Introduction

Join us at “Tampa’s Best Party!” This ALL-INCLUSIVE all-you-can-eat food and drink extravaganza boasts more than 50 participants including Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and caterers, and wine, liquor and craft beer tastings. Also, enjoy full open bars and 5 live bands! Since its inception 34 years ago, Best of Tampa Bay, the Straz Center’s signature fundraising event, has generated more than $2.5 million for arts education programs. To view photos of the 2018 event, visit our Shutterfly account: strazcenter.shutterfly.com.
Supporting the arts never tasted so good.

 

2019 Bands

TBD

Ticket pricing

 
  • TBD General Admission*
  • TBD VIP Admission*
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  • Buy tickets below or call the Ticket Sales Office at (813) 229-7827.
 
  • *Ticket prices subject to change.
Purchase General Admission Tickets Here
Purchase VIP Tickets Here
VIP Reserved Tables are SOLD OUT

Located along the Straz Center’s spectacular riverfront, this event features food samplings from many of the Bay area’s finest restaurants and caterers. Ticket prices include unlimited food samplings, full open bar, specialty wine and beer tastings and live music.

2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

CONNOISSEUR sponsor

THAT'S THE SPIRIT sponsor


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Culinary Sponsor

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VIP LOUNGE SPONSOR

 

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gourmet Sponsors


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Media Sponsor

2018 Best of tampa Bay Committee

Event Chair: Sarah Kieny*

 
  • Vanessa Anderson
  • Dustin Applebaum*
  • Kristen Appleby
  • Will Black
  • Carolina Blanco
  • Troy Carnrite*
  • Anthony DiMicco
  • Stephanie Elder
  • Sara Evans
  • Jillian Feltham*
  • Ryan Freking*
  • Heather Gallman
  • sarah glaser
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  • ZACH GLASER
  • justin gray*
  • jessica hall
  • Colleen Healy
  • karen johnson*
  • julie johnston
  • sarah kieny*
  • Beverly Kieny
  • Samantha Krone
  • tate kubler
  • francesca labrake
  • drew lincoln
  • jenny matasic*
  • karla stevenson mastracchio
  • tiffany love mcelheran*
  • jason medina
  • steve mezer*
  • michael muroff*
  • cam o'neill*
  • ANGELA PARONE
  • jason quintero
  • joe reineman
  • Yolyvee Rivera
  • Lindsey Slattery
  • BRITTANY TOMKOSKY
  • ashley trehan
  • Adrienne Venable
  • Debbie Viveiros*
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  • *producers board member