You shouldn’t need new incentives to spend time in Boulder City—it’s got enough small-town allure, scenic charm and tasty food to demand an occasional drive down as it is. But this weekend, Las Vegans have one more reason to make the short trip south on I-95: the Dillinger’s third annual block party.
The free-admission gathering, set along Arizona Street east of Nevada Highway, will round up some Southern Nevada musical mainstays—Rex Dart and the Bargain DJ Collective (noon), Same Sex Mary (2 p.m.), Rusty Maples (3 p.m.), Jack Evan Johnson (4 p.m.), Thee Swank Bastards (5 p.m.) and Twin Brother (7 p.m.), plus veteran Boulder City band Junkyard Dogs (8:15 p.m.)—along with a pair of touring acts, Michigan’s punky The Bangups (6 p.m.) and the folky, bicoastal Goodnight, Texas (9:45 p.m.). The all-ages party will also include hot-dog eating (1:30 p.m.) and beer-drinking (5 p.m.) contests, along with a car show, a raffle and various kid-oriented activities. So make a day of it, or pop over to catch your favorite local band. The fresh air beckons.
The Dillinger's Block Party May 17, begins at noon, free. 1224 Arizona St., Boulder City, 293-4001.