By Jessica Ross
It is with great pleasure that Concern Foundation announces its 48th Annual Block Party on the backlot of Paramount Studios Hollywood on Saturday, July 8th.
The anticipated sold-out event will again be attended by 4,000 guests with a goal to raise $2 million dollars for cancer research.
The theme for this year’s event will be The LAND BEFORE TIME: THE EXTINCTION OF CANCER. Concern will be honoring the Kallick Family with the Lifetime of Giving Award and saluting Cedars Sinai Cancer for their groundbreaking work focused on conquering cancer. The backlot streets will be filled with plenty of musical and interactive entertainment on multiple stages featuring the Tom Nolan Band on the main stage, D' City Sound & Events on the Yabba Dabba DJ Stage presented by the Hirsch Family Foundation and the Vibrato “Grotto” Grill Jazz stage.
Throughout the venue, guests will find photo studios, lounges, casino style gaming, and beauty services provided by the Beauty Bus Foundation. One of the highlights of the evening will be the online silent and live auctions sponsored by ZACUTO GROUP that will feature items and packages including one-of-a-kind opportunities, concert and event tickets, restaurants, staycations, golf packages and many other wonderful items donated by friends throughout the community.
Concern is honored to celebrate The Best of LA 2023® on Los Angeles magazine’s street for the 17th year, which will feature lounges, photo booths, food stations, DJ dancing and much, much more. Los Angeles magazine will once again make a financial contribution to Concern to help further their mission.
Great food and beverages will be found up and down every street including notable mainstays of the Block Party, such as Vibrato Grill Jazz, The Grill on the Alley, Factor’s Famous Deli, A.O.C., Fogo de Chao, Someone’s In The Kitchen, Dulan’s Soul Food, Nobu Malibu, STK, Porta Via, Maria’s Italian Kitchen, H& H Brazilian Steakhouse, Milagro Tequila, Deutsch Family, and Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs just to name a few. Joining Concern for the first time are Calajo Catering, Brique LA, The Breakfast Club, The Hideaway, Leona’s Sushi House, The Village, Firefly and many more joining every day.
Starting from a simple idea back in the early 70’s that has grown to become a reality with thousands of moving parts is the one thing that sets Concern’s signature Block Party apart from most other organizations in this city.
Please lend your support again this year by being a part of the generation that is making the most significant advancements in eradicating cancer.
For more information about the Block Party, please visit:
1212 Santa Monica
Beauty & Essex
California Sushi Academy
Casablanca Restaurant and Catering
Casita Restaurant & Bar, Sherman Oaks
Dulan’s on Crenshaw Soul Food
Factor’s Famous Deli
Farm Fresh to You
Fogo de Chao
Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ
H&H Brazilian BBQ
Leona’s Sushi House
Maria’s Italian Kitchen
Niku Nashi Vegan Sushi
Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs
Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill
Someone’s in the Kitchen
The Gourmandise School
The Grill on the Alley
This Messy Table LA
Vibrato Grill Jazz
Casa Azul Spirits
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
Dulce Vida Tequila
Mountain Valley Spring Water
Pasquini Espresso Co.
Shake N’ Teas
Sky Spirits and Imported Wines
The Beverly High Rye
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Weaver’s Coffee & Tea
Bertha Mae’s Brownie Co.
Crèmily Authentic French Frozen Yogurt
DeLuscious Cookies & Milk
La Conversation Bakery
Little Secrets Chocolate
Mamala’s Mandel Bread
Mychal’s Bakery & Coffee
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Since August 2022, Jessica Ross has been a contributor at Heart of Hollywood Magazine. Recent work includes Hollywood Unexpected airing on the XOTV Network digitally and broadcast beginning April 21st and a starring role in the upcoming suspense thriller, Mr. Smith. In December, she was a lead and co-producer in "Chasing Stars", a comedic-drama reality tv show pilot with an all female cast and crew.
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