Downtown St. Pete to Host St. Paddy’s Day Block Party, Attracting Thousands

Live Bands, River Dancers, Stilt Walkers, $1000 in Cash Prizes, and Irish Cuisine Featured
St Paddys Day Block Party

Tampa Bay, FLA (February 22, 2019) – The Central Ave 200 block in downtown St. Pete is hosting a St. Paddy’s Day block party March 16th. The all day event is hosted by DTSP Block Party with sponsored partners Jameson Irish WhiskeyGreat Bay DistributorsCreative Loafing, and a live remote by 102.5 The Bone.

The all-day event kicks off at 12:00pm, going until 10:00pm. The DTSP St. Paddy’s Day Block Party will feature a full lineup of live bands, river dancers, stilt walkers, $1,000 costume contest, 7 beer and food tents, a Jameson ice luge, Jameson & Ginger flip cup games, a photo booth, official merchandise, games, a painter, juggling acts, break dancers, a leprechaun, and more. General admission is free to the public and VIP tickets will be on sale late February.

ON THE STAGE
12:00pm – 4:00pm – Whiskey Dregs, a Celtic sound band with traditional Irish songs with rock, punk, and pop styles.
4:00pm – 8:00pm – Boxcar Hollow, a popular local band with Americana, bluegrass, and Folk influences.
8:00pm – 10:00pm – Pitbull Toddler, a local rock and blues band and Creative Loafing’s Reader’s Choice for ‘Best Cover Band’.

The block party will also feature stilt walkers and traditional river dancing at 3:00pm and 5:00pm, and bagpiping by Glenglass Piping from 4:00pm – 10:00pm.

FUN & GAMES
Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with stilt walkers, play games like 100 Club Boat Race, Jameson & Ginger Flip Cup and more. Games will run from 2:00pm – 9:00pm and prizes include free drink tickets. The block party will also feature a Jameson ice luge, step and repeat, and photo booth complete with St. Patrick’s Day themed props.

$1,000 CASH PRIZES
At 6:00pm, the most festively dressed attendees will take the stage for their chance to win cold hard cash! Two categories include best individual costume ($500) and best group costume ($500).

DRINK & FOOD TENTS
The event will feature four drink stations and three Irish food stations. There will be a variety of drinks including Guinness draft beer, Bud Light, Budweiser, Shock Top, Michelob Ultra, Corona, Jameson, Absolut Vodka, Altos Tequila, Bacardi Rum, Beefeater Gin, and Coca-Cola soft drinks. The food options will include Bratwursts, Fish & Chips, Bangers & Mash, Fries covered in Guinness Gravy, and even a made-to-order donut stand.

VIP TICKETS
VIP tickets will be available for $80 pre-sale starting late February and $100 at the door. The VIP tickets include: unlimited drink + eats package, exclusive VIP drink line, an official event t-shirt, and more. Guests can learn more and purchase tickets online at www.dtspblockparty.com.



MERCHANDISE
Official t-shirts will sold at the event for $20.

CONNECT
For more information about DTSP Block Party, please visit www.dtspblockparty.com.
Follow the event socially and RSVP by visiting www.facebook.com/dtspblockparty and https://www.instagram.com/dtsp.blockparty/

PRESENTING SPONSORS
Jameson WhiskeyGreat Bay DistributorsCreative Loafing, and 102.5 The Bone.

SPONSORS
The Oyster Bar St PeteCrafty SquirrelThe Lucky DillEvolve & CoRuby’s Elixir & Cigar BarSaigon BlondeFive Bucks DrinkeryDel Mar Gastro LoungeMastry’s Bar & GrillMandarin HideCaddy’s On CentralCraft KafeThe MillTamiami,  Movement Printing, and Justified Films.

EVOLVE & CO: Evolve & Co is a full-service advertising agency located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The company is a collective of brand strategists and creatives, specializing in the lifestyle vertical. The firm is located at 475 Central Avenue Suite M7, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. www.evolveandco.com