Commissioners proclaim October 6 as Rocktoberfest, recognize 10th Anniversary

La Plata, MD- Rocktoberfest is open to all, offering a lively gathering place for families and friends with a laid back guitar-centric vibe. Festival patrons can move between indoor and outdoor spaces for simultaneous performances by acoustic singer-songwriters and musicians, playing a diverse range of popular music, including classic and modern rock, blues, country, and pop. Headliner bands will take the main stages in the evening hours.

Road Closures:

La Grange Avenue will be partially closed beginning early Friday, October 5th. All cars must be moved from La Grange Avenue by 11pm on Thursday, October 4th.

Fencing will be used to close off the street just past the entrances to the Island Music Building and the Law Offices of Thomas C. Hayden, Jr. thru Centennial Street beginning around 12am on Friday, October 5th. The street will remain closed until 6am on Sunday, October 7th. Centennial Street will remain open, however, there will be congestion.

The sidewalks along La Grange Avenue will not be included in the fenced area. Businesses that are open on both Friday and Saturday will still be able to have foot traffic.

Bands scheduled to perform:



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