It’s all about us! The official closing night party of the Creative Loafing Festival. Join us as we celebrate 25 years in Tampa Bay with live music from Juliet Simms (Automatic Loveletter, NBC’s The Voice Season 2), Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Win Win Winter (reunion), Sons of Hippies, Camille Dupree and Broken Fetters, Zulu Wave, Dynasty, The Gita (reunion) with Infinite Skillz, Jensen Serf Co., Types, Florida Night Heat, Jeremy Gloff, The Dead Popes, The Northwest, Death Starsky, Luxury Mane, DJs: The Soft Rock Renegades, Deacon, Casper and LeSage (Ol’ Dirty Sundays), Mr. Marley and MORE.
PLUS: fashions by La Violette and Spathose, curated by Vertical; a special CL edition performance by of Radio Theatre Project’s “Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective” with Paul Wilborn; a visual history of CL from the past 25 years; a big ol’ birthday cake and more surprises!
General Admission Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
VIP Tickets: Includes exclusive DJ performances, complimentary beer and wine from 7 – 11 p.m., special product sampling from our sponsors, hors d’oeuvres, and balcony access; $50 in advance, $75 at the door
For a full schedule of the week’s events and to purchase tickets, visit www.cltampa.com/birthday.
4:45 – 5:15 PM: The Northwest
5:30 – 6:00 PM: Jensen Serf Company
6:15 – 6:45 PM: Florida Night Heat
7:00 – 7:30 PM: Luxury Mane
7:30 PM: Birthday Cake
7:45 – 8:30 PM: The Gita with Infinite Skillz
8:45 – 9:15 PM: Dynasty
9:15 PM: Vertical Fashion Presentation (featuring Spathose and La Violette)
9:30 – 10:00 PM: Zulu Wave
10:15 – 11:00 PM: Juliet Simms
11:15 – 12:30 AM: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
** FRONT ROOM **
4:15 – 4:45 PM: Camille Dupree and Broken Fetters
5:00 – 5:15 PM: Welcome: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
5:15 – 5:45 PM: Panel: The Party Gets Political
Three newshounds and a critic-turned-politician chat (and probably argue) about the last 25 years of Tampa Bay politics: “Political Whore” Wayne Garcia; former CL Senior Editor and general rabble-rouser John Sugg; News & Politics Editor Mitch Perry, aka “The Voice”; and Tampa City Councilwoman (and onetime CL art critic) Mary Mulhern. A high-octane conversation you won’t want to miss.
6:00 – 6:30 PM: Jeremy Gloff
6:45 – 7:30 PM: Panel: Changing Scenes: Arts Then & Now in Ybor and St. Pete
Four luminaries of the Tampa Bay arts & music scenes talk about the evolving cultural landscape: Theo Wujcik, master printer and painter; Scott Harrell, musician, critic and “Life As We Blow It” columnist; Paul Wilborn, Palladium Executive Director and cabaret performer; and Mindy Solomon, gallery owner and provocateur. Moderated by CL Editor David Warner.
7:45 – 8:15 PM: The Dead Popes
8:30 – 9:00 PM: Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective: The Creative Loafing Murders
Paul Wilborn and the Radio Theatre Project adapt their popular live serial especially for CL’s anniversary. At least one editor will get his (or hers).
9:15 – 9:45 PM: Types
10:00 – 10:30 PM: Death Starsky
10:45 – 11:15 PM: Sons of Hippies
11:30 – 12:15 AM: Win Win Winter
** VIP **
2:00 – 4:00 PM (PRIVATE): Creative Loafing Family Reunion
4:00 – 5:30 PM: Deacon
5:30 – 7:00 PM: Mr. Marley
7:00 – 9:30 PM: DJs Casper & LeSage [Ol' Dirty Sundays]
9:30 PM – 11:30 PM: [the] Soft Rock Renegades
*artists and lineup subject to change without notice.
The Ritz Ybor
1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa, Florida 33605