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Buy Local & American Stage

Sunday, April 28, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ester Venouziou
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What: American Stage in the Park presents Buy Local Night with LocalShops1
When: Saturday, May 4. Doors open at 6; play begins at 8

Where: Demens Landing Park, First Ave. S. &  Bayshore Blvd., St. Petersburg
Why: To spotlight the importance of all things local: local business + local culture!

April 4, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla -- American Stage Theatre Co. and LocalShops1 are proud to present Buy Local Night on Saturday, May 4.

Guests will enjoy live outdoor theater performance of the 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee while also having an opportunity to meet & mingle and learn about all the great local businesses in the Tampa Bay region.
The play will also include audience participation, and four guests will be invited up on stage.

"American Stage is proud to be teaming up with LocalShops1 to bring patrons a fun night out in the park at Demens Landing while bringing awareness to local businesses in the area and the importance of shopping local," said Roman Black, marketing director at American Stage. "This is going to be a fun night not to miss with lots of socializing and free giveaways!”

The first 100 guests at the door will receive a free discount shopping card, valid at hundreds of LocalShops1 businesses throughout Tampa Bay! The 1Card is valued at $20.

There will be plenty of swag and raffles, too, as well as new theater merchandise and exhibits from more than a dozen LocalShops1 members, all unique shops, restaurants and service providers, all locally owned & independent! American Stage in the Park is sponsored by Parkshore Grill Catering, which staffs the concession stand. 

"We are thrilled to be working with American Stage," said Ester Venouziou, LocalShops1 founder. "We're looking forward to bringing together the community for an exciting night that celebrates the local arts, local culture and local businesses."

Participating businesses include the following:

  • Chart 411, St. Petersburg
  • Future Home Realty, St. Petersburg
  • Sunset Appliance Service, Clearwater
  • Insurance Underwriters, St. Petersburg
  • Historic Shed, Brooksville
  • Brandi Gabbard and Christine Knighton, Realtors / Smith & Associates, St. Petersburg
  • Three Birds Tavern, St. Petersburg
  • Being, St. Petersburg
  • Fred's Finest Pet Treats, St. Petersburg
  • Artist Brenda Knoll, St. Petersburg
  • Above Promotions Co., Tampa
  • Broadway Photography, Tampa
  • The Rande James Spa,  St. Petersburg
  • Brew D'Licious, St. Petersburg
  • Beach Drive Bed & Breakfast, St. Petersburg
  • Moorman Photographics, St. Petersburg
  • Grand Kitchen And Bath, St. Petersburg
  • Thai Orchids, Gulfport
  • UNation, Tampa

For more information on Buy Local Night and to find out how your business can be involved, please email Ester Venouziou at

For tickets and more information, go to


About us

LocalShops1 is a grassroots coalition of hundreds of businesses, artists and community organizations, and thousands of energized shoppers dedicated to supporting locally-owned businesses. As the region’s most active voice for small business, it has made a name for itself through exciting events; advocacy of the buy-local movement; and uniting businesses, merchant associations, and community organizations from all across Tampa Bay. 

American Stage is Tampa Bay's best professional regional equity theater . Founded in 1977, our mission is to create the most satisfying live theater in the Tampa Bay area, accessible to all members of the community. The vision is to preserve the greatest human stories from our past, while creating the most defining stories and storytelling of our time. American Stage presents its Mainstage Series year-round and American Stage in the Park each spring.