Join a Shimmering Night of Music, Food and Fundraising at Waterloo Greenway’s Glow in the Park Gala
The Revivalists will headline this event that provides funding for community programming in Austin's beloved Waterloo Park
On October 5, Waterloo Park will be aglow with sparkle, shine, and a pop of neon at the third annual Glow in the Park fundraiser at Moody Amphitheater. Tribeza is proud to serve as a media sponsor of this special event that raises critical funds for this the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy, the nonprofit organization that offers a wide range of park programming free to the community year-round. Glow in the Park also provides vital funding to support the operations and maintenance of the unique urban park system, which relies primarily on grants and private donations for programming and operations.
Music from The Revivalists + New Orleans-inspired Dinner
Evan Smith, co-founder and former CEO of the Texas Tribune, will provide opening remarks at the outdoor gala. The event will feature a New Orleans-inspired dinner by MML Hospitality and a live auction. Guests will then enjoy a special concert from The Revivalists, an eight-piece rock band with multiple #1 hits such as “Wish I Knew You” and “All My Friends.”
Conversation with event Co-Chair, Maile Roberts-Loring
We recently chatted with Maile Roberts-Loring, co-chair of Glow in the Park to learn more about why this event is such a special experience. She noted, “Waterloo Greenway’s free programs and events have been tremendously successful at engaging our community and activating all corners of this beautiful park. We are thrilled to be part of this extraordinary celebration benefiting the growth of these amazing programs and this stunning park.”
Roberts-Loring shared that just as the park is open to everyone, all are invited to coordinate with friends to reserve a table to this exciting event to show support for the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy. It’s a very unique and fun dinner party, plus concert event. There’s nothing stuffy about this this gala. You can wear neon colors, embrace the glow theme, and arrive in “sneaker chic” or “tennis shoe glam”.
A highlight of Glow in the Park will be a lively auction. Roberts-Loring and her fellow co-chair Daisy Cho are curating an array of amazing auction packages featuring one-of-a-kind experiences, trips and adventures.
Funds raised will support free programming for the Austin community
Waterloo Park has welcomed more than 400,000 visitors since it opened in August 2021. Over the past two years, the park has hosted more than 200 free programs, ranging from early childhood education to STEM workshops to celebrations like Día de los Muertos and Rainbow on the Creek. With a focus on reaching people of all ages and abilities from diverse and underserved communities, these events have attracted Central Texans from more than 30 zip codes in and around Austin.
“Providing free community programming enables us to ensure that this park is a welcoming and inclusive space for all, which is a vital part of our mission,” said Evvie Nazro, Waterloo Greenway’s Chief Development Officer.
“Parks are tremendously important to communities, to cities, to people. They have the potential to transform lives,” said Jesús Aguirre, Waterloo Greenway’s CEO. “They help us become healthier and more connected as we see our neighbors.”
Waterloo Park is only the first phase of what will eventually become a 35-acre connected park system through downtown Austin. The next phases, The Confluence and Palm Park, will have their own unique programs. Funding from Glow in the Park helps plan these future phases.
Learn more about Waterloo Greenway Conservancy and reserve your table for Glow in the Park at waterloogreenway.org.