Over the weekend I attended the A Slice of  the Burg! Music, Art & Food Street Festival that benefited the efforts to save the 86-year old Historic YMCA building in Downtown St. Petersburg located at 116 Fifth St. S. In addition to the street music festival, the event featured paintings, sculpture, and photography from more than 15 local artists and tours of the historic YMCA.

It was sure a celebration that headlined George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. The lineup features more than a dozen local bands, including:

Bet Me I’m Lying
Carmen Brandy
The Stereotypes
Nathalie Hernandez
Burning Tree
Caleb Morgan
Rise Of Saturn
Amber Lynn Nicole
Save The Radio
Katie Talbert
Fall On Purpose
Galiah
The Black Honkeys

Unfortunately, the great Florida weather did not cooperate and a few of the bands did not get to perform and the king of funk George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic was moved to Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill.

 

Will you save the Historic YMCA building? More photos from inside the building are sure to come!

Rise of Saturn lead singer Brad Gilmore

Bassist  Ivan Pena performs for Rise of Saturn

 

 

Save the Radio

 Amber Lynn Nicol

 Matthew Bistok with Fall on Purpose

 

18 members of Fall on Purpose on stage

George Clinton Kyle Fleming Photography

 

 

 

 

 

Before George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic came on stage local band Bob Hope Band warm up the crowd at Ferg’s Sports Bar. Check out these photos!

 

Kyle Fleming Photography
Bob Hope Band - Kyle Fleming Photography

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