Kadena to host Rockin' the Block, advises road closures

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Kadena to host Rockin' the Block, advises road closures

by: Naoto Anazawa, 18th Wing Public Affairs | .
Kadena Air Base | .
published: June 20, 2015

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Schilling Community Center-sponsored event Rockin' the Block is scheduled for June 27 from 4-9:15 p.m. along Adams Avenue behind the Risner Fitness Center.

Due to the event, service members, DoD-contracted civilians and Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement individuals are reminded that road closures will be implemented.

From June 20 through the event teardown and clean up, the back most parking lot for the Risner will be closed. Additionally, from June 24-28, a portion of Adams Avenue will be closed to thoroughfare traffic, affecting McKennon Avenue and other adjacent neighborhoods.

The Four Diamonds will be closed to pedestrians due to live fireworks June 27.

Shuttles from the Schilling, Officer's Club back parking and Kadena Chapel 1 will be able to pickup pedestrians and deliver them to the event every 15 minutes from 3:30-10 p.m.

The event will host numerous bands and entertainment including Gavin DeGraw sponsored by the Department of Defense's Armed Forces Entertainment. The evening will include food, prizes, rides, games and fireworks in observance of Independence Day.

Attendees are not allowed to bring glass or pets, and there will not be designated smoking areas at the event site.

Vendor booths for food and children's rides will accept both U.S. dollars and Japanese Yen.

The following is the entertainment schedule for the event:

4-4:30 p.m.        
Live DJ and Music

4:30-5 p.m.        
Signals

5:15-5:45 p.m.     
Anly

6-6:30 p.m.        
Asalliance

6:45-7:15 p.m.     
Ryukyu Chimdon Gakudan

7:30-9 p.m.        
Headliner; Gavin DeGraw

9-9:15 p.m.        
Fireworks

9:15 p.m.          
Event Ends

For more information, visit http://kadenaevents.com/ or http://kadenafss.com/