St. Paddy’s Party On The Parkway Nets Over $16,000 For Local Nonprofits

Thursday, April 20, 2017
St. Paddy's Party on the Parkway netted over $16,000 for Kids on the Block and SoundCorps. From left, Kids on the Block Executive Director Kelly Williams, SoundCorps Executive Director Stratton Tingle, Honest Pint owner Matt Lewis and Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block Marketing Director Kelly Lowry.
St. Paddy's Party on the Parkway netted over $16,000 for Kids on the Block and SoundCorps. From left, Kids on the Block Executive Director Kelly Williams, SoundCorps Executive Director Stratton Tingle, Honest Pint owner Matt Lewis and Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block Marketing Director Kelly Lowry.

Matt Lewis, owner and operator of The Honest Pint, presented a check for over $16,000 to Chattanooga Kids on the Block and SoundCorps. The funds were raised through ticket sales at the 4th Annual St. Paddy’s Party on the Parkway music festival held on Patten Parkway on March 18.

The 4th annual Party on the Parkway festival utilized the entire length of Patten Parkway to celebrate with an outdoor stage, food and beer vendors, and a kid zone with interactive games and crafts. This year the event featured the Jameson VIP Lounge as well as musical performances from Nick Lutsko’s Symphonic Sideshow, Hank & Cupcakes, Superbody, Ashley and the X’s, the Molly Maguires, and many others. 

“This year’s Party on the Parkway was our largest event to date,” said Mr. Lewis. “We are thrilled to have helped these different organizations come together to be able to present this check to Chattanooga's Kids on the Block and SoundCorps. This will help these outstanding organizations continue the good work they do in our community.” 

Kelly Williams, executive director for CKOB, said, “These funds come at a crucial time for the organization, as they will help build and expand our programming designed to educate children about difficult subjects through the use of life-sized puppets, which equip children with the knowledge they need to stay safe and healthy.” 

Stratton Tingle, executive director for SoundCorps, praises The Honest Pint for, “their unwavering dedication to the local music scene. Time and again, Matt Lewis and his team at The Honest Pint have stepped up to the plate and hit a home run for Chattanooga musicians, audio professionals, and stagehands. These funds will be used to support the expansion of SoundCorps music programming into Erlanger Children’s hospital and ongoing programming through Sidewalk Stages, Craft Masters, and TakeNote.”  

The collaborators look forward to continuing the partnership for the 5th Annual St. Paddy’s Party on the Parkway, to be held March 17, 2018. Mr. Lewis said, “I hope the event continues to grow as Chattanooga more deeply establishes itself as an entertainment hub and destination city. We want St. Paddy’s Party on the Parkway to be the official St. Patrick’s Day celebration of our region.” 

For more information, visit parkwayparty.com, kidsontheblock.net or soundcorps.org.



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