By Lauren Reeves
Dive into savory seafood and other gastronomical delights while listening to some of Florida’s top musical groups as Paragon Festivals and the Corey Avenue Business Association team up once again to present the third annual St. Pete Beach Seafood and Music Festival.
The free event on Corey Avenue kicks off Friday, January 31 at noon with live music starting at 4 p.m. The food and tunes continue that Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The jam-packed musical lineup includes a variety of musical genres. Friday brings Free Fallin’ (a Tom Petty Tribute Band), JP Soars & The Red Hots (soul, blues), and The Black Honkeys (rock, soul). Saturday showcases Bryan Spainhower (fusion), The Whole Band featuring Callie Chappell (Americana, rock), The Verge (classic rock), Aretha Franklin Tribute Band and Reverend Barry & The Funk.
Sunday finishes with Big Night Out (dance, alternative), Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio, and country rock’s Billy Rice Band.
Choose from a variety of seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes all cooked fresh on-site by local restaurants and food purveyors. Seafood dishes are prepared using only the freshest local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast.
Select from a plethora of side dishes and yummy desserts, too.
Refreshments include both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks such as sodas, water, and refreshing fruit drinks.
Between the live performances, you can enjoy shopping at the marketplace for fine arts, crafts, products and food items. Now, what is better than shopping, seafood and seriously great music?
IF YOU GO:
The third annual St. Pete Beach Seafood and Music Festival
When and where: Jan. 31–Feb. 2 on Corey Avenue between Gulf Boulevard and Boca Ciega Drive. (GPS address: 398 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach) Admission is free. Leashed dogs are allowed.
Hours: Noon until 10 p.m. on Friday; Saturday from 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Info: visit seafoodfestivals.com