Changes announced for this year’s Back to the Bricks

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FLINT (WJRT) - (08/02/17) - In less than two weeks, it'll be time to roll those classic cars out of the garage and do a little cruising.

Back to the Bricks is just around the corner, and some big news about the event was revealed Thursday morning.

At Factory 1 in Flint, the Back to the Bricks committee announced several changes and improvements that are being made to this year's event, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

First off - opening ceremonies have a new home. The ribbon cutting will now take place on the grounds of the Applewood Estate, as opposed to the old Fischer Body plant.

Another big change - Thursday night's rolling car cruise will now include a food truck rally and festival. That'll be held in the Grand Blanc High School parking lot, right along the cruise route.

Speaking of food - due to an overwhelming crowd size, the free hot dog lunch traditionally held at Duke's Car Stereo is moving over to the Grand Blanc Township Police Department's parking lot.

The biggest change of all - the Friday night Cruising Concert is relocating from the IINN building over to the parking lot of the Dort Federal Event Center. The move will allow for more cars.

With that, the concert by Beachfront Property will also include the participation of the Flint Symphony Orchestra, which has renewed its partnership with Back to the Bricks, following a brief hiatus.

A quick note - admission to the Friday night Bricks concert will once again be free.

All traffic will be asked to enter the Dort Federal Event Center Parking lot through the Lapeer Road entrance.

For a schedule of Back to the Bricks happenings, click the link in the ‘Related Links’ section of this story.

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