UCA to host Bear Blast-Donaghey Block Party 2017

The University of Central Arkansas will host its inaugural Bear Blast-Donaghey Block Party 2017 for students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families, as well as the Conway and surrounding communities 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in front of The Shoppes at Donaghey, located at 250 Donaghey Ave.

The event will be a fun-filled evening for the entire family with food, a rock-climbing wall, carnival-style games, bounce houses and free cotton candy and popcorn.

Nashville, Tenn., 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.

Admission is free.