Block Party is Place to Party on New Year's Eve


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                            
CONTACT:   Harrison Raboy

Wednesday, December 28, 2011                                              


Tempe, Arizona –New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and the Fiesta Bowl Block Party presented by Safeway is the biggest and best place in Arizona to ring in the new year.

Over a million attendees since its inception in 1984 have made the Fiesta Bowl Block Party an exciting  and electric New Year’s Eve destination. Hosted on December 31from 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on Mill Avenue in the ultra-vibrant district of downtown Tempe, the Block Party features the best in both local and national entertainment.

This year, the Block Party has three headliners —Sawyer Brown, the Gin Blossoms, and Gabriel & Dresden — to rock the night away. Sawyer Brown and the Gin Blossoms perform on the main stage at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. respectively, and Gabriel and Dresden deejay on the Electronic Music Stage at 10:30 p.m.

The Block Party also features 30 local bands playing on seven different stages, a coveted spot for local bands to boost their resume and play on a large stage in front of thousands of people.    

Accompanied by confetti and fireworks, the most famous and revered Block Party tradition, the “Chip Drop”, returns after a 12-year hiatus to welcome the new year at midnight!

The Block Party also hosts the most fascinating entertainment of any New Year’s Eve Party In Arizona. With acts such as local magician Craig Davis, a BMX demonstration with famous BMX riders and a Streetside Photo Booth with the Heisman Trophy and oversized Team Helmets, there is something for every age group.

Discounted tickets are currently available at Safeway. Tickets can also be purchased by visiting www.fiestabowlblockparty.comor calling 480-350-0911. For more information on the Fiesta Bowl Block party, please visit



About the Fiesta Bowl

The Fiesta Bowl is a non-profit organization founded by Arizona community leaders in 1971. Through the creation of the Festival of College Football, including more than 40 statewide events, the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the organization continues to promote volunteerism, athletic achievement and higher education. Its mission is to remain a source of pride for all Arizonans by contributing strongly to the state’s economic development, tourism and community causes. For more information about the Fiesta Bowl, please visit