People's Street Block Party: Here's what's lined up for the three-day event

John Oliva
Corpus Christi Caller Times

A block party is scheduled for downtown Corpus Christi this Fourth of July weekend.

Partnered with the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District and Latin Grammy nominee DJ El Dusty, recording studio Produce Goods sets to revitalize the downtown community with the monthly People's Street Market by throwing a larger event.

That event, the People's Street Block Party, will allow special opportunities for community engagement.

A news release said there will be three events from July 2 through July 4, bringing music, artists and vendors back to the center stage.

"COVID-19 threatened the lives of many residents and small-business owners in the Coastal Bend," the news release said. "With the virus (winding) down and vaccination counts growing, it is time to usher in a brand-new event to up lift this community once more."

El Dusty works in his studio on Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018 in downtown Corpus Christi.

SCHEDULE FOR EVENTS

  • July 2: The first event will be a collaboration between Produce and the Corpus Christi ArtWalk. Produce will unveil its new shop front with clothing and designs from artists in the Coastal Bend. DJ Weasel, Chicas Rock, Quentin Arispe, El Dusty and other local artists will be providing live music from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • July 3: The second event will focus on bringing local cinema and food to the downtown area with the Produce Picnic. Community members are able to bring blankets and ice chests for a shaded, picnic-like experience. A large LED screen will be presented to showcase local short films and projects that are on "the forefront of the art scene." Creators of a local web series, "YIKES," will host the event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • July 4: The festivities will close with the monthly People's Market on People's Street downtown. The event will include outdoor art installations and vendors from local businesses, as well as the grand opening of Produce Gallery. The market will be held from noon to 4 p.m.

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