Black Rock City

Black Rock City

Black Rock City History

Black Rock City is the site for the annual Burning Man music festival. Burning Man has become one of the most popular music festivals in the United States, but it was not always the case. This event began in 1986 as a ceremony to celebrate the Summer Solstice, and it included a major bonfire that eventually gave the event its name. Black Rock City is the name for the venue created on a dry lake in the Black Rock Desert where the event is held. This "city" is set up by event organizers each year. The event really began to gain traction in the late 1990s, and by 2011 the festival saw 50,000 people show up to enjoy the festivities. The Burning Man festival is organized by Black Rock City, LLC, under the guidance of founder Larry Harvey. Black Rock City provides a steady stream of entertainment for all visitors for eight days and nights. So what are you waiting for? Round up all your friends and head out to the desert this summer to be a part of an event that you'll never forget.

Black Rock City Events

Burning Man is an eight-day-long annual festival that takes place on the playa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, 90 miles (150 km) north-northeast of Reno, ending on the American Labor Day holiday in September. The city is known asBlack Rock City, and every year, it attracts more and more curious onlookers who want to know just exactly what Burning Man is all about. Though the specific location on the playa changes from year to year, the location has been quite constant in recent years. The temporary city is an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. The event takes its name from the ritual of burning a large wooden sculpture of a man on the sixth day. This event is extremely popular for a reason, and you can be a part of it this year when you head to the desert for Burning Man.

Gerlach, NV

Black Rock City is the name for a set of temporary structures erected on an annual basis in the Black Rock Desert to serve as the site for the Burning Man festival. Black Rock Desert is located in Gerlach, NV. Gerlach is a census-designated place with a population of a mere 200 people. The biggest event held there is the annual Burning Man event.

Black Rock City Seating Layout

Black Rock city is a temporary "city" that is erected in the Black Rock desert each and every year to serve as the setting for Burning Man. Loads of fans flock to the desert on an annual basis to be a part of this fantastic event, and while there is no seating layout the layout of Black Rock City in general allows for fans to get fantastic views of all the performers in attendance.

Black Rock City Trivia

Did you know that each year the Burning Man festival has a different theme?

That's right; and past themes include Cargo Cult, Fertility and Rite of Passage.

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