BEST of Tampa Bay 2018

Since its inception, Best of Tampa Bay – the Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ signature fundraising event - has raised over $2.5 million for the Center’s arts education programs. Events like these allow us to continue providing the community with the life-changing impacts of the performing arts. We hope you will join us as we celebrate 33 years of this tasty event. Along with benefitting the Straz Center, Best of Tampa Bay allows you the opportunity to gain exposure to more than 2,000 patrons expected in attendance. You’ll also receive substantial print, online, and on-site advertising as outlined below. And unlike other food festivals, it is FREE for your restaurant to participate.



  • Listing on rack card and other event collateral*
  • Listing on event invitation* (mailed to more than 2,500 households)
  • Opportunity to appear in radio or television events         


  • Listing on the Straz Center’s Best of Tampa Bay webpage at
  • Listing on the Straz Center’s Best of Tampa Bay Facebook event page
  • Opportunity to be highlighted on the Straz Center’s social media networks


  • Listing in the event program if commitment received by Tues., Feb. 6.
  • Recognition on the Straz Center’s video wall in Morsani Hall lobby
  • Opportunity to promote your restaurant through display and incentive offerings to over 2,500 patrons

Don’t forget… There is no entrance fee; it is FREE for your restaurant to participate!

Need more info? Contact Emma Dortch at (813) 222-1275 or

Your participation is a charitable donation and the Straz Center can provide you
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