It’s a full on block party as Cracker lead Downtown Reading into the home opener of the Reading Royals.
The party begins at 3 p.m. in the 700 block of Penn Street on Saturday, October 19th. Local Band Talk Louder! performs at 3:30 p.m. with Cracker taking stage at 5:00 p.m.

Known for radio hits like “Low,” “Teen Angst,” and “Euro-Trash Girl,” Cracker have been rocking eardrums since 1990. Cracker mix influences and sounds from rock, punk, grunge, psychedelia, country, blues and folk. More than just the music, Cracker is a group of survivors. Cofounders David Lowery and John Hickman have been with Cracker through every iteration of the band and appear on all 10 studio albums.

Despite changes to the band and the music industry at large, Cracker continue to grow in popularity. Their double album, Berkley to Bakersfield, was able to capture the attention of both country and rock fans alike. Invoking the drive down the The Golden State coast, The Berkley album is influenced by punk and garage, while the Bakersfield album leans toward the band’s “California country” side.

The concerts block party atmosphere will be accompanied by food trucks, alcoholic beverages for adults and an expected appearance of Slapshot for kids. Vendors include Sly Fox, Pagoda Cafe, Mi Casa Su Casa, Sammy’s Steaks and French Fries, Santander Arena and the Reading Distilling Guild.