FLINT, MI – Car enthusiasts will come together this week to celebrate Tune-Up Week as the Back to the Bricks main event approaches.
Back To The Bricks Focus Party Week begins Monday August 9 and runs through Saturday August 14 at multiple locations in Genesee County.
The event will take place in six different communities offering fun attractions and activities, according to a press release from Back the Bricks.
All activities will include 50’s, 60’s or 70’s themed parties, concessions, vendors, live music and freebies.
Monday August 9
The first event night will kick off at John’s Pizzeria, 9010 Davison Road, and VG’s Grocery, 8503 Davison Road, both located in Davison Township.
Participants can enjoy a band and a DJ from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ribs and hot dogs will be on sale in VG’s parking lot and pizzas in John’s.
Shirt tickets will be given to drivers by ELGA Credit Union members at 4:00 p.m., and drivers will need to be in their car to receive them. Focus evening shirts will be distributed between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday August 10
The second day of events will begin with a 3 p.m. staging at Swartz Creek High School, 1 Dragon Drive, Swartz Creek.
Tickets for the shirts will be given to the drivers by ELGA Credit Union when the vehicles leave the staging area. Delivery of evening shirts between 4.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. A DJ will also provide tunes for the event.
wednesday 11 august
The third day runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Linden Elementary, 400 S. Bridge Street, Linden.
The staging will take place from 3 p.m. Jerseys tickets will be distributed when drivers leave the staging area. Delivery of evening shirts between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Thursday August 12
Later in the week, events will resume from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Flushing A Restaurant, 200 S. Cherry St., Flushing.
Participants can enjoy music from a DJ as well as culinary specialties. The tickets for the shirts will be given to the drivers by ELGA Credit Union from 4:00 p.m. on arrival at the site. Tune-up evening shirts will be distributed between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Friday August 13
The penultimate day of tune-up events will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at VG’s Plaza, 5080 Corunna Road, Flint Township. Vehicles must enter Corunna Road.
The tickets for the shirts will be given to the drivers by ELGA Credit Union from 4:00 p.m. on arrival at the site. Tune-up party shirts will be distributed from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm Participants will enjoy food trucks and a DJ from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday August 14
The last day of events begins with the staging at 2 p.m. at Elisabeth Ann Johnson High School, 8041 Neff Road, Mt Morris Township.
The first 100 cars receive dashboards. There will be a DJ, food trailers and more. More than 20 prizes will be awarded at 6:45 p.m. T-shirt tickets will be given to drivers when they enter the site. T-shirts for the tune-up night will be distributed at 7 p.m.
Amber Taylor, Executive Director of Back to the Bricks, said that when planning Back to the Bricks events, the organization takes the safety and health of car enthusiasts very seriously.
“We’ve made some tough decisions over the past year and a half, but we knew that if we could all do our part at that time, we could see our friends and celebrate our cars again at all of our events now.” Taylor said. “I can’t wait to experience tune-up week and visit all these incredible and supportive communities.
The 2020 Main Event in downtown Flint has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual auto show held an event in its place, a 17-mile-long cruise.
“The fun everyone will have, but the thing I remember the most is that we are not just promoting our Main Event which will follow next week, we are contributing to each of these communities,” he said. Taylor said. “The shopping, the fuel, the food, it’s about helping these businesses and owners thrive after the closures.”
Tony Bauer, president of Tune-Up Parties, echoed the same sentiments of wanting to ensure the safety and health of those attending the events.
“These nightly tune-up events will attract between 200 and 500 cars, most of which will have two people,” he said. “Making sure these cities were ready for this influx right after the closures was a priority for everyone. Happy to say that all the cities are thrilled and ready to welcome us. “
Main Event week runs August 16-21.
To stay up to date on all Back to the Bricks events, visit here.
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