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4/5/2016 St. Pete News
Mainsail Art Fest Announces Music Lineup April 16-17

Mainsail Announces 2016 Performing Arts Schedule, April 16-17

St. Petersburg, FL (April 5, 2016) – The 41st Anniversary Mainsail Art Festival converges on St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17. The two-day visual art show also presents the following entertainment lineup with sounds of Gospel, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Swing, Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rhythm and Blues:

Saturday, April 16
12:00-1:15 Crossover Remix: Urban D Belinda Womack aka MzB
– Gospel to Hip-Hop, Reggae to Contemporary
1:30-2:45 Bus Stop Band – Rockin’ the World
3:00-4:15 Lounge Cat – Swing, Swagger and Sway into Your Heart
4:30-6:00 Johnny G. Lyon Band – Energizer Bunnies of Classic Rock ’n’ Roll

Sunday, April 17

1:00-2:00 Vodkanauts – Rat Pack to R n’ B and Surf Freakouts
2:15-3:30 Alan Darcy Group and the All Stars – Hot Sax and Cool Voice
3:45-5:00 Charlie Morris Band – Original Blues for the People

In addition, enjoy strolling entertainment throughout the weekend featuring a minstrel, mime, magician and more

One of the 100 Best fine art shows in the nation, Mainsail attracts over 260 exhibiting artists from all over the nation, offering their art on sale or available for commission in categories including ceramics, fibers, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, oil/acrylic, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood.

The two-day event combines visual and performing arts along with a Young at ARt student show and the Junior League’s Kids Create art activity tent. There will be an assortment of culinary arts as well as Mainsail souvenirs. Admission is free.

Now in its 41st year, the Mainsail Art Festival began in 1976 when the city’s Bicentennial Committee, the St. Petersburg Recreation Department and the new Saint Petersburg Arts Commission joined forces to sponsor the “First Annual Saint Petersburg Sidewalk Arts and Colonial Crafts Festival.”

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