Harrisonburg’s MACRoCk celebrates 16 years of rock ‘n’ roll

Eternal Summers get ready to rock MACRoCK. Eternal Summers get ready to rock MACRoCK.

The Harrisonburg-based music festival MACRoCk celebrates its 16th year this weekend with yet another solid line-up of local, regional, and touring indie-rock bands. Initially founded as the “Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference,” MACRoCk has now severed ties with JMU and local station WXJM, but remains committed to throwing a killer annual festival.

This year’s roster includes successful national acts like Jaill, Waxahatchee, Julianna Barwick and Alex Bleeker; beloved locals Invisible Hand, Eternal Summers, Borrowed Beams and Miami Nights, and acts who have been building buzz for their killer live performances, including Roomrunner, Dope Body, Heavy Medical, and the unfortunately-named Diarrhea Planet. The festival runs from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening (April 5th and 6th) at various locations around Harrisonburg; a full schedule is available at macrock.org, and although pre-sale tickets are no longer available, same-day sales of badges will be available at the Court Square Theater box office.