Party at the Plaza benefiting Arkansas Hospice will return to the Argenta Plaza on Main Street in North Little Rock on Saturday, April 22. The event will run from 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is free, donations to support the mission of Arkansas Hospice are welcomed.
Now in its second year, Party at the Plaza will be a community-oriented celebration of music, art, food, and family fun. New to the event this year is the addition of a variety of food trucks, an expanded Kid-Zone, a “Care Fair” featuring community health information resources, along with a return of free concerts through the afternoon and evening with multiple local, regional, and national acts. Additional attractions will include the Artists on the Avenue market, family-friendly activities, and the second annual Compass Award honoring Arkansas Hospice Co-Founder Dee Brazil-Dale.
The Argenta Plaza Mainstage will be the center of activity with concerts headlined by the Grammy-Award winning Rebirth Brass Band. Also scheduled to appear are Lagniappe, presented by Bill Birch Cadence Insurance; The Dizzy 7 presented by Ray and Leslye Shellam; The Rocktown Sparks; The Shannon Boshears Band, presented by Complia Health; and Silas Carpenter.
The Artists on the Avenue market will showcase regional visual artists and artisans with works available for purchase from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Children’s and family-friendly activities will run from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
“We’re excited to return to Argenta Plaza again this year for this wonderful event,” said Arkansas Hospice Chief Philanthropy Officer Kim Kirkman. “Arkansas Hospice is the largest non-profit hospice in the state, and Party at the Plaza supports our mission to bring comfort and compassion to patients and families facing serious illness throughout our 43-county service area while raising community awareness of the services and support we offer. This event is very much a celebration of life and the things that bring meaning to us.”
Event co-chairs are Sharon Aureli, an Arkansas Hospice board member and widow of the organization’s founder Michael Aureli, and Bruce Holsted, chair of the Arkansas Hospice Foundation Board of Directors. Sponsors for Party at the Plaza include: Plaza Partner: Encore Consulting Group. Festival Friends Jennifer O’Brien, Author of The Hospice Doctor’s Widow, Legacy Termite and Pest Control. Main Street Supporters: Kinco Constructors, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, Ray & Leslye Shellam. Employee Appreciation Sponsor: Heath Harper & David Barnett of Morgan Stanley. VIP After Party Sponsor: Karen Yezzi.
Party at the Plaza is produced by the Arkansas Hospice Foundation with proceeds benefiting the mission of Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest nonprofit provider of hospice care.
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