ONEIDA — Rock the Block on East Railroad Street continue until 9 tonight.
There are bands, booths and food with "Moriarity" taking the stage at 7:30 to finish off the evening.
"Moriarity" includes Rome, Floyd, Marcy and Prospect members who all serve in their local churches.
The Christian rock band was formed in 2011 when front-man Josh Moriarity came out with his album "Between Pain and Progress."
The band was originally put together with the intention of just playing a release concert. But soon other shows came rolling in and the performers all decided to form a band around the music that Moriarity had recorded.
Band members said, "All who come out to our shows find that they have a lot of fun and that the musicianship is good but the message is positive and encouraging whether you believe in God or not."
They said the music is more of a "cross-over" style, it can be played (and has been) in churches as well as mainstream radio.
The group has signed a contract with the local Christian music TV platform "UpMusic Television" and we will be releasing a music video and a commercial soon. The CDs and songs from "Between Pain and Progress" are available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and CDbaby.com
Besides today’s Rock the Block, the group is scheduled for:
July 20 "Light up the Night" at Redeeming Love Fellowship in Stittville
Aug. 18 Voices for Christ City Crusade festival in Griffo Park in downtown Rome.
On the net: facebook.com/MoriarityBand, facebook.com/JoshMoriarityBand
Twitter: @MoriaryBand, @MoriarityJosh