4:40 - DEAR LUNA


TUBEFREEKS play Olney's Rock The Lot Block Party on May 21, 2017

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The Rock the Lot Block Party takes place on Hillcrest Avenue, the "L" road connecting Georgia Avenue/Rt. 97 N and Olney-Sandy Spring Road/Rt. 108 W, directly behind Shoppers Food & Pharmacy and HomeGoods, in the Village Mart center in the heart of Olney. 
Parking is accessible from westbound Rt. 108, in the lot behind Chipotle/Five Guys, and accessible from northbound Georgia Ave., along the street, on Hillcrest Ave., and in the rear of shops at The Village Mart Center. Visitors should avoid parking in the main shopping center lot as a courtesy to the shops and their patrons.







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  • Press release, anyone?

    Every town worth its salt should have its own signature music festival. Rock The Lot was an early marker for Rocketeria, an opportunity for the new music store to contribute to the community in the best way it knew how. What began in 2009 on a rickety stage set up in the parking lot of what is now the Fair Hill Shopping Center, has evolved into a full-fledged street festival concluding the Olney Days events, as well as a fundraiser for both local youth organization Project Change, and the Olney Civic Fund.

    These days, we actually rock the block, as the event no longer fits within the confines of our lot. The 9th annual Rock The Lot Block Party encompasses the stretch of Hillcrest Avenue (closed to traffic on the day of the event) behind Home Goods and the event’s main sponsor, Shoppers. Rain or shine, residents enjoy fairground style kids activities, including the Boy Scouts’ 20 foot climbing wall, local craft beer, wine and food trucks, outreach from our town’s businesses, and most importantly, live music.

    This year we feature Montgomery County’s own Tubefreeks, an original hard rock band made up of a who’s who of MoCo’s 90’s music scene. Tubefreeks are supporting their reformation release, “The Dry Tide.” Rocketeria owner Dave Peers’ own band, The Tolerators, appears as a special guest. Simply put, they’re a selfish cover band, doing songs that no one else does, but promises you’ll recognize. Always important to showcase Rocketeria’s very talented student “Jam Groups,” this year we get sets from Company Junkyard, Dear Luna, and The Feminist Majority.

    For details, including a listing of sponsors, vendors, and food trucks, visit the event’s website at

    Rocketeria is an independent music store and school, now in its 11th year serving Olney. We feature music lessons, instruments, accessories, rentals, repairs, records and the popular Rock U week long music immersion camps.

    Posted May 13, 2017, 7:42 AM by Ariana Patterson
  • Want a downloadable flier?
    The official Rock The Lot Block Party flier, designed by my old friend and bandmate Patrick Sesko (check us out this Saturday with Dave filling in for me on bass at Velvet Lounge DC - The DickVanDykes is ready to go! Feel free to pick some up at Rocketeria, or print yourself (hint - don't "fit to page")

    Posted Apr 27, 2017, 12:15 PM by Ariana Patterson
  • Did somebody say Food Trucks?
    This year, we welcome some new trucks! Linda's Luncheonette, Chix N Stix and Spud Nation!
    Posted May 13, 2017, 7:37 AM by Ariana Patterson
  • Are you ready for Rock the Lot 2017?
    The bands are locked in, last year's sponsors are signing up, the stage is ordered, food trucks lining up, beer & wine vendors committed, and if I can trust science, May 21st is supposed to be the nicest day of the year! Well...maybe....But HEY! We got some rain last year, it didn't dampen our spirits! Have you RSVP'd yet? Click on the facebook logo at the top right-hand side of the page, invite your friends! Want to participate? Email
    Posted Apr 11, 2017, 9:00 AM by Ariana Patterson
  • Rain? What rain?
    Me and my fellow Olney Days folks put a tremendous amount of time and effort into putting on this event, and all the weekends' festivities. 

    Rock The Lot has always been a RAIN OR SHINE event, so pray for gorgeous weather, but come either way, we gone par-tay! Everyone is tented, including food truck seating areas, and I've got  a bunch of rain ponchos just in case!
    Posted May 20, 2016, 8:43 AM by Ariana Patterson
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