK PARTY will be doing it again in her honor on June 30, 2012.

The Reno Block Party is a 2nd annual music and arts festival that draws upon and showcases local and regional artists and musicians, amongst others. Launched in 2011 this annual event will have live bands, DJ’s, multiple live performance stages and great food and drinks for ALL ages.

 This is by far the Best Party of the SUMMER and it’s FREE.


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Reno Block Party – Second Annual Event
Featuring Live Music, Performers, Vendors and More!
When: Saturday, June 30, 2012 10am – 8pm
Where: Wingfield Park, 2 N. Arlington, and 1st Street

The organizers of the Reno Block Party have today announced the upcoming dates for the second annual event, the 2012 Reno Block Party, at Wingfield Park on June 30, 2012.

Launched in 2011, this 2nd year music and arts festival will again feature local and regional music and art talents, multiple performance stages, great food and drinks for all
ages. Admission is free!

“We are so excited over the success of the inaugural Reno Block Party and its draw from the community, that we can’t wait to do it again,” said Jessica Blaze Smith, Assistant Coordinator of the Event. “Last year was so wonderful successful and fun that we’ve had performance talent, vendors and volunteers immediately asking how to be a part of this years’ festival.”

“We learned a lot about what the community liked/wanted and will make this event even more exciting than last year!”

The event will take place on Saturday, June, 30, 2012 at Wingfield Park and West Arlington Street (to be closed from 1st street to Island Ave, downtown Reno). There will be live music, ongoing performances, great food/drinks, vendor booths, community outreach stations and artistic demonstrations.

Admission is free and is an all ages event.

*** Interview and Photo opportunities available and encourages on June 30, 2012 ***
Email renoblockparty@yahoo.com to schedule media requests

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