Party On the Plaza benefit concert goes virtual to support Houston Food Bank on May 2

The Suffers
The Suffers will be one of several musical acts performing during the Party On the Plaza virtual concert, which benefits Houston Food Bank. (Courtesy Paty Lennon)

The Suffers will be one of several musical acts performing during the Party On the Plaza virtual concert, which benefits Houston Food Bank. (Courtesy Paty Lennon)

Though it was originally canceled in March, Party On the Plaza is making a virtual return May 2.

Beginning at 7 p.m., KHOU 11 will air the first hour live, with the full benefit program and any extended content to be streamed on the KHOU YouTube channel and Facebook page, according to the release.

The concert benefits the Houston Food Bank, which distributed 104 million meals prior to the COVID-19 pandemic through its network of 1,500 community partners in southeast Texas, feeding 800,000 individuals annually.

The food bank is now working at 150% distribution, increasing its daily distribution by half—some days, almost double—according to the release, with 750,000 pounds of food distributed daily.

Celebrities and high-profile personalities participating in the virtual concert include Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, H-E-B President Scott McClelland; James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega, rapper Bun B and Mayor Sylvester Turner, who, with host Deborah Duncan, will join a diverse musical lineup for an evening of entertainment, advocacy and community celebration.

Musical acts include Ryan Bingham, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Suffers and more.

“Thanks to our partner KHOU 11 and some very talented musicians, Houstonians will have the opportunity to safely enjoy great musical performances and also help their neighbors during this critical time by supporting the Houston Food Bank,” said Brenda Bazan, president and CEO of Houston First Corp., in the news release.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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