Blast Friday: Home Cooking III

Fri, May 26 at 5:30 PM

Blast Friday returns to Downtown Clearwater for its 7th season! This food and crafts festival features a free live concert every month located in the Cleveland Street District. Food trucks and vendors will be serving a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty food and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available for purchase. Concert goers are welcome to bring their lawn chairs to watch the concert. A limited number of VIP and SUPER VIP packages are on sale now.

New this year! We will have a Beer Garden at Station Square, located in the 600 block of Cleveland Street, with live local music and a sampling from Crooked Thumb Brewery.

A local art experience will also be featured at each Blast Friday. This month a free exhibit will be held outside Studio 617, hosted by Lina Texiera. Studio 617 is located at 617 Cleveland Street and the exhibit will be from 7 to 9 pm.

Blast Friday has festival seating. Personal blankets and chairs are welcome. No outside food or beverages permitted. This event is rain or shine. Dates, times, and bands subject to change and cancellation.

Home Cooking III – Greg Billings Band and The Black Honkeys

Returning for the first time since their sold-out show at the Capitol Theatre this month, The Greg Billings Band returns. The band is a continuation of a phenomenon that began when popular ‘80s Florida band Romeo signed to Epic Records and released its first album after a name change to “Stranger”. The band features two members of Stranger, lead vocalist Greg Billings and bassist Tom ‘King’ Cardenas and also includes lead guitarist George Harris, drummer Mark Busto, guitarist Kyle Ashley and Rob Stoney on keyboards.

Known for their soul, funk and rhythm ‘n’ blues music, The Black Honkeys have won awards in multiple categories for three years running in Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Reader’s Choice Awards. Front man, Brother Phil Esposito, is supported on vocals by the lovely Nicole Simone, with guitarist Greg Czinke, Will Harris on bass, Steven Tanner on drums, John “Dash” Dixon on keyboards, along with the fabulous Ebony & Ivory Horn Section with Scott Myers on trombone and Terry Clark on trumpet.

$49 SUPER VIP Ticket includes:

  • Priority seating in the first 2 rows
  • Chair in first come, first serve section
  • Two complimentary beers or wine
  • Access to Super VIP tent with complimentary snacks
  • Meet & Greet with Greg Billings Band and The Black Honkeys

$29 VIP Ticket includes:

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