Join us for Concern Foundation’s 38th Annual Block Party celebrating Los Angeles magazine’s Best of LA

Concern Foundation
Los Angeles magazine invites you to Oh What a Night! honoring Lance Freed and celebrating the 60th anniversary of the birth of Rock & Roll, the legacy of Alan Freed, and


The story behind this year’s block party theme:
Disk jockey Alan Freed is widely credited with coining the term “rock and roll” to describe the up-tempo black R&B records he played as early as 1951 on Cleveland radio station WJW. Freed called himself “the Moondog” and billed his show as the “Moondog Rock ‘n’ Roll Party.” A tireless and enthusiastic advocate of the music he played, Freed kept time to his favorite records by beating his hands on a phone book. He called it rock and roll because “it seemed to suggest the rolling, surging beat of the music.” The Freed-sponsored 1952 Moondog Coronation Ball in Cleveland is cited by Rock historians and journalists as the nation’s first rock and roll concert.

At this year’s Block Party we will be honoring his son, Lance Freed, President of Rondor Music Publishing (a division of Universal Music Publishing Group) and pay a special tribute in Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Birth of Rock & Roll
and the legacy of his late father.

The event will feature musical entertainment and dancing from four different stages featuring Tom Nolan Band, The Wonderelles, and DJ Dwayne Brown; casino style gaming; interactive activities; live and silent auction; and samplings from restaurant, beverage and dessert vendors including:

Bar Hayama
Blvd 16
California Sushi
The Capital Grille
Casablanca Restaurant
Chaya Restaurant Group
Clif/Luna Bar
Factor’s Famous Deli
Fogo de Chao
The Glendon Bar and Kitchen
The Grill on the Alley
Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill & Jazz
Il Cielo
Larchmont Grill
Larsen’s Steakhouse
Lawry’s Catering
M Café
Malo/Mas Malo
Maria’s Italian Kitchen
The Mark for Events
Marmalade Café
Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs
Public School
Rosti Tuscan Kitchen
Sadie Kitchen & Lounge
Samba Brazilian
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill
Savore Cuisine and Events
Someone’s In the Kitchen
Take A Bao
Tanino Ristorante and Via Alloro Restaurant
The Whisper Lounge

Asahi Beer USA, Inc.
Casa Torelli Italian Wines
Coca-Cola Products
Fireman’s Brew
Flav, Inc
Martian Ranch
Nestle Waters/Arrowhead
Pasquini Espresso Co.
Reed’s Ginger Brews
Stockholm Krystal
Veev Açaí Spirit
Ventura Limoncello
Weaver’s Coffee and Tea
Wolfgang Puck Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

Dandy Don’s Homemade Ice Cream
DeLuscious Cookies & Milk
Drunken Udder Ice Cream
Gluten Free Goddess
Johnny Rockets
L.A. Creamery Artisan Ice Cream
La Provence Patisserie
Reagan’s Recipe
San Gennaro Cafe
Se’La Vi Sweets
XOORO Premium Spanish Fritters

Participants listed as of print deadline

Visit Los Angeles magazine’s Best of LA® 2012 street for

  • Casino style gaming and cocktails sponsored by TANQUERAY®
  • The 2013 XTS Experience presented by Cadillac
  • Tasty snacks compliments of Clif and Luna Bar
  • Fitness and lifestyle with Equinox
  • Live music from House Fire

Saturday, July 14
Paramount Studios

For ticket information, please visit or call 310-360-6100
Ticket price: $350



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