ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 14, 2014) – More than 100 craft beers will be available for sampling when Great Bay Distributors and 97X bring the Third Annual Craft Beer Experience to The Mahaffey Theater on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hand-crafted beer and live music are the stars of this annual summer thirst quenching experience! A delicious array of signature selections from a variety of downtown St. Petersburg restaurants will be available for purchase. Admission includes a commemorative 97X Craft Beer Experience cup, and guests will have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the day.
Participating breweries: 3 Daughters Brewing (St Petersburg, FL); Aviator Brewing (Fuquay-Varina, NC); Big Storm Brewing (Odessa, FL); Big Top Brewing (Sarasota, FL); Bluepoint Brewing (Long Island, NY); Bold City Brewing (Jacksonville, FL); Brooksville Brewing (Spring Hill, FL); Coppertails Brewing (Tampa, FL); ESB Brewing (Tampa, FL); Florida Avenue Brewing (Tampa, FL); Goose Island Brewing (Chicago, IL); Green Flash Brewing (San Diego, CA); Kona Brewing (Kona, HI); Magic Hat Brewing (Burlington, VT); Motorworks Brewing (Bradenton, FL); Pair O’ Dice Brewing (Clearwater, FL); Pensacola Bay Brewing (Pensacola, FL); Rapp Brewing (Largo, FL); Redhook Brewing (Portsmouth, NH); Saint Arnold Brewing (Houston, TX); Southern Tier Brewing (Lakewood, NY); Sweetwater Brewing (Atlanta, GA); Tampa Bay Brewing (Tampa, FL); Victory Brewing (Downingtown, PA); Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland, OR); Woodchuck Cider (Middlebury, VT).
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of the event, if available and go on sale to the public on Monday, July 14 at 10 a.m. A special $25 presale ticket is available until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.