UCA will host a block party this Friday night, August 25 starting at 5 pm at the new Donaghey Hall. The event is free to the public. The event is being referred to as a Bear Blast. In a statement from the UCA Public Relations Office:
Start your weekend off with a fun-filled Friday evening with friends and family!
Join us for UCA’s inaugural Bear Blast – Donaghey Block Party on Friday, August 25, at 5:00 p.m. in front of The Shoppes at Donaghey, 250 Donaghey Avenue.
Open to the entire community, Bear Blast will feature live music, carnival-style games, a rock climbing wall, bounce houses, sidewalk vendors and free popcorn and cotton candy!
The Shoppes at Donaghey will also be open for your shopping and dining pleasure including Uncle T’s Deli-Market, Blue Sail Coffee, Marble Slab Creamery/Great American Cookies, Mosaique Bistro, and Trek Bicycle Store Conway. Be sure to check out the new UCA Makerspace while you’re there!
Nashville, Tennessee band, The Roads Below, and Conway’s, Just Cause will provide live music. The Roads Below was formed by singer/songwriter Phil Evans, a native of Arkansas, and Los Angeles based guitarist Max Martilik. The two moved to Music City, where they linked up with drummer Drew Cottrell, to complete a newly written catalogue of songs that Evans had been working on. The band combines a dynamic arrangement of hard-hitting melodies, with a twist of homegrown country edge.
Conway’s Just Cause plays acoustic versions of popular songs from the 1970s to today. This eclectic group of musicians offers a variety of musical experiences. Musicians include John Beasley, William Cone, David Hales, Stu Holt, Christina Munoz Madsen and Matt Parks.
The event is sponsored by Mosaique Bistro, the UCA Student Activities Board and UCA.
The weather looks like it is going to be great to enjoy the fun.