The Best of Tampa Bay at The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa

 

FOR RELEASE:     Feb. 26, 2015

CONTACT:
Paul Bilyeu, 813.222.1050 ─ paul.bilyeu@strazcenter.org or
Salwa Mansour, 813.222.1059 ─ salwa.mansour@strazcenter.org


The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents the
Best of Tampa Bay
Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m.

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Tampa, Fla. –
The Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ Best of Tampa Bay returns for its 30th Anniversary year on Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m. With more than 1,700 attendees annually, Best of Tampa Bay, presented by Raymond James, is a popular event surrounded by the beauty of the Straz Center and the adjacent Tampa Riverwalk.

Best of Tampa Bay will tantalize taste buds with various entrée samplings, luscious desserts, beer and premium drinks. More than 40 of the Tampa Bay area’s best restaurants, caterers and vendors will participate in this year’s event including Miguel’s Mexican Seafood and Grill, Bizou Brasserie, Oystercatchers and the Straz Center’s own Maestro’s Restaurant as well as a number of microbreweries including Cigar City Brewing, Coppertail Brewing Co. and Ulele.

NEW THIS YEAR – A limited number of VIP tickets are available and come with early entry to the event, access to private lounges and more.

As always, music will play an important role at the event and the air that evening will be filled with an array of live, local, eclectic entertainment.

Since its inception, Best of Tampa Bay – one of the Straz Center’s signature fundraising events and Tampa’s longest running culinary fundraiser – has generated more than $2 million to benefit the Straz Center’s programs. Because of events like Best of Tampa Bay, everyone in our community has the chance to discover the life-changing impact of the performing arts.

Hosted by The Producers Volunteer group, Best of Tampa Bay began as a fundraising project two years prior to the opening of the performing arts center. Best of Tampa Bay is supported in part by JPMorgan Chase, Northern Trust, Bush Ross, P.A., the Barrymore Hotel, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and the Tampa Bay Times.

Best of Tampa Bay is on Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $65 per person until April 8 ($80 beginning April 9) and include open bar, food tastings and entertainment. VIP tickets are $100 per person ($125 beginning April 9). Tickets may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org.

Events, days, dates, times, performers and prices are subject to change without notice.

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The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its programs are funded in part by the City of Tampa; the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners; the Tourist Development Council/Hillsborough County; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts

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