Alan Jackson!

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Presents

Alan Jackson plays the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Friday, May 11. That part isn’t news, but tonight we’ve got the details on tickets.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 23 at 10AM through Ticketmaster. You can call 800-653-8000 or go online. Alan Jackson’s official site also has the info on VIP experiences that offer things like a backstage tour, a chance to watch the show from a custom barstool next to the soundboard, attend a pre-show party and more.

We also are getting confirmation tonight Lee Ann Womack will open the show! 99.5 WQYK has all the details on their website.

Before the show, swing by The Courtney at Bay Pines for a tour of our luxury community!

 

Tampa Bay Blues!

Good Times in Vinoy Park! The Tampa Bay Blues Festival is one of the world’s finest blues music events, staged in the tropical setting of Vinoy Park on the shores of Tampa Bay. Join us on April 6, 7, & 8, 2018 for three great days of blues by the bay! 
Day One: Robert Cray
                Beth Hart
                John Neweth
                Chris Beard
                John Del Toro Richardson
Day Two: Buddy Guy
                Ronnie Earl
                Janiva Magness
                 Eric Gales
                 Quinn SUllivan
Day Three: Delbert McClinton
                   Sugar Rayford
                  Mississippi Heat
                  Band of Friends “A Celebration of Roy Gallagher feat. Davy Knowles, Gerry McAvoy, Ted McKenna”
                  Tad Robinson
Swing by The Courtney at Bay Pines before the festival to tour our luxury community! Offering one, two and three bedroom apartment homes! You will live in luxury with our resort style amenities just minutes from the beach! Come see us today!  

Tampa Bay Rays

 Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox

March 29th at 4 p.m. 
Tropicana Field 
Are you a Tampa Bay Rays Fan??
The Tampa Bay Rays will be at the Tropicana Field playing against the Boston Red Sox on March 29th at 4PM! Get your tickets now! Tickets are starting at just $40.00! You can purchase tickets at https://www.mlb.com/rays/tickets.
Specials:
For 2018, Military and First Responders can receive complimentary tickets to select Monday home games, additional bonus dates and special ticket offers throughout the season. Some exclusions apply. Tickets will be made available one week prior to each scheduled game date. Tickets are available online only!
Tickets are $2 on Tuesdays for kids 14 and under with the purchase of a full price adult ticket. Up to two $2 tickets can be purchased per full price paid adult. Tickets are checked upon stadium entry. $2 hot dogs presented by Kayem Franks, are also available for all fans on these dates.  ($2 kids tickets are available in the following seating areas, subject to availability: Lower Box, Lower Corners, Outfield, Press Level, Upper Level, tbt* Party Deck.)
Before the big game, head over to The Courtney at Bay Pines to take a tour of our luxury community! Offering 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes with large walk in closets, inclusive appliances, and spectacular amenities! Located just minutes from Madeira Beach, and a short ride from the Tropicana Field! You can call The Courtney your new home today!

Grand Prix!

Firestone Grand Prix!

March 9-11, 2018

14 Turn, 1.8 Mile Waterfront Track

The 14th Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St.Petersburg  is a series of races along a 14 turn, 1.8 mile temporary track. A diverse racing lineup featuring the Verizon IndyCar Series, Pirelli World Challenge and the entire Mazda Road to Indy ladder series, which includes Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, along with the excitement of Stadium Super Trucks.

THE ARTS – Along the streets of St. Petersburg, discover one of the highest ranked arts destinations in America — from world class museums like The Dali, Museum of Fine Arts or the Chihuly Collection, to eclectic galleries along the 600 Block of Central Avenue traveling west to Grand Central and the Warehouse Arts District.

RESTAURANTS & BARS – From fashionable restaurant row along Beach Drive and the upscale offerings at nearby Sundial to ethnic eateries, bistros and cafes, sample food and drinks at more than 100 establishments downtown.

CRAFT BEER SCENE – Think of it as the Sunshine City’s answer to California’s wine country. Along St.Pete’s Central Avenue and downtown corridor visit an array of small, independent breweries crafting fresh beers unavailable anywhere else. Join other beer enthusiasts and sample them right on the spot, take a tour, meet the brewer and cart some beer home with you.

RETAIL – The recently opened shops at Sundial welcome you long with unique boutiques, antique shops, and galleries throughout Downtown, the Edge and Grand Central districts. They’re all within reach aboard the St. Petersburg Trolley.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT – St. Petersburg rocks after dark at listening rooms such as the Hideaway or dozens of venues where live music and entertainment abounds. Check out the side door jazz offerings at the Palladium or the visiting acts at Jannus Live or the State Theater.

 

Parking and Transportation Information

Park Downtown: City parking garages are a $5-all-day event rate on Friday and a $15-all-day event rate on Saturday and Sunday. Private lots, garages and on-street parking are also be available. Observe all posted parking regulations.

  • South Core 
    (enter from the north side of First Avenue S. between Second and First Streets)
  • MidCore/Sundial Garage 
    (enter from Second Street between First and Second Avenues N.)

Park and Ride Shuttle from the Trop: From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. there is a FREE shuttle service from Tropicana Field to the race course. Park in Lots 1 and 2 at Tropicana Field, the cost will be $10. The shuttle picks passengers up on 16th Street S. and drops off passengers at Second Street S. and Fifth Avenue S. The shuttle operates all three race days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Take the St. Petersburg Trolley: The Looper Downtown Trolley  and Central Avenue Shuttle  (St. Pete’s trolley system) offers rides throughout Grand Prix weekend for .50 per person. The Looper provides a circular route between the city’s parking facilities, hotels, restaurants and attractions.

Parking for persons with disabilities: All permanent on-street accessible spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge — some have time limits but most are available for all-day parking. City garages, the USF St. Petersburg garage and Tropicana Field provide accessible parking at the prevailing rate. The USF St. Petersburg garage is recommended for those with limited mobility wishing to enter the 5th Avenue S. gate, while the SouthCore garage is recommended for those wishing to enter the First Avenue S. gate. The Looper is wheelchair accessible and the Tropicana shuttle includes dedicated wheelchair accessible trolleys. Disabled parking at Tropicana Field is located just inside the gate at 10th Street.

Entry Gates: There are two entry gates to the race course. Both gates offered wheelchair access. There is intermittent time when wheelchairs can cross the actual racetrack, with estimated crossing times posted on-site and at gpstpete.com .

  • Gate 1: First Avenue S. and First Street S.
    • Wheelchair access
    • Ticket booth
  • Gate 5: Fifth Avenue S. and Second Street S.
    • Wheelchair access
    • Ticket booth
    • Will call

Motorcycle Parking: Special motorcycle parking is available utilizing “motorcycle corrals” on the west sides of First Street between First Avenue S. and Central Avenue and Central Avenue and First Avenue N. on Saturday and Sunday only. Spaces are available on a first-come, first served basis for $5. 

Ride Your Bike: A large number of temporary bicycle racks are available outside each entry gate in addition to the more than 75 permanent bicycle rack locations throughout the downtown area.

Taxi: Taxi stands are located at the designated areas and offer a variety of taxi services for race days.

  • Southwest Stand – Third Street S. and Fifth Avenue S.
  • Southeast Stand – Second Street S. and Fourth Avenue S.

Traffic Detours

The following downtown streets are closed or have limited access to traffic through race weekend:

  • Closed – Beach Dr. from Central Avenue to First Avenue S.
  • Closed – First Street from First Avenue S. to Fifth Avenue S.
  • Closed – Albert Whitted Park, motorized and pedestrian traffic
  • Limited Access – On Second Avenue S. from First to Second Street S.
  • Limited Access – First Street S. from Fifth Avenue S to Eighth Avenue S.
  • Limited Access – Sixth Avenue S. from Second Street to First Street

To learn more about the event, visit gpstpete.com  ‘like’ its Facebook page at facebook.com/GPSTPETE  or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE #FirestoneGP.

 

 

After you’ve seen the races, dash over to The Courtney at Bay Pines for a tour of our luxury community!

 

 

 

 

Cited sources: http://www.stpete.org/grand_prix/index.php

Music Festival!

Music and Seafood Festival!

Vinoy Park, 500 Bayshore Drive NE

March 3-4

 

The St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival is created like a great meal: incorporating and mixing the finest ingredients.  They offer freshly-cooked dishes prepared onsite by top local restaurants and food purveyors incorporating a variety of fresh ingredients (seafood, meat and vegetarian). Note that seafood dishes are created using indigenous and sustainable resources from Florida’s coastal waters. Select from a diverse menu of both alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks, a diversity of side dishes and scrumptious desserts to accompany your meal!

Musical entertainment consists of live on-stage performances by creative and talented musicians from both the local and regional circuit.  Genres of music vary from soul, rock, R&B, and jazz to Caribbean and big band sounds.  Visit the event website as the event nears to see the musical lineup and performance times.  On the website, you will also be able to watch videos of live performances by each musician.  Last, the event features a Marketplace showcasing arts, crafts and fine products with a nautical theme, along with gourmet food products and specialty items.

There is so much to see and enjoy – this is a ‘cannot be missed’ event!  

 

After you’ve had good eats, swing by The Courtney at Bay Pines for a tour of our luxury community! Offering one, two and the three bedrooms! Our location is less than two miles from the beach. You won’t ever want to leave The Courtney

 

 

 

 

Ahoy! Take Sail This Sunday Aboard The Lynx!

Ahoy! Tampa Bay will feel a little more sky-high this week as the tall ship Lynx makes an educational stop at Harborage Marina beginning Monday afternoon! Take the adventure of a lifetime sailing under the Skyway Bridge this Sunday with family and friends! Free tours run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm before venturing at 2:00 pm complete with a tour of the bay and the life of a sailor! These are by reservation only. Don’t pass up this amazing, breathtaking opportunity!

Click Here To Reserve Your Spot Today!