SAINT PETERSBURG, FL (October 21, 2013) — The Sunset Rotary Foundation and the new Green Bench Brewing Co., along with partner St. Petersburg Music Factory, are hosting a Battle of the Bands Concert to be held on Saturday, November 16, at Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North in St. Petersburg.
Six local bands were chosen from audition videos to play head-to-head for a first-place $1,000 prize and help support the Sunset Rotary Foundation. Attendees will text votes for their favorite band to determine the winner. Prizes will also be awarded for second and third places.
The six bands selected to participate are:
“The Sunset Club thought this was a fantastic way for the local community to be introduced to some of the great local music that resides in town, to try some local beers from the new Green Bench brewery, and to help those people in need throughout our city – all at the same time,” said Tobin Robeck, VP of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg and event organizer. “We want this to grow into an event that is circled on everyone’s calendar for years to come.”
In addition to the music, local restaurants will also participate so partygoers can sample local culinary creations. Plus local artists will be displaying and creating works during the concert. Doors will open at 4 p.m. with the music starting at 5:00.
Tickets are currently on sale for $20, with proceeds benefitting the Sunset Rotary Foundation. Tickets are limited and anticipated to sell-out. Sponsorship opportunities for the event are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Battle of the Bands website at www.StPeteBattle.com.
About the Sunset Rotary Foundation
The Sunset Rotary Foundation is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports local, national, and international service projects. Supporting the Sunset Rotary Foundation through monetary donations, in-kind gifts, or sponsorships will help the Foundation provide a greater service to organizations in need throughout Pinellas County and beyond. Information available at: www.StPeteSunsetRotary.org/Sunset-Rotary-Foundation.
About Green Bench Brewing Co.
Green Bench Brewing Co., opened in September, is St. Petersburg’s first production microbrewery with an on-site tasting room and beer garden. Currently brewing seven varieties of beer (and counting), the establishment is located on Baum Avenue near Tropicana Field. Information available at: www.GreenBenchBrewing.com.