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Why we "R.O.C. the Block"

We are a team of young multi-industry creatives united for a solid "Recondition(ing) Our Communities"! We use our individual strengths to elevate toward our synergistic purpose! Each of us are entrepreneurs, but have collectively agreed to focus and devote a level amount of energy toward uplifting the people of our communities...everywhere!

WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS... (How it all got started)

We began with Super Bowl weekend 2021! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were playing at home in the Raymond James Stadium. In the midst of all the excitement, we decided to focus on the collective energy of our community to inspire economic development into small business owners who may not have otherwise been able to afford vending opportunities at the stadium! So we created our own experience in Downtown Tampa at the only black-owned business in Downtown Tampa! We started with DJ's, vendors and food trucks...and it grew...and grew...and grew...until what was intended to be a one-day event extended to a three-day weekend of fellowship!

We are committed to producing community-driven events and festivals that draws attention to the strengths of small-business owners and entrepreneurs. And we're probably coming to a city near you!

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We are R.O.C. the Block!

Creatives who believe that urban communities deserve attention. And not just lackluster, "by-the-way" attention! We DEMAND attention! Meet our team of influencers and infusers!

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