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Twistin’ Down Central: A Tribute to Tampa’s Black Music Legends

July 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

St. James at ENCORE!®

Tampa Red, Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb, and Ray Charles are just a few of the notable musicians to play in Tampa during Central Avenue’s heyday. Join us at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 28, as we dive into the work of legendary Black musicians that lifted spirits and defined Central Avenue’s cultural legacy. This program’s guest panelists include Kitty Daniels and Andre Walker, and the evening will feature the music of Belinda Womack. This is the second program of a new initiative by the Tampa Bay History Center in partnership with the Tampa Housing Authority to provide educational experiences in the historic St. James Episcopal Church, located at 1202 North Governor Street, Tampa, Fla.


July 28, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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St. James at ENCORE!®
1202 North Governor Street
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Museum hours

The history center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

**Galleries are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and open until 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Admission prices

Adult: $16.95
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Youth (7-17): $12.95
Child (0-6): Free
Members: Free

**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.

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