The St. Pete Beach Seafood and Music Festival

Makes Waves Jan. 31–Feb. 2

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.

To free yourself from parking hassles, you are encouraged to park then connect with Uber, Lyft, or the free shuttle services at Upham Beach Park, Egan Park, and Pinellas County Beach Access (near Publix.) Or park at St. Petersburg Catholic High School where shuttle services run to and from the event, Sat., 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sun. from noon until 6:30 p.m.
Ridesharing is available through Uber or Lyft with drop-off and pick-up at Blind Pass and 73rd Avenue.
Or consider utilizing services like Free Beach Ride (727) 776-7553 or Free Island Hopper (727) 217-6935. Call ahead to schedule; drivers work for tips only.

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.

Aretha Franklin tribute band featuring CeCe Teneal
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.

The Whole Band featuring Callie Chappell
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?

The third annual St. Pete Beach Seafood and Music Festival
When and where: Jan. 31–Feb. 2 on Corey Avenue between Gulf Blvd.
and Boca Ciega Dr. (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

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