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The Concern Foundation Hosts its 48th Annual Block Party on July 8th

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


Bar Hayama

Beauty & Essex

Breakfast Club

Calajo Catering

California Sushi Academy

Casablanca Restaurant and Catering

Casita Restaurant & Bar, Sherman Oaks

Chef Reina

Dulan’s on Crenshaw Soul Food

Emporium Thai

Factor’s Famous Deli

Farm Fresh to You


Fogo de Chao

Fresh Brothers

Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ

H&H Brazilian BBQ

La Boheme

LAVO Ristorante

Leona’s Sushi House

Maria’s Italian Kitchen

Miracle Noodle

Niku Nashi Vegan Sushi

Nobu Malibu

Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs


Porta Via

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill

Someone’s in the Kitchen

STK Steakhouse


The Gourmandise School

The Grill on the Alley

The Hideaway

The Village

This Messy Table LA

Vibrato Grill Jazz


Casa Azul Spirits

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits


Dulce Vida Tequila

Empress Gin




Milagro Tequila

Mountain Valley Spring Water

Nobu LA

Nuda Tequila

Pasquini Espresso Co.


Shake N’ Teas

Sky Spirits and Imported Wines

Suja Organic

Tequila Cabal

The Beverly High Rye

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Weaver’s Coffee & Tea


Bertha Mae’s Brownie Co.

Brique LA

Buzz Bar

Café Dulce

Crèmily Authentic French Frozen Yogurt

DeLuscious Cookies & Milk

Just Jan’s

La Conversation Bakery

Little Secrets Chocolate

Mamala’s Mandel Bread



Mychal’s Bakery & Coffee

Toffee Twins

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Jessica Ross

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.

Center Stage, Vegas Unlimited, Indie Activity, Action Magazine, Voyage LA, Cinderella of New York, Juwai, Bizbooast, Heart of Hollywood, JAMO Magazine, Entertainment Network Live, It Can By You, Livein Style Magazine, BuzzFeed and CBS are just a few of the media outlets she has been featured on.

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Mar 08
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Could you please tell me if there is a slot like this in the gaming room with slots in that hotel If yes, then you can leave tomorrow)) (if you only have books - slots, then it’s so damn boring...)


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