Concern Foundation’s 45th Annual Block Party Celebrating Los Angeles Magazine’s Best of L.A.®


In July, Concern Foundation for cancer research produced its 45th Annual Block Party on the backlot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This year, Judy Carroll, Lexy & John Carroll & the Carroll Family were awarded the Lifetime of Giving Award honor of their lifetime of contribution and efforts in support of the Concern Foundation. Through ticket sales, donations and bids on auction items, Concern Foundation raised $1.8 million for cancer research which included a $25,000 donation from Los Angeles magazine.

The California Dreaming to Conquer Cancer themed event featured multiple stages of live entertainment, casino style games, live and silent auctions, and over 70 food and beverage vendors including notable classics: Vibrato Grill + Jazz, Ocean Prime Beverly Hills, The Grill on the Alley, Fogo de Chao, The Urban Oven, STK Los Angeles, Button Mash, DeLuscious Cookies & Milk, Porta Via, Bar Hayama, Giacomino Drago Group of Restaurants, Gyu-Kaku, Wurstküche, Factor’s Famous Deli, Dulan’s on Crenshaw Soul Food, and Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs just to name a few. The event also included The Garagiste Festival Micro-Winery Tastings area, Nuda Tequila, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Asahi Beer U.S.A., Weaver’s Coffee & Tea, Humboldt Distillery, Buzz Box, Reed’s Ginger Brews, The Macallan, COKE Products and Dulce Vida Tequila.

Plenty of musical and interactive entertainment was held on multiple stages featuring the Tom Nolan Band, D’ City Sound with MC Dwayne, and Paul McDonald Group. Other event highlights included limited edition poster giveaways sponsored by A Good Print, Island Ink airbrushed tattoos, Foto Spark services, Vita Perfetta creative experiences, spa services provided by Beauty Bus Foundation and a Ferris wheel.

The Best of LA® on Los Angeles magazine’s street presented the INFINITI Lounge that featured the Luxury Should Be Lived In photo studio alongside the INFINITI Q50, QX60, Q60, and QX80. Throughout the street, attendees danced to live music by The Mudbug Brass Band presented by The Broad Stage and relaxed in luxury furnishings from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Guests also enjoyed ArcLight Cinemas’ sweet and savory signature caramel corn, non-alcoholic cocktails crafted by Seedlip, Collagen Water® from Vital Proteins, and coffee selections from Don Francisco’s Coffee.

Photographed by: Jeff Drongowski, Chad Villaflores, and Barry Levine

Food & Beverage Vendors 

1212 Santa Monica
Asahi Beer U.S.A.
Ascension Cellars
Atmosphere Mar Vista
Bar Hayama
Beauty and the Bar
Bertha Mae’s Brownie
Beyond Meat
Bistro Jolie
Bolt To Wines
Button Mash
California Sushi
Casablanca Restaurant
& Catering
Cloak and Dagger
Coca Cola Products
DeLuscious Cookies
& Milk
Dewitt Vineyard
Don Francisco’s Coffee
Don Q
Dragos Cantina
Dulan’s on Crenshaw
Soul Food
Dulce Vida Tequila
Dusty Nabor Wines
El Floridita Cuban
Supper Club
Factor’s Famous Deli
Farm Fresh To You
Fogo de Chao
Fresh Brothers
Giacomino Drago Group
Graiste Micro Wineries
Health Ade Kombucha
Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill
and Jazz
Hippeas Organic
Chickpea Puffs
Holi Polloi Winery
Humboldt Distillery
Jayde’s Market
Just Jans
KIND Snacks
La Boheme
Maria’s Italian Kitchen
Marin’s Vineyard
Miracle Noodle
Nuda Tequila
Oak Smoke BBQ
Ocean Prime Beverly
Oui Juice
Pasquini Espresso Co.
Pink’s Famous Hot
Porta Via
Powicana Farms
Reed’s Ginger Brews
RF Wines
Samba Brazilian
SITK – Someone’s in
the Kitchen
STK Los Angeles
Stonefire Grill
Suja Juice
The Grill on the Alley
The Macallan
The Pie Hole
The Urban Oven
Tito’s Handmade
Vital Proteins
Weaver’s Coffee
and Tea

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