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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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Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest

Experience Culture, Excitement, Music & Fun

Vendor Spaces Are Full.

Join us as we continue the celebration of the 18th Annual Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Saturday and Sunday, January 13-14, 2018.

The captivating event will host a variety of family-friendly activities that include an engaging Children’s Village, Free Health Screening, food vendors, local/regional musical entertainment, giveaways and much more.   NO COOLERS ALLOWED IN PARK.    Purchase your TICKETS here

General Entry:  (Please bring your lawn chairs)   KIDS 12 and Under are FREE

“Early Bird” (both days) – $10 per person;  $7 per person for groups of 5 or more.  Sale ends on January 11th.

Onsite fee:  $10 per person, each day.

Preferred Seating:

Gated area near stage, seat provided   –  $30 “Early Bird” (both days) rate, sale ends on January 11th. $40 day of event – Limited  |  $15 “Early Bird” (one day) rate, sale ends on January 11th.    $25 day of event – Limited

VIP Tent:

Secure area; meet and greet with headline artist; refreshments, 3 free drinks and great networking

$85 “Early Bird” rate, sale ends on January 11th.  $100 day of event – Limited

(PLEASE PRINT AND BRING TICKETS FOR GATE ENTRY)

Art Auction

Don’t miss this year’s Art Auction in the Festival’s Artists Village! Proceeds will benefit local charities including the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival. Come to the silent auction and bid on artwork from artists including:

Jacklyn Benoit | Brenda Bohonnon | Greg Crumbly | Arnold Swepson

 

Music Fest Schedule (Schedules subject to change)

Saturday –  January 13

8am – 5K Run/Walk  & Boot Camp Registration

9 am – 5K Run/Walk & Boot Camp begins (events are separate)

Gates Open at 10:45am – No Coolers allowed in Park / Purses, Bags and Backpacks checked at Gate

12pm – 1pm – Drum Circle and Dancers (gather around, beat a drum, join the fun)

1pm – 3:30pm – Local and Regional Artist performances

4pm – 5pm – Raydio – National R&B  (Old School)

5pm – 6:30pm – Stage closed for Set-up

6:45pm – 8:15pm – Stokley – Formerly with Mint Condition

 Sunday – January 14 (Hosted by BK Jackson)

Gates Open at 11:45pm – No Coolers allowed in the Park / Purses, Bags and Backpacks checked at Gate

1pm – 2pm – Drum Circle (gather around, beat a drum, join the fun)

2pm – 5pm – Local and Regional Artist performances

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Stage closed for Set-up

6:45pm – 8:15pm – Norman Brown – National Jazz Artist

*Additional fun activities will happen between stage times.

 

Artist Showcase Performers:

Saturday:

Pretti Emage | Natasha | Nilla Green | The Sun Children | Alise King | The Upstate Cats

Sunday:

Sweetiee Keddy | J’Nelle | Chaquis Malik | Prophocey | Young 1 Jonah | Robby John

Music Fest

Event Sponsor

600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

Where: Curtis Hixon Park
Date: January 13th & 14th
Time: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: “Early Bird: $10 per person or $7 group of 5 or more (both days)

Onsite fee: $10 per day

Buy Tickets

To purchase Tickets, please click the above link.

Event Contact Person:   William Saunders  [email protected]

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest

featured national performers

Stokley – Saturday, January 13, 2018
Raydio – Saturday, January 13, 2018
Norman Brown – SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
BK Jackson – Host for Sunday
Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest

local artists

Pretti Image - Saturday
Sweetie Keddy - Sunday
Natasha - Saturday
Nilla Green - Saturday
Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest

past performances

Ohio Players
Nick Collione
Pieces of a Dream
Ken Ford
Klymaxx
Paul Taylor