Tampa, Fla. – In celebration of National Caribbean Heritage Month, the University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) and the Caribbean-American National Development Organization (CANDO) will present the 9th Annual Tampa Bay Caribbean Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 1 from 4 to 10 p.m. at University Park, 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa, 33613.
Fragrant and delectable island cuisine will tantalize the senses, while the all-island artwork on display will serve as a feast for the eyes. Live music from terrific Caribbean bands will highlight the event and a Caribbean DJ Jerk Chicken Cook Off is sure to be a hit. Partial proceeds of this fundraiser directly support the programs and advocacy and services that help improve the lives of people living in the University Area and the rich diverse Caribbean culture in Tampa Bay. Sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities are available.
A few of the performers include Sharee Elise; Krazy K; Julissa Co; Caleb Joseph; Wayne Stoddart; Sekon STA; J’Nelle; Freedom Spice; DJ Nadine; Poison Dart and DJ Mixx; DJ Babe G and Caribbean Vibes.
“The Tampa Bay Caribbean Heritage Festival is one of the highlights of our celebration of diversity in the University Area and throughout greater Tampa Bay. We are looking forward to being a part of this rich and diverse festival and the numerous influences the Caribbean culture has on our community,” said University Area CDC Director of Development Jaree Ervin.
Through May 15, tickets are $12; day of tickets are $15 for adults; children 10 and under enter for free.
This event is a fundraiser for University Area CDC and CANDO, both 501(c) (3) organizations who provide much needed services to the community.
CANDO promotes educational, workforce development, cultural and business programs to the Caribbean community in the Tampa Bay region. CANDO’s latest goal is to build a community facility that will stand as a home base for the Caribbean population, offering professional, social and educational support. For more information, call 813.774.5855 or visit www.wicando.com.
About University Area CDC
Celebrating more than 20 years of serving the community, University Area CDC offers support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about University Area CDC, visit www.uacdc.org or call 813.558.5212.