Join us for our monthly Friday Fest event, down Main Street Bartow.
We're jazzing Up Friday Fest with Bartow’s own version of Mardi Gras!
Thank you to our February Friday Fest Sponsors:
Sackett Ranch & Sackett's Construction Services, Inc.
MUSIC: Live Music from Sauce Boss
(WHAT?! The Sauce Boss
is performing in Bartow ?!)
Sauce Boss not only plays slide, sings his tamales off, makes gumbo, and feeds everybody… he also plays a drum kit with his feet. “You take that 53 Telecaster, pump it through that 48 Fender amp, add a bass rig, mix in some drums, all simmered down over some funky swamp blues, and smothered with gumbo, and you got a recipe for the largest one-man band on the planet.” He really does cook and serve gumbo too! He may need you to help stir, while he jams! (and there may just be some locals joining in the jam session -- it is sure to be a show like no other!)
GUMBO COOK OFF: The Orpheum Theatre is hosting a Gumbo Cook Off in conjunction with Feb. 19th Main Street Bartow Friday Fest. Attendees will taste the delicious samples of gumbo and vote for their favorite. Proceeds will go to The Orpheum Theatre building restoration project. Have a favorite gumbo recipe that you know will win you the bragging rights of best in Bartow? Bring it! Let us be the judge of that!
GUMBO REGISTRATION: Link to register is under "TICKETS AVAILABLE" link above.
BEIGNETS: The Orpheum Theatre is also partnering with Terrie Lobb Catering to bring tasty beignets to Main Street! Gotta love that New Orleans favorite – BAM!
SECOND LINE PARADE: What’s Mardi Gras without a jazz second line and a parade of characters?? We’ve got that too! Since many of our SYFY Bartow characters will already be in town, we are showcasing them, lead by a second line jazz ensemble, bringing you a Character Parade that is sure to be ‘out of this world’! Grab your parasol, or light saber, and join in! (Check out SYFY Bartow February 20th event details.)
The event, February 19th, from 6PM to 9PM, will feature our monthly favorites such as the open car cruise-in, street vendors, and activities for children.
Friday Fest is held on the third Friday of every month and is hosted by Main Street Bartow, Inc., Bartow’s Community Redevelopment Agency, the City of Bartow, the Polk County Democrat, and Kelley Buick GMC.
For more information, call 863-519-0508.
Main Street Bartow Shops and Restaurants will be open.
Vendor opportunities available -- call 863-519-0508.