Scenes from previous Mill Valley Community Block Party events, including the fashion, top left, Kenneth Brian Band, top right, and the crowd, bottom left. Jason Crosby is at bottom right. Photos by Kenneth Jay Friedman. Courtesy images.

Larry “the Hat” Lautzker created the Mill Valley Community Block Party 21 years ago as a grand opening celebration for his Famous4 downtown clothing shop in downtown. The longtime music promoter continues to wrangle some of the best local musicians around for the annual event, this time lining up Marble Party, Michael LaMacchia and Friends and the Kenneth Brian Band with special guest Jason Crosby – along with some “very special guests.”

The event, set for Sunday, Sept. 30 (1-5:30pm), takes over Throckmorton Avenue downtown between Bernard Street and Corte Madera Avenue. It benefits Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation that raises upwards of $3 million annually for programs and teachers in the arts, elementary physical education, classroom and library aides, technology and innovative teaching grants from transitional kindergarten through 8th grade in the Mill Valley School District.

It also features a fashion show showcasing clothing from some of the top boutiques in town, as well a beer garden, a Kids Zone from Steve & Kate’s Camp, face painting and plenty of food.

The 411: The Mill Valley Community Block Party is Sunday September 30, 1-5:30pm at Lytton Square, 96 Throckmorton Ave. Mill Valley. MORE INFO.

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