Don't Stop St. Pete festival unveils lineup; move to Grand Central District
Don't Stop St. Pete has always been all about celebrating the 'Burg. In 2015, the festival is taking that to a new extreme, moving the its date and footprint to help folks think hyperlocal.
In its third year (sixth if you count its predecessor, Antiwarpt, but that's a whole thing), Don't Stop St. Pete is moving from the 600 block of Central Avenue to several outdoor stages in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District. And it's taking place on Nov. 28, otherwise known as Small Business Saturday -- the day after Black Friday, when consumers are encouraged to shop and buy local.
Sticking with the support-your-neighbors theme, organizers are going with an almost entirely local lineup, including more than half of its three dozen bands from St. Petersburg. Among them: Luxury Mane (above), Sonic Graffiti, RedFeather, Archaic Interest, Permanent Makeup and Soapbox Soliloquy. From greater Pinellas County and Tampa, you've got acts like Goodnight Neverland, Airsickness, WD-Han, FayRoy, Samurai Shotgun and Tommy Simms. And from around the state: Miami's Plastic Pinks, Gainesville's UV-TV and Sarasota's Kristopher James.
While specific venues haven't been announced, founder Anna Serena said the festival will be working with local businesses in Grand Central, west of downtown, to bring music to places where music usually isn't.
The event runs 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. Nov. 28. Tickets are on sale now for $10-$12. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin