8th Annual 97X Craft Beer Experience Returns to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater August 10th

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Local Craft Brew Fest Features 150+ Samples and New Releases 

St. Petersburg, FLA (July 09, 2019) – The 8th Annual 97X Craft Beer Experience will feature over 150 samples of craft beers, ciders, meads, and wines. The experience will be hosted by the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on Saturday, August 10th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. This year, each participating brewery will have an exclusive release making this event the biggest one yet. 

Official partner of the 97X Craft Beer Experience, Great Bay Distributors is the leading wholesaler in the beer industry distributing six of the top 10 beers to counties, including Pinellas, West Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus. Some of the local brewers that Great Bay partners with are Green Bench Brewing Co., 3 Daughters Brewing, Tampa Bay Brewing Co., Big Storm Brewing, Shipyard Brewing, Motorworks Brewing, Sweetwater Brewing, Founders Brewing Co., House of Beer Brewing, and Pair O’ Dice Brewing.

Tickets are $45 and go on sale Friday, July 5th at 11:00am. Guests can purchase online at www.themahaffey.com, by phone at 727.300.2000, or in person at The Mahaffey Theater box office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open Monday – Saturday from 11:00am – 5:00pm or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event.

Proceeds from the Craft Beer Experience benefit the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts. 

The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater

The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, the world class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.

Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts

Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programming and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater! Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.

Cox Media Group

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Editors: For details, or to schedule an interview contact Lisa Williams lisa@evolveandco.com or 727.490.9835.

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