Al fresco dinner gathers gourmet restaurants and 1,000-plus friends of public broadcasting
|TAMPA, Fla. (March 9, 2020) – Tickets are now on sale for WUSF Public Media’s hugely popular Longest Table outdoor gala fundraiser this April 16 in St. Petersburg. The annual event sells out quickly, and WUSF Public Media members now have first access to tickets, with public availability starting March 12. All funds raised go to support the NPR station WUSF 89.7 that broadcasts programs such as “Morning Edition” and “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” plus Florida’s classical music station, WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.|
|Tickets are available online at WUSFLT.org or by calling 1-800-661-0823.|
Guests can select their preferred menu in advance from among a dozen amazing restaurants. At the dinner, chefs from each restaurant serve a gourmet four-course meal paired with fine wines. In St. Petersburg, Bayshore Drive is closed to traffic, and the table stretches 400 yards from the Vinoy hotel to the Museum of Fine Arts, creating a truly memorable waterfront dining experience.
“This is a wonderful event that brings together the fantastic supporters of WUSF Public Media with some of the most amazing restaurants in this region,” said WUSF Public Media General Manager JoAnn Urofsky. “This is the premiere event to support news, music and public affairs in this area, and we are so grateful that so many people have come to join the cause and enjoy a wonderful night to remember.”
The dinner represents the annual fundraising event for public broadcasting in Tampa Bay, and tickets range from $150 – $185. Tickets will be available at the website WUSFLT.org.
Event DetailsLocation: Downtown, Bayshore DriveDate: Thursday, April 16, 2020Time: 5:30 Check-in – 6:30 pm Grand Toast & The Feast BeginsTicket Price: Based on your choice of restaurantAttire: Evening casualRestaurants: 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House Café L’EuropeCatering by the FamilyMattison’sParkshore GrillPasta MonstaPerfect Thyme CateringShiso CrispySophie’s at Saks Fifth AvenueTableside CateringThe KitchenThe LibraryTwisted SouthUrban Comfort
|As tickets go on sale, guests can select their preferred restaurant at WUSFLT.org or by calling (800) 661-0823. |
Corporate Sponsors of this year’s event include the Imagine Museum, The UPS Store, Pinellas Community Foundation, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Kate Tiedemann College of Business, Trenam Law and St. Petersburg College.
Sponsors: Bob Ziegler, Don and Kathy Vore, René & Sandie & Cheryl, J. Crayton Pruitt Foundation, In Memory of Bill Brackett, R.R. Simmons, Luis & Cherie Velez Kahwa Coffee Roasting, the City of St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay Magazine.
To become a sponsor, please email Scot Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About WUSF Public MediaWUSF Public Media is a comprehensive media organization that provides media services to the community and businesses through public broadcasting and multi-media production services. Licensed to the University of South Florida, WUSF Public Media serves the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.