Introduction

Join us at “Tampa’s Best Party!” This 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 for one all-inclusive price! Since its inception 33 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 2017 event, visit our Shutterfly account: strazcenter.shutterfly.com.
Supporting the arts never tasted so good.

 

2018 Bands

TBD

Ticket pricing

  • $75 General Admission Early Bird through Dec. 8*
  • $85 General Admission starting Dec. 9*
  • $140 VIP Admission*
  • $1,400 VIP Reserved Table (guaranteed reserved table for 10 for the entire evening)
     
  • *Ticket prices subject to change.
Purchase General Admission Tickets Here
Purchase VIP Tickets Here
Purchase A VIP Reserved Table Here

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

Culinary Sponsor

VIP LOUNGE SPONSOR

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gourmet Sponsor

 

Media Sponsor

2018 Best of tampa Bay Committee

Event Chair: Sarah Kieny*

 
  • Dustin Applebaum*
  • catherine bennett
  • Carolina Blanco
  • Troy Carnrite*
  • Cornelius Demps
  • Jillian Feltham*
  • Ryan Freking*
  • Holly Gershow*
  • yolyvee gordon
  • sarah glaser
  • ZACH GLASER
  • justin gray*
  • jessica hall
  • Kay jefferson
  • karen johnson*
  • julie johnston
  • beverly kieny
  • sarah kieny*
  • tate kubler
  • francesca labrake
  • angela lanza
  • drew lincoln
  • jenny matasic*
  • karla stevenson mastracchio
  • tiffany love mcelheran*
  • jason medina
  • steve mezer*
  • michael muroff*
  • cameron o'neill*
  • lisa pagano
  • jason quintero
  • joe reineman
  • BRITTANY TOMKOSKY
  • ashley trehan
  • debbie viveiros*
  • jeffrey zampitella
  • *producers board member