APOLLO BEACH — Beer, barbecue and blues will highlight the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce's annual "Pigs in the Parking Lot" Festival from 5-10 p.m. on May 20 at Mira Bay Village, 205 Point Harbor Lane off of U.S. 41.
"This event gives our people a chance to come out and enjoy their community," said chamber executive director Melanie Morrison. "It gives them a venue right here so they can have a great time and not have to drive very far to have it.
"We also think it increases everybody's excitement and pride of living in this community."
Along with food, music and entertainment, a number of local commercial vendors will be on hand, including SouthShore Shabby Shack, Salty Scales fishing shirts, Uncorked, featuring local wines, and Florida Tailgaters, displaying a inclusive party bus that can be rented for tailgating.
Local arts and craft vendors also will display their creations, along with nearly a dozen nonprofit organizations.
There also will be a free kids' area with a bounce house.
Several vendors will provide delicious barbecue dinners, and hamburgers and hot dogs also will be available.
Popular local artist Damon Fowler and his band performs from 5 until 6:30 p.m., followed by the soulful, bluesy sound of Two-Four-One.
For more information, call (813) 645-1366 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.