When: Friday, April 28, 2017 | 7 PM – 11 PM
Where: Nova 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Who: Organized by Keep Saint Petersburg Local as a celebration of the recent revival of our annual
regatta and to show support for our Mayor’s efforts to have a Cuban consulate in St. Pete
Cost: *** Fundraiser for KSPL *** | General Admission: $35 Advance
(Until April 27th) | $40 Door (April 28th)
VIP: $55 Advance (Until April 27th) | $60 Door (April 28th)
More info: Cuban Pete Facebook Event
The Independent Business Alliance, Keep Saint Petersburg Local, is excited to present Cuban Pete, “A Night of Cuban Eats, Beats & Treats.” Did you know there are many links between St. Pete and Cuba? This event celebrates the recent revival of our annual regatta and shows support for our Mayor’s efforts to have a Cuban consulate in our city. KSPL‘s mission is to work to build a thriving local economy and a unique community. Having a consulate here would benefit our community and our local businesses.
Cuban Pete is also an example of thinking globally and acting locally.
Experience a hot Havana night right here in St. Pete! The participating businesses below will let you savor Cuban flavor (food, cocktails, music and more) without having to leave the city. We think local + Cuban = a great party, right?
This party also happens to be a fundraiser for our Independent Business Alliance. We ask that the community support KSPL’s mission so that it can continue to support businesses like those below by buying tickets to the event.
FOOD: Pig Roast by Bodega on Central (“Caja China”) | Paella by Pipo’s (Giant Paella Pan)
DRINKS: Be among the first to try #StPete‘s newest, soon-to-open brewery, Flying Boat Brewing Co. + event cocktails with spirits from St. Petersburg Distillery & Kozuba & Sons Distillery
ART: Art Food Performance by Art + Food + Experiment + Society (Food will be part of the performance)
MUSIC: Son Salvaje – 11-piece Latin Band
DANCE PERFORMANCE + MINI-LESSON: Salsamania Dance
PLUS: Engaging Photobooth by Priceless Capture Photo Booth, Appearance by Rumba 106.5 (iHeartRadio Latin Radio Station), Cigars for Sale from Central Cigars, Tampa Bay Rays onsite with #RaysUp swag + More Surprises
In addition to the above participants:
SPONSORS: St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership | Tampa Bay Rays
EVENT DESIGN: Hype Group
About Keep Saint Petersburg Local:
Keep Saint Petersburg Local is a non-profit organization, affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance, working to build a thriving local economy and a unique community. The Alliance does this by nurturing connections for and acting as the voice of locally-owned, independent businesses and by raising awareness of the importance of buying local.
About Local Businesses:
Independent, locally-owned businesses are essential to a vital local economy and community character. They use the goods and services of other local businesses. They’re owned by our friends and neighbors, or maybe even you (they employ our friends and neighbors too). Community-serving businesses are the backbone of local economies, civic life, local charities and wealth creation for millions of citizens, as well as a training ground for future generations of entrepreneurs.
The problem is that today, independent businesses face unprecedented competition from larger chain competitors, internet merchants and franchises that enjoy national or international branding power and major economies of scale. As a result, community-based businesses comprise a smaller portion of our economy than ever before. We’ll lose much more than places to shop, dine or do business if we allow current trends to continue.