Pass-A-Grill Beach, Florida

Welcome to Beach Goes Pops 2013

Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, 2013

in beautiful and historical Pass-a-Grille, Florida.

Now in its 23nd year

Beach Goes Pops is produced by The City of St. Pete Beach,

the Pass-A-Grille Community & Vina Del Mar Island Assoc. & 150+ volunteers

2 spectacular nights of FREE concerts

on beautiful, historic Pass-A-Grille Beach in St. Pete Beach, FL.

Major sponsors: City of St. Pete Beach and Bright House Networks.

On Friday, May 3rd  live music, food and beverages from 4:00 – 10:30 pm

with some of the best local performing bands.

  • Located on Pass-A-Grille Beach at 9th Ave and Gulf Way in St. Pete Beach.
  • Vendor booths will be selling food and beverages
  • Danfield will kick off the entertainment Friday afternoon.
  • The Hip Abduction starting about 5:30 pm.
  • The Flats  from 8:00 pm till 10:30 pm.

On Saturday, May 4th Late Night Brass – high energy, big band, jazz sound

Music starts at approximately 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm.


Countdown – Dead Man Walking:

29 Days remain to visit the St. Petersburg Pier.  On June 1 st, the City is fencing off the Pier at the approach. This is serious business, no one will be allowed on the Pier, no fishermen, no diners, no tourists, absolutely NO ONE!! The City Council met yesterday and decided to postpone the vote to fund the next step of the Lens. Please Visit the Pier today.


Saturday, May 4th

10 am Kentucky Derby Weekend at Derby Lane: 10490 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg

watch the Kentucky Derby at the greyhound track, where every TV in the place will be tuned to Churchill Downs on Saturday. Doors open at the track at 10 a.m. to allow for early wagering. This draws a big crowd at the greyhound track every year.

11 am  Incredible Dog Challenge, Downtown St. Petersburg : 615 Second Ave. N

Athletic dogs from around the country compete in a variety of “Olympic-style” events including high-flying disc routines, head to-head weave pole racing, agility, Jack Russell hurdle racing and dog diving, where dogs take a running leap off of a 40-foot dock into a 19,000-gallon pool.

2 pm Belly Dance Expo at Hip Expression Studio, 2033 54th Ave N, St. Petersburg

Introduction to the basics and provide a brief history, along with the different styles of this art form. Features discussions set for teachers, professionals and performers, a Middle Eastern drum circle, belly dance performanc …$5-$7.

7pm Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Red Mesa Cantina, 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg

Red Mesa stretches their Cinco De Mayo celebration out to an entire week of activities this year with six nights and one full day of drink specials, live music, raffles and multiple themed bars.

7 pm  Donna the Buffalo at Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg

Playing a variety of original tunes and covers, Donna the Buffalo incorporates an accordion, washboard and fiddle into their folk-rock repertoire. $23 in advance; $25 day of.

7:30 pm The Rowdies vs FC Edmonton, Al Lang Stadium, 180 2nd Avenue SE St., St. Petersburg

North American Soccer League

8pm  American Stage in the Park: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Buy Local Night

Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg

Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of a group of overachievers as they compete in a spelling championship. Through May 26. American Stage’s annual play in the park takes place outdoors in Demens Landing. Reserved seats are available for purchase, but it’s just as fun to pack a picnic …$13 advance, $15 at the event Sunday; $18 advance, $20 at the event Friday-Saturday (kids 6 and under free); premiere blankets $24; reserved chair seatings $29. Onstage seating is $35.