Cerveza Service: Beach blanket beer delivery
Sure it's a publicity stunt, but thirsty beachgoers will be able to have beer delivered to their beach blanket at Archibald Beach Park in Madeira Beach on Saturday. In a one-day partnership between Corona and the alcohol delivery service Klink, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday you'll be able to order a six-pack of tall boys for $6.99. The app is free and there is no delivery charge, a spokeswoman said. Customers will need to enable location services and download the Klink app at klinkdelivery.com. The geo-specific locator will find the customer and orders will be delivered via boat to a designated beachfront drop zone, complete with fresh limes and Corona swag, said Julie Grassey of the social media PR agency coordinating the event. There aren't plans yet to more broadly bring this kind of delivery option to Madeira Beach, one of the few beaches in Florida to allow alcohol.
BOO HOO: Oddball Festival CANCELED
It was going to be a tapas menu of comedy. Alas, dinner will not be served. The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, which was supposed to hit Tampa on Friday with Gabriel Iglesias, Hannibal Buress, Sebastian Maniscalco, Iliza Shlesinger, left, and Bert Kreischer, has been canceled. Too bad. Shlesinger, for her part, was excited for the gig.
"I always really enjoy the Tampa audiences," she told the Times' Jimmy Geurts. "The couple times I've been there, they've been very supportive of me and the crowds are good. So I can't say I've seen much of Ybor City — it's a town primarily made of drag clubs and tattoo parlors. But it's not about what's in the city, it's about the people."
For more details on the cancellation or possible rescheduling, visit tampabay.com/soundcheck.
COASTER CROONER: Wayne Brady at Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens is making use of its newly refurbished 1,100-seat Moroccan Palace Theatre as a concert venue Friday when comedian-actor-singer Wayne Brady is the first artist in the park's new Red Carpet Series of concerts. No coasters or animal encounters included, the tickets, which start at $30, are for a date night to see Brady, a multitalented artist with a diverse career. His ability to sing, act and improvise has landed him in numerous movies and TV shows, including Whose Line Is It Anyway?, for which he won an Emmy, and his own The Wayne Brady Show, for which he won two Emmys. Next up in the series is Cuban jazz icon Arturo Sandoval on Sept. 17. The park expects to add more artists to the series in coming weeks "to offer Central Florida a new intimate way to enjoy their favorite artists," said Jim Dean, president of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
ANOTHER 'BURG THROWDOWN: Burger & Beer Bash
Now this is an election worth paying attention to. Eleven food trucks from around Florida will compete in the Burger & Beer Bash at Ferg's on Sunday seeking the title of Best Burger from the audience. The Black Honkeys and Shevonne and the Bad Boys will provide music, and local vendors will be selling clothing, pet items and hand-rolled cigars. The pet-friendly event will also feature a raffle for an electric guitar signed by the bands. It all benefits K9s for Warriors and Heart Strings for Heroes. The event is free, except for cost of food and drinks, and lasts from noon to 7 p.m. at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-4562.