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3/21/2018 St. Pete News

Premiere of the Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival

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April 21-22, 2018 sees the start of a new event tradition in Tampa: the Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, adjacent to the Tampa Museum of Art. The event will also partially benefit the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.

Enjoy a weekend celebration of food and music. Hours are both Saturday and Sunday 11am - 8pm. General admission is $7 at the gate, $5 in advance with children 12 and under free. VIP Tent admission is $130 that includes an open raw bar serving shrimp, oysters and crab legs, open bar and a private lounge area with dedicated service staff, all set with optimal view of the music stage. Tickets can be purchased thru EventLive.

The Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival is prepared like a great meal, incorporating and blending the finest ingredients. Menu items are freshly-cooked onsite by top local restaurants and food purveyors, incorporating a variety of ingredients (seafood, meat and vegetarian). All seafood dishes are created using indigenous and sustainable resources from Florida’s coastal waters. Choose from a diverse selection of side dishes and scrumptious desserts. Quench your thirst from a broad menu of alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks. Another component of the event is a Marketplace showcasing arts and crafts along with a selection of fine products, gourmet food items and specialty items.

Musical entertainment is live on-stage performances by creative and talented musicians from the local and regional circuit. Genres of music include rock, soul, R&B to jazz and Caribbean sounds. Live performers on Saturday are: the Sarasota Steel Pan Band, Reverend Barry & the Funk, Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio and RJ Howson. Sunday performers are: Kettle of Fish, the Greg Billings Band, The Black Honkeys Band and Act 3.

So much to see and enjoy – this is a ‘cannot be missed’ event! Bring family and friends or meet up with clients and associates. We will lay the feast upon the table – all we need is the final and most important ingredient - YOU! Come and enjoy! We look forward to meeting you.

Contact: Bill Kinney, Event Director for more information or arrange interviews with participants. E-mail at: or phone at: (941) 487-8061 For more images or larger file sizes for articles or event promotion, contact Ron Mellott at (812) 824-5996 or e-mail to: