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Book your 2018 Music Fest downtown hotel today! Click on the pictures below for more details on each hotel and make your reservation today.
The West Wing Boutique Hotel

The West Wing Boutique Hotel Suites: $125 Queen Studios: $115 2501 E. Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33612 For Transient Guest all suites rates are $125.00 and Queen Studios rates are $115.00.  The Transient Guest Reservation code is TBBHF18.  Call 813.559.8000 to book your reservation.


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Registration starts at 6:30AM
Warm-Up: 7:15AM
5K and Bootcamp: 7:30AM

Participants can choose between the walk/run or bootcamp


5K Run/Walk

The 5K Walk/Run for Health kicks off the morning of the first day of the 2-Day Music Fest and is held in honor of Mrs. Felecia Ann Wintons. She was one of the founding members of the Festival and lost her battle with Breast Cancer in 2009.

The purpose of the walk is to emphasize healthy living while educating the community about health disparities among African-Americans.    Throughout the years the walk has been a positive and motivating addition to the festival and the community.  Individuals, families, friends, companies, and pets can join hundreds of others as we honor survivors and pay respects to those who have succumbed to diseases that affect the black and brown communities.

A warm-up exercise performance will happen prior to the run/walk.    

Pre-Registration Required.

Fee: $15  (Fee includes entry for Saturday’s Music Fest)


Fitness Bootcamp with Body by Chinyere

Fitness guru Chinyere SamFor those who don’t want to participate in the 5K, we are offering a fitness bootcamp this year! The bootcamp is a high intensity class where everyone will be constantly moving at rapid motions doing all forms of workout intervals that incorporate a mix of cardio, strength, power, speed, stamina, balance & flexibility which would target the arms, core and legs. The Bootcamp is for anyone who has never worked out before, lives a sedentary lifestyle or practices fitness exercises at least three days a week. It is for the person who is underweight, overweight or of normal weight. It is for anyone who is suffering from any form of illnesses or joint ailments such as Obesity, Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Arthritis, Lower Back Pain, Knee and Hip Injury, to name a few.

The bootcamp will be led by fitness guru, Chinyere Sam. Chinyere is has been a competitive athlete for over 17 years. She is a Certified Aerobics Instructor & Personal Trainer with endorsements for Step Aerobics, Kickboxing Aerobics and Group Exercise by the International Fitness Association (IFA). In addition, Chinyere is certified in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) & AED (Automated External Defibrillators).

A warm-up exercise performance will happen prior to the bootcamp.    

Pre-Registration Required.

Fee: $15  (Fee includes entry for Saturday’s Music Fest)



Required 5K Walk/ Run Registration



Event Sponsor


Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL, United States

Where: Curtis Hixon Park
Date: Saturday, January 13th
Time: 8:45AM
Fee: $15.00


Event Contact Person:                   Ruby Jackson           [email protected]