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White Marsh Mall Christian Rock Show to Draw Thousands

Between 3,000 and 4,000 people are expected to attend.

A major Christian rock event is coming to White Marsh Mall this Saturday—free of charge and open to the community.

Located in the Boscov’s parking lot at 8200 Perry Hall Blvd., runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 12. Officers at the said they plan to assist in directing traffic during the show and festival, expected to draw between 3,000 and 4,000 people.

A mall press release describes the event:

Rock the Block is not a conventional event but a high-energy experience incorporating music and multimedia that encourages everyone to be involved. There are rappers that entertain and lasers and lights swirl overhead while drama, dance, and videos spread messages of love, hope and character.

Rock the Block supports and believes in abstinence before marriage and saying no to drugs and alcohol. They challenge men and women to become people of character and encourage them to be someone great.

The event features several area vendors and bands. More details are available on the organizer's website.

Are you a Christian rock fan? Are you planning on supporting this event? Tell us in the comments.

Allison May 13, 2012 at 03:13 PM
I didn't see anyone shoving disbeliefs in anyone's faces. Forgive us for being concerned due to negative personal experiences. I've been spat at by so-called christians and have had friends' parents tell them they can't even talk to me because of my choice of faith. By the way, if a christian can say that someone who doesn't believe in Jesus is a soul that needs to be saved and its their duty to help them even if they express they don't want to convert, why can't we say that we have concerns about some christians and their motives? Perhaps it's you that needs to lighten up and realize we all have a right to our opinions, and have different ways of sharing them. If it upsets you, don't read them.
Immanuel Baptist Church May 14, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Leave it to the Perry Hall Patch readers to find something negative to say about teenagers actually doing something good. How can anyone be against kids attending a Christian event (versus wreaking mahem at the mall, smoking weed, starting fights.....). Seriously? Now I remember why I have stopped checking in with the Patch very often. The negativity on here is ridiculous. Even if you don't agree with Christian values, I don't think I read about anything that happened on Saturday that was out of line during the event. I wonder if it would have been the same had it been just a regular rock concert. I'm sure there would have been fights, cops there - you name it.
Patricia Driscoll Bilezikian May 15, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Karen, I totally agree. There's a jerk in every crowd.
Bill Howard May 16, 2012 at 02:51 AM
@ Allison Actually it's Christians who are the ones being oppressed and censored. A few bad incidents should not mark the entire belief. There are millions of Christians helping people in ways the governments fail to do. This goes all the way from the sweet church ladies who sew quilts for poor folks in Central America all the way up to the Mother Theresas of the world. Many of the young people at concerts such as these found no fulfilment in the Hollywood inspired depraved culture of today. They see something that has promoted love, family and community for thousands of years and it works when it is followed. Just because some who wear the Christian label fail does not mean the whole body of Christ is corrupted.
Bill Howard May 16, 2012 at 02:54 AM
@ Tim Maybe it was because of all the anti-Christian bigotry that has increased over the years.

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