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RazorRock week kicks off

BY ANDRES FOCIL
RazorRock week kicks off

LITTLE ROCK – RazorRock, which debuted in 2009 as a "Central Arkansas’ weeklong football rally," will return in 2010 the week of September 6th through the 11th in advance of the Razorback Football Team’s first Little Rock game of the 2010 season. And rather than just one week during football season, RazorRock is being repositioned to celebrate every time a University of Arkansas athletic team plays in Central Arkansas.According to Greg Nabholz (Nabholz Properties), chairman of RazorRock, "Our intention is to enhance the Razorback fan experience for the residents of and visitors to Central Arkansas, with hopes of enticing our guests to spend another night or two in the region."RazorRock organizers are encouraging businesses, organizations and governmental entities to "Paint Central Arkansas Razorback Red" for the week. To that end, Metropolitan National Bank will change the lights on its tower from traditional blue to red and white for the week. The Big Dam Bridge will also be lit in Razorback colors.In an effort to enhance visiting Razorback fans’ Central Arkansas experience, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau and North Little Rock Visitors Bureau are offering special packages to guests through links at RazorRockRally.com. To benefit the Arkansas Alumni Association – Capital Chapter, RazorRock Wristbands are being sold, granting wearers discounts to participating local merchants and restaurants.RazorRock 2010 will feature 17 associated events, culminating in a pep rally in the Riverfest Amphitheatre, followed by a Night of Arkansas Music concert, presented by The Oxford American magazine. The rally will feature the University of Arkansas Razorback Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Knighten, as well as the Cheerleaders and Pom Squad, coordinated by Jean Nail. Tusk III, the latest live Razorback mascot, will make his Little Rock debut, courtesy of Keith and Julie Stokes.In addition to traditional favorites, the band will debut its new arrangement of Ring of Fire, a signature song of Arkansas’ own Johnny Cash.10 Horse Johnson, billed as the "Ozarks-born/LA-bred/Little Rock-based country comedy band," will deliver the first live performance of their new single – Woo Pig Fever. The band’s 25-minute, all-original, all-Arkansas set will transition from pep rally to The Oxford American Presents A Night of Arkansas Music.Scheduled to perform at the concert are The Salty Dogs, Jim Mize and True Soul Revue.While a complete and regularly updated list of offerings is available at www.RazorRockRally.com, the following 17 events were scheduled as of press time:

Monday, 9.6.10 (Labor Day)RazorRock Kick-offRazorRock RelayPresented by River Trails Bike RentalsContact David Fike (501.374.5505, info@rivertrailrentals.com)10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Arkansas Travelers vs. Springfield Cardinals (Season Finale)Dickey-Stephens Park1:00 pm

RazorRock Foodie FestivalPresented by Argenta Downtown CouncilDickey-Stephens ParkContact Drue Patton (501.517.3127, dpatton@argentadc.org)4:00 – 7:30 pm

RazorRock Movie NightPresented by Little Rock Film FestivalScreening War Eagle ArkansasDickey-Stephens Park7:45 – 10:00 pm

Tuesday, 9.7.10Little Rock Touchdown ClubEmbassy Suites Little Rock11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Arkansas Alumni Association – Capital Chapter Reception 5:00 – 7:00 pmRazorRock Ladies Night Out/Tailgate ShoppingPresented by Inviting Company/Revelry Jewels/RubadubdubSticky Fingerz Chicken Shack7:00 – 10:00 pmContact Sarah Mitchell (479.466.3416, sarahmitchell@sbcglobal.net)Wednesday, 9.8.10Arkansas Sports Hall of FameBrown Bag Lunch Featuring Former Razorbacks Kevin Scanlon, Anthony Lucas, Clint Stoerner11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Arkansas Arts Foundation’s RazorRock Spirits: A Night of Art and SoulFeaturing Rock Town Distillery, Diamond Bear Brewery, Lombardi Liquors, Guillermo’s Gourmet Coffee, Wiederkehr WineryArgenta Arts District 5:00 – 7:00 pm University of Arkansas College of Engineering Alumni Reception with Dean SaxenaCourtyard by Marriott – Downtown Little Rock6:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday, 9.9.10University of Arkansas Walton College of Business Lunch & Learn: Coaching Your Business Team to Their Full PotentialPresented by Walton College Executive Education In Partnership with Walton College Alumni Society Sturgis Hall, University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Contact Rachel Burton (479.575.5425, rburton@walton.uark.edu)

RazorRock After Hours at The Little Rock Zoo Presented by Little Rock Regional Chamber of CommerceIn Partnership with Little Rock Convention & Visitors BureauFeaturing New Red River Hog Exhibit, Pigs from Around the World Hosted by Little Rock Zoo 5:00 – 7:00 pm

University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Alumni & Friends ReceptionEmbassy Suites Little Rock 6:00 – 8:00 pm Friday, 9.10.10Street Machine NationalsRiverfront Park, Riverfest Amphitheater All Day

Arkansas Alumni Association New Alumni ConferenceAll Day

Arkansas Alumni Association/Little Rock Razorback Club Luncheon & Press Box Tour War Memorial Stadium 11:00 – 1:00 pm

RazorRock RallyFeaturing University of Arkansas Marching Razorback Band, Cheerleaders, Pom Squad, Tusk III, 10 Horse JohnsonThe Oxford American PresentsA Night of Arkansas Music FeaturingThe Salty Dogs Jim Mize True Soul RevueRiverfest Amphitheater, River Market7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Saturday, 9.11.10 (Game Day)TailgateWar Memorial Park 7:00 am – Street Machine NationalsRiverfront Park, Riverfest Amphitheater All Day

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Louisiana-Monroe6:00 pmWar Memorial StadiumRazorRock is presented by the Arkansas River Cities Sports Commission, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau and North Little Rock Visitors Bureau. Partner sponsors include Argenta Downtown Council, Arkansas Flag and Banner, Career Sports & Entertainment, and Downtown Little Rock Partnership.In addition to the Arkansas River Cities Sports Commission, producing partners include Argenta Downtown Council, Arkansas Alumni Association (Capital Chapter), Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, Arkansas Travelers, Downtown Little Rock Partnership, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, Little Rock Film Festival, Little Rock Touchdown Club, North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, North Little Rock Visitors Bureau, Oxford American, Razorback Foundation, Razorback Navy, University of Arkansas, and War Memorial Stadium.For more information, visit www.RazorRockRally.com.



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