Want to see where Cab Calloway played in Little Rock???

cab_calloway-240×3001.jpgThen come and tour the Dreamland Ballroom Saturday, February 27, anytime between 11:00-3:00 p.m.

YOU’RE INVITED to take part in restoring a “Little Rock’n” treasure- The Dreamland Ballroom. Get in on the ground floor; buy a brick and tour the Dreamland Ballroom “in the rough.”

Your purchase of a brick is your invitation to ALL of Dreamland’s in-progress parties and pave the way to Dreamland Ballroom entrance.

TOURS are Saturday, February 27, anytime between 11:00 and 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

This fundraising campaign benefits the renovation of the Dreamland Ballroom. Be a part of the Friends of Dreamland’s way cool project by purchasing a custom engraved brick. The sale of these bricks will afford a safe floor for our upcoming events.

More about the Friends of Dreamland –
The “Friends of Dreamland” is a newly formed non-profit group dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the historic landmark, Taborian Hall and its famous Dreamland Ballroom located on the third floor of 800 West Ninth Street in Little Rock, Arkansas… the home of Arkansas Flag and Banner.
And our Mission Statement really means what it says:
“Friends of Dreamland are committed to bringing back the Music, the History, and the Party of the Dreamland Ballroom!”
“Friends of Dreamland” is incorporated in the State of Arkansas as a non-profit organization. Our 501(c)(3) application is in process with the Federal government. Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information and to RSVP to this event email: friends@dreamlandballroom.com

Did you get to see the Dreamland Ballroom on KARK Channel 4?

KARK came out last Sunday, February 14, to the West Little Rock Barnes and Noble to video the Friends of Dreamland Ballroom book fair fundraiser. Barnes and Noble donated 10% of its proceeds from anyone who mentioned “Friends of Dreamland Ballroom.”

Check out the video on KARK’s website.

Buying into the Dream

logo_weather.jpgKARK4 did a nice piece on the Dreamland Ballroom’s book fair last Sunday at Barnes and Noble. Here is the article and click on the link below to see the TV footage!

A group of Arkansans, set on restoring an old performance hall to its former glory, got a big boost over the weekend.

The Barnes and Noble on Financial Center donated 10% of its proceeds today to “Friends of Dreamland Ballroom.”

The Dreamland Ballroom was a premier venue in Little Rock for soul, R and B, and jazz musicians.

This group wants to rehab it and preserve it as a place to hold events and performances.

“I’ve had offers to turn it into a restaurant, a school, apartments. But it just needs to stay what it is, an events center which is not necessarily a real prosperous business, it almost has to be a non-profit,” says Kerry McCoy with Friends of Dreamland Ballroom.

The group hopes to fund raise this year, start construction next year and re-open the venue in 2012.

For more information on how you can get involved, click here.

KARK VIDEO LINK

Want to Know Where Cab Callaway Played in Little Rock?

Come hear more at Barnes and Noble on Sunday, February 14th 2010

February 3, 2010

cab_calloway-240×300.jpgLittle Rock, AR – The Friends of Dreamland Ballroom, the non-profit group dedicated to the restoration of the historic Dreamland Ballroom is telling their story at the Barnes and Noble on Financial Center Parkway on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2010, from 1-5 pm.

There will be period music, reading by local author Berna Love from her soon to be released book about the historic Dreamland Ballroom, and some original story telling by local history buffs.

Kerry McCoy, Chairman of the Friends of Dreamland says, “Barnes and Noble is gracious enough to let us come out and tell the story of the Dreamland Ballroom and 10% of all purchases made by folks who mention the Dreamland Ballroom at checkout will go to the Friends of Dreamland Ballroom’s restoration project.”

More about the Friends of Dreamland Ballroom-

The Friends of Dreamland is a newly formed non-profit group dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the historic landmark, Taborian Hall and its famous Dreamland Ballroom located at 800 West Ninth Street in Little Rock, Arkansas. Concurrent goals include the collection, conservation, and celebration of Taborian’s unique history relating to Arkansas’ African American heritage. Friends of Dreamland incorporated in the State of Arkansas July 31, 2009. We plan to do most of our fundraising in 2010, and begin renovations 2011, our projected Grand Opening 2012.

For information: http://www.dreamlandballroom.com
Contact: friends@dreamlandballroom.com
Facebook: Dreamland Ballroom
Contact Person: Kerry McCoy
Phone: 501-255-5700