ST. CLOUD - Students in the St. Cloud Area school district will benefit from this year's Liberty Block Party.

For the first time this year the 29th annual Liberty Block Party will have a charity component.

While it is still a free event to attend, proceeds from food and T-Shirt sales will go to the District 742 LEAF Program. The food court area has been dubbed the "Leaf Cafe". The Block Party T-Shirts will be sold for $4.

This year's headliner is 60s and 70s band Tommy James and the Shondells.

The Liberty Block Party starts at 5:00 p.m. Friday at Whitney Park in St. Cloud.