|Guest tickets will automatically transfer with no action necessary
|ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 5, 2022) – Due to forecasts of severe weather and high winds this Thursday, organizers of the “Longest Table” outdoor gala dinner on Thursday are postponing the event until the next week, Thursday, April 14. The Longest Table is the annual fundraising event for WUSF Public Media, which is the local broadcast partner for National Public Radio. The event features a dozen restaurants, each serving a table that stretches along the St. Petersburg downtown waterfront. “Unfortunately, the best forecasts we have call for storms the day of the event that would impact setup of the kitchens and tables,” said event planner Brian Wiggins. “With the safety of our guests and staff in mind, we will host the event in one week. We apologize for the inconvenience. The City of St. Petersburg has worked closely with us to find a new date, and so we look forward to seeing everyone exactly one week later on the evening of Thursday the 14th.” All menus and drinks will remain the same as well with the new date. For instance: 400 Beach with an appetizer of “Chilled Sweet Corn Veloute,” a first course of “Watermelon and Crab,” a second course of “Grilled Peaches,” and third course of “Gremolata Crusted Florida Grouper.” Ava’s Lowcountry Cuisine began with Hors d’oeuvres of “Lemon Cream Parmesan Tuiles Cones,” a salad of “Charleston She Crab Soup,” entre of “Duck Confit with Butternut and Sweet Potato Hash,” and dessert of “Bourbon Bread Pudding with Raisings Topped Cream Anglaise.” Guest tickets for Longest Table will automatically transfer to the new date of April 14, so guests can simply arrive next week with no action necessary.
New Event Information
Location: Bayshore Drive between 5th Avenue NE and 2ndAvenue NE
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm Check-in – 6:30 pm Grand Toast & The Feast Begins
Ticket Price: Based on your choice of restaurant
Attire: Evening casual
For other information: www.wusflongesttable.org or by calling (800) 661-0823.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the event being postponed?The best forecasts we have predict a substantial line of rain and storms landing in St. Petersburg that will impact the significant setup and prep for the outdoor event. For the safety of staff and guests, the event will be rescheduled by one week.
When is the new date?Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Will tickets transfer to the new event?Yes, tickets will automatically transfer to the new date.
Why one week later and not the next day?St. Petersburg has several substantial events on Friday night, including baseball games, a substantial music festival along the waterfront and other events. Hosting Longest Table the next week will help provide the best experience for our guests.
What if guests cannot make the event next week?We would suggest two options: Contact the event phone number at 800-661-0823 to explore options or consider transferring tickets to a friend to enjoy and still support public broadcasting.
Will the prices change?All prices will remain the same.
What if I have questions?Guests are encouraged to call (800) 661-0823 with any questions they may have.
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.