Rock the Lake is free unregistered event for all JMU students, faculty/staff, and community members! Bring your friends and family out to Lakeview Hall (Newman Lake on JMUs campus) for a Monday night to remember. We will have local bands and musicians playing throughout the evening at our outdoor terrace! There is lots of space to relax by the lake, so bring your blankets, chairs, and good vibes!

Pop-Ups & Activities

Registered and unregistered pop-up opportunities inside the building to introduce you to JMU X-Labs programming!

  • Registered event:  2×4 electric lap guitar
  • Drone Quidditch
  • Button and magnet making
  • DIY tote bags
  • Cookie decorating
  • Photo Booth
  • JMUs Duke Dog
  • JMU organization tables
  • Local businesses tables

Light the Lake at 8pm

Concluding Rock the Lake, at 8pm we will Light the Lake! Join us in making paper lanterns and watch as the lake lights up under the night sky.

Rock the Lake Food

  • Bring a picnic lunch (don’t forget your blanket and chairs)
  • Order delivery food to our drop off/pick up station
  • Pick up food from a local restaurant in Harrisonburg #shoplocal
  • Eat at Lakeside Café across the Lake

Rock the Lake will be providing small snacks and drinks for all guests! You can cross the lake and check out Lakeside Café in Hartman Hall (new business building) that has hours open just for you! A staffed delivery station will be set up for Giddy Up Courier, GrubHub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats.

Starship Robots (On Campus delivery robots): Chips Market, Starbucks, Java City, Freshens, Lakeside Cafe, Dunkin Donuts, Steak ‘n Shake, PC Wings, Burger Studio – Festival, and Cheese Please – Festival

GiddyUp Courier: Cuban Burger, Grilled Cheese Mania, Clementine Cafe, Billy Jacks, Bella Luna, Bella Gelato and Pastries, Latin’s Flavor, Taj of India, Urgies Cheesesteaks, Dukes Bar and Grill, Mashita, La Morena

DoorDash’s Local Eats: Taste of Thai, Grilled Cheese Mania, The Galley, Magnolia’s, Urgies Cheesesteaks. They also have Golden China, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Five Guys, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Popeyes

GrubHubBilly Jack’s Wing, Panera, Qdoba, Jersey Mikes, Firehouse Subs, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Great Wok, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Popeyes, Five Guys, Sakura 10, O’Charleys, and Your Pie Pizza

Check here for updates or follow our Facebook event for Rock the Lake!

Optional RSVP

Rock the Lake is an unregistered event. If you would like to RSVP to help us provide our guest with the best experience you can do so here.

Follow JMU X-Labs Eventbrite page to see when our registered events go live!

Current Registered Events:
2×4 Steel Lap Guitars Pop-up – Limited spots

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