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Major Concerts, Free Brews, Food Trucks and More Await


here are few things better than a block party, unless it’s a block party that brings out major entertainers and turns one of Dallas’ most exciting districts into a play land for all.

Uptown Dallas, Inc., the district’s management company, is hosting its annual Block Party in the stunning Griggs Park on Thursday, October 10, from 6 to 11 pm. The gorgeous, historic 8-acre park, with an unbeatable view of the Dallas skyline, is the perfect party spot for a night out.

Just bring a lawn chair or a blanket, and tuck in for an evening you’ll never forget.

The best part? It’s entirely free.

But this is not a case of you get what you pay for. Instead, it’s the exact opposite — the perks are real and the lineup topnotch for this block party.

Now, in its fourth year, Uptown Dallas, Inc.’s Block Party is becoming a tradition, but the district is raising the bar this year. This will be the most memorable Block Party yet.

What is there to look forward to? Here are the 5 Things You Can’t Miss at Uptown Dallas, Inc.’s Block Party:

1). Music, Music, Music

How about a completely free concert by two legit country music stars. Opener Lainey Williams is an up-and-comer with serious cred —  she just made CMT’s list of  the “Next Women of Country for 2019.”

And Dylan Scott, well, he needs no introduction. The “Hooked” crooner is one of the buzziest, hottest country music stars out there. A chance to see him totally gratis is a total treat. He’s sure to become a chart-topper and awards show regular. Here’s your chance to say you saw Scott for free at Dallas’ ultimate block party

It’ll be a blast, getting you up and out of your seat — or off your blanket in the grass.

2). Free Beer (No, Really)!

Yes, this Block Party really wants to make you feel like you’re with your friendly neighbors. Community Beer Company, one of Dallas’ most celebrated microbreweries, is bringing the beer — and giving it away to you.

The brewery is offering not one but two free craft beers to each guest aged 21 and up. Now, that’s something to toast.

3). A Free Ride

There’s no need to worry about driving — no stressing about how you’re getting to and home from this block party. Uptown Dallas is hooking guests up with a promo for Dallas-based rideshare Alto. Event-goers will receive $15 off their arrival and/or their departure trip, plus get a special front row drop-off at Griggs Park.

It couldn’t be more convenient — or cushy. Travel in style in one of Alto’s sleek Buicks. These pro drivers don’t drive anything else. You can even schedule your ride in advance and set your ride mood prior to your pickup. Just use promo code UPTOWNBP.

4). Food Truck Nirvana

The Uptown Dallas, Inc. Block Party will be chock-a-block full of food trucks and vendors. It will be a food and hangout wonderland. In fact, several businesses new to Texas are using the occasion of the block party to set down their roots in Uptown.

Brands like Scissors & Scotch, a sleek barbershop that allows you to sip on a single malt while you get a close shave, and Foxtrot Delivery Market, a unique new take on the corner store, will be making their Lone Star State debuts at the party.

There will also be a packed lineup of food trucks at the Uptown Block Party. All that dancing is bound to make you hungry after all.

5). Surprise, Oh Sweet Surprises

The organizers of the Uptown Block Party, Uptown Dallas, Inc., are also promising several major surprises. More music? More food? Prizes? Another twist? You’ll just have to go and see for yourself on October 10th.

And have the night of your life.

To learn more about what Uptown Dallas is about and its Block Party tradition, click here.