All-Star Lineup to Benefit All Children’s Hospital Includes Multi-Time Grammy Winners, Movie Stars, Platinum Artists & “The World’s Greatest Party Band”

    St. Petersburg, FL (March 11, 2014) – Taste of Pinellas brings an updated combination of local food, celebrity headliners, phenomenal music and family fun to an all-new venue this spring. Taste of Pinellas 2014 will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, in downtown St. Petersburg’s beautiful Albert Whitted Park with proceeds benefitting All Children’s Hospital.

    In addition to some of Tampa Bay’s top regional bands, the 2014 musical headliners will feature:

    • Friday, May 9 – Four-time Grammy winner and legendary “Heart Breaker” Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, three-time Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, plus “Arena Rock” icons Loverboy!
    • Saturday, May 10 – The incomparable Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, plus “The World’s Greatest Party Band” with more than 100 million records sold, KC & the Sunshine Band! 

    Produced by Bill Edwards Presents Inc., the 2014 festival will also feature a selection of the area’s favorite restaurants serving tastes of their most sought-after dishes and signature creations. Fireworks, a free “Family Fun Zone” at the Mahaffey Plaza and other family-friendly activities will also be included at this year’s event. Although it has been a mainstay on the must-do calendar for years, modern touches will be evident to the 2014 festival-goer.

    Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, March 14, and are available at:

    • Ticketmaster (via www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800.745.3000)
    • All local Rally Stores
    • All Children’s Hospital Main Lobby Gift Shop
    • In person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office, 400 First St. S. Box Office hours are
      11 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event at the theater.

    Both VIP and General Admission seating are available for those wishing to rock, groove and boogie the night away on the beautiful St. Petersburg waterfront

    VIP Seating is $75 per-person per-day and includes premier seating in the VIP area, a VIP Hospitality area with complimentary beverages, snacks and samplings from participating restaurants and access to VIP restrooms. (Limited tickets – available for advance purchase only.)

    General Admission tickets are $22.50 per-person in advance or $25 at the gate. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.

    Tickets purchased by phone or online are subject to applicable service charges. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

    For more information and updates about Taste of Pinellas, please visit:

    Website: www.TasteofPinellas.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TasteofPinellas
    Twitter: @TasteofPinellas

    About Taste of Pinellas

    For more than 25 years, Taste of Pinellas has been a signature event benefitting All Children’s Hospital, partnering with top restaurants and other organizations from our region and beyond. Along the beautiful St. Petersburg waterfront, attendees enjoy major national music acts, sample some of the area’s best food and drink, and enjoy fun interactive activities for the whole family.

    About Bill Edwards Presents, Inc.

    A premier live entertainment company, Bill Edwards Presents Inc. has been producing world-class attractions for more than a decade. The company has established itself through producing shows and events in a variety of venues around the world – including festivals, theaters, casino-resorts, performing arts centers and arenas. Known for its reputation of aligning with award-winning talent, Bill Edwards Presents is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    About All Children’s Hospital

    All Children’s Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine located in St. Petersburg, is the most advanced children’s hospital on Florida’s west coast. With more than 50 pediatric specialties and 259 beds, All Children’s is dedicated to advancing children’s health through treatment, research, education and advocacy. Programs that include a Clinical and Translational Research Organization, pediatric biorepository and a new pediatric residency program are driving innovation in personalized pediatric medicine and child health. A network of 10 outpatient care centers in eight counties along with affiliate programs at regional hospitals makes All Children’s a leading provider of care for Florida’s children.