Tampa Bay Pride Band holds inaugural arts festival

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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The Tampa Bay Pride Band will hold their inaugural Pride Music and Art Festival March 3 from 5:00-9:00 p.m., a celebration combining the best in Tampa Bay’s visual and musical arts.

“The Pride Music and Arts Festival serves as the kick-off to a month of Tampa Pride events,” the organization shared via social media. “It allows us as an arts community to stand together and celebrate diversity through music and art!”The festival will be held at the HCC Ybor City Performing Arts Building and will highlight artwork from across Tampa Bay. From 5:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., artists will showcase what diversity means to them as attendees are treated to light appetizers and surprise performances. “Sea the Light,” a special art gallery showing of John David Hawver’s exhibit, will be featured.

The Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds will subsequently present “Salon, Where the Couples Come to Dance,” works inspired by the “interrelation of dance and music.” The concert is described as an eclectic collection of dance music written by prominent composers.

Selections will include “Danzon No. 2” by Arturo Marquez, “A Time to Dance” by Julie Giroux, “Waltz No. 2” by Dmitri Shostakovich, “Highlights from La La Land” arranged by Michael Brown and more. “We hope this program will symphonically transport you to the ballrooms and dance halls from around the world,” organizers shared.

Tickets for the inaugural Tampa Pride Music and Arts Festival are currently available for $20 online or will be available for $25 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website or click here.

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