Come one, come all! Concern Foundation is throwing their annual block party, and you’re invited. We’ve been more than once, and we can say with certainty that this is one of our favorite L.A. foodie events, and it supports a great cause. Concern Foundation’s mission is to conquer cancer – since its start in 1968, Concern has raised and awarded an astounding $59 million. The majority of net proceeds go directly to research in cancer immunology, or the study of the relationship between the immune system and cancer which holds immense potential for discovering treatments and cancer prevention.
The fundraiser block party is held annually at the Paramount Pictures picturesque and iconic New York City street back lot. It’s been hosted in Bel-Air, on Rodeo Drive, and in the '70s moved to Paramount where it’s been ever since (except for a short spell in the early '00s).
This year’s theme is “Kingdom of Concern: An Evening of Feasting, Revelry and Dance.” Thousands of expected guests will gather to enjoy over 75 (!!!) food and beverage vendors including Vibrato Grill Jazz, Ocean Prime, The Grill on the Alley, Fogo de Chao, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Urban Oven, The Palm and Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs just to name a few. Entertainment will include performances on multiple stages by the Tom Nolan Band, D’ City Sound featuring DJ Dwayne. The evening Master of Ceremonies will be KNX1070 News radio’s Frank Mottek.
The night will once again feature dancing, interactive entertainment and activities including casino-style games, Brian Kramer Digital photography studio, Island Ink airbrush tattoos and salon and spa services.
When: Saturday, July 8th 6pm
Where: Paramount Studios Back Lot, 5555 Melrose Ave.
[Photo via Concern Foundation]