Block Party

BLOCK PARTY-- exclusively for HIGHLANDERS!

BLOCK PARTY-- exclusively for HIGHLANDERS!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Your R’Card is your ticket into the Venue (ASPB will not verify UCR status at event if you don’t have your R’Card). Also, please note, NO RE-ENTRY to Block Party once you leave.

Mick Jenkins

Mick Jenkins

Jayson Jenkins, better known as Mick Jenkins (his stage name), is an American hip-hop recording artist, a member of Free Nation, a hip-hop group that promotes creative thought without accepting narrow views imposed by the powers that be. In the spring of 2013 Mick released a mixtape entitled “Trees and Truths” that quickly became a local favorite, buoyed by acid jazz-influenced production, biblical allegory and lacerating lyricism. The project was by far his most lyrical body of work and caught the attention of Chicago’s incipient gatekeepers. A few months after its release, a collaboration with Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa came in the form of a single entitled “Crossroads”, which was a summer hit.

On August 12, 2014, Jenkins released “The Water[s]”, a project spearheaded by the release of "Martyrs”, a record that juxtaposes harsh truths about society with thought-provoking single with various underlying messages and subtle notions. Centered around the idea of comparing water to life's truths, “The Water[s]” has garnered national attention and serves as Jenkins' breakout project while receiving critical acclaim. Mick is currently preparing to release his debut album "THC (The Healing Component)". The Healing Component is in reference to love being a healing component and love being able to heal all. More information on the highly anticipated album will be announced soon.



In the two years since pop alchemists AlunaGeorge – aka singer and lyricist Aluna Francis and producer George Reid – released their critically lauded debut album, Body Music, they’ve barely stopped. From world tours to festivals to Katy Perry support slots to collaborations (2015’s frenetic “To Ü” with Skrillex & Diplo) to chart-slaying remixes (DJ Snake’s version of “You Know You Like It”, i.e. one of the most streamed songs of all time), their world has expanded immeasurably from the tiny London studio they started working in back in 2010.



Since forming only 18 months ago, Snakehips have made their name with Hype Machine chart-topping remixes for Banks, The Weeknd, Bondax and Wild Belle, which between them have notched up more than 30 million plays on Soundcloud and YouTube. Last May, the mysterious production duo built on their early acclaim with On & On, a Radio 1-championed debut single that set out their signature sound, a sensual up-to-date take on old school R&B and hip hop.

With a debut album well underway and due out early next year, Snakehips have decided it’s time to reveal themselves as 24 year old Londoners Oliver Lee and James Carter. Despite a shared home city, the pair met on separate business trips to Hong Kong, where they bonded over shared musical interests. They shared a flight to L.A., began talking music and booked a studio in which to work on a track. It went so well that within days of returning to London they nudged their laptops together and Snakehips was born.



PARTYNEXTDOOR is a 23-year old singer, songwriter and producer signed to Drake’s OVO Sound. He released his self-titled, critically-acclaimed mixtape in July of 2013 led by singles “Over Here” and “Break From Toronto.” His debut brought him widespread attention. PARTYNEXTDOOR released his follow-up mixtape PARTYNEXTDOOR Two in July of 2014, led by the Drake-assisted single “Recognize” which was followed by his own 42 city sold-out “PND Live” world tour. PND later earned his first Billboard #1 as a songwriter in January 2016 with Rihanna’s lead single "Work" from her eighth studio album, ANTI.  In March 2016, Party released "Come and See Me" which features fellow artist Drake, from Party’s highly-anticipated second studio album, PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 (also known as P3). 



Block Party

Block Party at the University of California, Riverside is an outdoor Welcome music festival held annually in the center of campus around the UCR Bell tower. This event is put on by the Associated Students Program Board (ASPB) and is one of the biggest campus events of the year! Our goal for Block Party has always been to provide a quality music festival that brings all of the UCR students together and cultivates the diversity that permeates every party of campus life; and help support our Student Organizations fundraise by purchasing the food they sell.

ASPB would like to thank the campus organizations and departments who have supported us. Be sure to check out our ASPB website ( to get updates on all our other events. See you at Block Party 2016!

About ASPB

The Associated Students Program Board (ASPB) is a student run programming entity on the UC Riverside campus. Established in 1986, ASPB has programmed on campus for over 30 years. ASPB is 100% student run and funded by quarterly fees paid by undergraduate students. ASPB is comprised of fifteen full-time undergraduate students that work primarily, though not exclusively, in the following six divisions: Concerts, Special Events, Films & Lectures, Contemporary Culture, Marketing, and Leadership. The first four programming divisions plan events both large and small—all programs are voted on and approved by quorum of the board. The other two divisions provide support essential to the success of the events and the team respectively.

The ASPB family also hires a total of 5 Volunteers per division in the spring and fall of each school year– each Volunteer belonging to the Concerts, Special Events, Films & Lectures, Contemporary Culture, Marketing, and Leadership division. ASPB also hires around 15 Events Team Volunteers who are not assigned to a particular division but has free range on all events but are mandatory to work Block Party and Spring Splash. The Volunteers contribute to the development and implementation of all events while supporting their respective divisions.


Parking & Shuttling

Parking will be available in Lot 30 and shuttles will be available from 4-10pm. You can catch a shuttle on Canyon Crest Dr. next to the Softball field. Below is a map of the shuttle stops.

Shuttle Stops

Venue Map

Get familiar with where all the attractions, water stations, and stages are located!

Venue Map


  • Swings
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Photo Booths

Food Trucks

  • The Chameleon
  • Moo Moo
  • The Highlander
  • Tokyo Doggie Style
  • Crepes Bonaparte.

Be sure to bring cash to purchase food from both the food trucks and our Student Organizations.

Bank of America’s ATM will not be accessible day of the event. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Prohibited Items – Not allowed into the venue

  • NO glass bottles or open containers including plastic water bottles
  • NO backpacks, duffle bags, large purses larger than 15X18”
  • NO blankets
  • NO chains/chain wallets
  • NO knives or weapons or any kind including water guns
  • NO drugs/alcohol or illegal substances
  • NO chairs of any kind or tents
  • NO video cameras or professional media equipment or audio recording devices
  • NO drones
  • NO bicycles, skateboards and scooters
  • NO pets/animals (unless guide/assistant animals)
  • NO laser pointers
  • NO outside food
  • NO flags or totems
  • NO selfie sticks
  • NO Camelbacks backpacks, bota bags or flasks
  • Other items not listed here may be confiscated if it is deemed potentially harmful/destructive to others.

* Remember UCR is a smoke/tobacco-free campus

  • Acceptable Items

  • OK self-defense pepper spray
  • OK EMPTY water bottles (must be empty upon entry)
  • OK point and shoot digital camera
  • OK Go Pro cameras

Any questionable items will be evaluated at security check-in at the entrances.

Before Block Party

  1. Be sure to get your R’Card ID before Block Party! You must have it to get into the concert venue. No R’Card, no entry! *Add R’Card Website (hyperlink)
  2. Be sure to eat food during the day leading up to Block Party.
  3. Stay hydrated throughout the day with water.
  4. Bring your empty, reusable water bottle to the concert and take advantage of the free water filling stations
  5. Avoid pre-gaming and drinking games before Block Party.
    • Remember it's ok to not drink alcohol at all - many UCR students don't!
    • If you do choose to drink, set a limit beforehand and stick to that limit.
    • You'll want to remember this amazing event at UCR, and you don’t want to miss your favorite artist!
  6. Individuals under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted inside the event.
  7. Plan ahead to have a sober ride home .
  8. Be sure your cell phone is charged, and take it with you!
    • Write down a friend's phone number in case you lose your phone

During Block Party

  1. Your R’Card is your ticket!
  2. Individuals under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted inside the event.
  3. All individuals must be in compliance with UCR Standards of Conduct.
  5. Once you exit the Block Party Venue, you will not be allowed re-entry
  6. Know where your friends are at all times
  7. Don't leave your friends alone
  8. Plan for a safe way home ahead of time
    • Uber, Lyft, or a sober driver are great options!
  9. Avoid drugs, and never mix drugs with alcohol, even those prescribed to you
    • Ecstasy and alcohol both dehydrate you. You risk overheating and becoming dangerously dehydrated when you combine the two
    • Alcohol and cocaine together increase the risk of heart attacks and sudden death
    • Marijuana use (as well as mixing marijuana with alcohol) can lead to very unpredictable results including nausea, vomiting and dizziness, and can vary greatly depending on route of administration (smoking vs. ingesting, for example). For more information, visit this website.
  10. If you see someone who has had too much to drink, step in, help out, and don't leave them alone!
    • First Aid and the Sobering Center will be in Latitude 55, and managed by American Medical Response (AMR) Staff.
    • It will be open for the duration of the concert, for anyone who is hurt or intoxicated
  11. Bring money for Student Organization Food Booths, Food Trucks, and have fun

After Block Party

  1. Make sure everyone gets home safely with sober drivers.
  2. If a friend is intoxicated, don't let them "sleep it off." Keep an eye on them in case they need medical attention.

Be a Highlander; Don’t be a bystander!



Where is the entrance to Block Party located? Are there multiple entrances?
The one and only entrance into Block Party is located on the Student Services lawn in between the Student Services Building and Sproul Hall.

Do I need a ticket to enter Block Party?
If you are a current UCR undergraduate, graduate, International, or Extension Student your ticket is your valid R’CARD. It must be presented at the entrance for entry into the venue. There will be no verification available, so be sure you have your R’CARD.

Once I enter the venue and leave, will I be able to re-enter the venue?
No, in’s and out’s will not be allowed. Once you are inside you have to stay until you are ready to leave.

Is the event for all ages?
While there is no age restrictions for the event, it is important to note that content will not be censored and will be geared towards an audience of ages 18 and over. All attendees must have a ticket to enter.

What if I get hungry during Block Party?
There will be plenty of food options inside the venue! There will be 21 Student Organizations selling food and 7 food trucks will be selling a variety of foods! Make sure to bring cash, if not the campus ATM’s located in the HUB will be available once you are inside the venue except for Bank of America’s ATM.

It’s going to be hot this day, can I bring in a water bottle?
Empty water bottles (plastic or refillable) are ok! We will have free water stations located inside of the venue for you to fill up your water bottle.

What if my question is not listed on here?
Feel free to ask your question at, and we will make every attempt to answer your question.







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