What To Do In Florida: Eat, drink and be merry at Folkfest St. Pete 2012

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Good Folk (credit: Folkfest St. Pete 2012)

Good Folk (credit: Folkfest St. Pete 2012)

Florida News: Listen to the music at Folkfest St. Pete 2012 October 6-7

Folkfest St. Pete is a music and art festival that exists to support Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center. Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center is an art studio and gallery which allows adults with disabilities to express themselves through art. Head to Albert Whitted Park on October 6/7 and for a $5 donation at the gate, enjoy a day of music, food and art!

The Music

Country rock band Antigone Rising will headline Folkfest St. Pete, hitting the stage Saturday evening at 7pm. Antigone Rising has opened for Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Bangles, Rob Thomas, Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones! Other musical acts scheduled to appear at Folkfest St. Pete include:

  • Royal Theater Studio Singers
  • Jayne Kelli & AJ Swearingen
  • Between Bluffs
  • Geri X
  • Beth McKee
  • A Fragile Tomorrow
  • Rebekah Pulley & The Reluctant Prophets
  • Amber Lynn Nichol & The Swingin’ Papas
  • Jeremiah Hutchison
  • The Sunset Bridge Band
  • Applebutter Express
  • Passerine

The Food

Feast on all types of foods from vegan ice cream to wild boar sausage! A craft beer tent will sell local brew and other beverages. Food selections will include:

  • Crab cake sandwiches
  • Caribbean Jerk
  • Pizza
  • Chicken pineapple sandwich
  • Salmon sandwich
  • Sausages
  • Ice cream
  • Shaved ice and much more

The Art

Admire many amazing works of art which will be on display, much of it crafted by members of Creative Clay. Meet some of the artists and get your portrait done! There will also be professional folk artists from all over the southeastern US.

Accessibility

This is an accessible event and it is intended to be enjoyed by everyone. An accessible walkway circles the grounds of Albert Whitted Park and organizers are aiming to put as many booths around this path as possible. Volunteers will help attendees to access the audience area of the stage if needed, and restrooms in the park are accessible as well.

Plan your visit

  • Where: Albert Whitted Park (behind the Dali)
  • When: October 6, 11am-8pm | October 7, 11am-6pm
  • Cost: $5

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