A celebration of the Bay’s Urban Culture

Saturday, April 6th, 2024

Spa Beach at the St Pete Pier
600 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Presented by

The Lineup

Wayne Wonder

Adina Howard

Tanto Metro & Devonte

Sunshine Anderson



Getting to Spa Beach & Parking

Directions to Spa Beach / St Pete Pier

Address – 800 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701
If arriving via I-275, follow the interstate signs and exit onto I-375. I-375 becomes 4th Avenue North and guests should follow that to the end where it forms a T with Beach Drive. If guests wish to avoid some traffic, consider taking a left on Beach Drive, then a right on 5th Avenue North and a right on Bayshore Drive. You will find the Pier entrance at the next left.

There is limited parking at the Pier, so we recommend planning on parking in these locations.

  • SouthCore Garage – 101 1st Ave S / Parking fee: $10
  • Al Lang Parking Lot – 230 1st Street S / Parking fee: $10
Taking the Cross Bay Ferry

Visitors can travel from Tampa across the bay using the Cross Bay Ferry. The St. Petersburg Ferry Terminal is in the Port of St. Pete, adjacent to the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg Campus and The Dali Museum. Please visit www.thecrossbayferry.com for tickets and information.

Taking the SunRunner

Getting to the Pier just got easier with the new SunRunner Bus Rapid Transit. The closest spot to the Pier is 5th Street N (Stop #1111). Once you get off at that stop, continue down 1st Ave N towards the water. You’ll pass Jannus Live on the right and Starbucks on the left. Once you hit South Straub Park, you’ll see the entrance to the Pier ahead. For more information, visit the SunRunner’s site.

For more info on traveling to the St. Pete Pier, please visit – https://stpetepier.org/getting-here-parking/


Frequently Asked Questions


*** All amplified music must end by 10p per the City of St Pete ordinance

What if it rains? Will I receive a refund?

All sales are final. No refunds.

Will there be re-entry?


Is this a cashless event?
Is this a family friendly event?
All ages are welcomed but keep in mind that the target age group for this event is 18+. Anyone over the age of two (2) must have a ticket for entry.
Will there be food and alcohol at the festival?
Yes! There will be a variety of food vendors and full alcohol bars.
Are pets and emotional support animals allowed?

No, we do not allow pets or emotional support animals. Registered service dogs are permitted to enter the event per ADA guidelines. If additional clarification is needed on whether or not your dog is considered a service dog, please refer to the first section of the service dog FAQ on ADA.gov (https://www.ada.gov/topics/service-animals/) or visit https://stpetepier.org/faq/.

Are we allowed to bring food, water, or alcohol?
There is no outside food or alcohol allowed into the festival. You are able to bring in one (1) empty reusable water bottle. There will be plenty of food options to choose from. Please note that all items are subject to search upon arrival.
I'm having issues with my ticket purchase, who do I contact ?

If you need to contact us concerning your ticket purchase, please send us an email to info@RhythmNBayFest.com


What are your covid protocols ?
In accordance with local regulations, there will be no mask, vaccine or negative COVID test requirements to enter Rhythm N’ BAYFest. We do encourage everyone to keep best practices in mind at all times and take personal precautions that they are most comfortable with; i.e. wearing masks, getting tested or vaccinated.
Will there be security and medical staff onsite?
The safety of our guests is a top priority. Security and medical staff will be onsite.
Can I bring a chair …a blanket?
Foldable chairs and blankets are just a couple of things that are allowed. Here’s your complete list.

Allowed Items List

  • Blankets
  • Foldable chairs
  • Regular-sized or unframed backpacks
  • Empty, refillable plastic or aluminum bottles, & Camelbaks
  • Binoculars
  • Bags and strollers are allowed but will be searched thoroughly.
  • Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes
  • Deodorant, sunscreen & non-aerosol bug spray
  • Hula hoops 
  • Personal umbrellas only; anything larger than an umbrella that accommodates 2 people will not be allowed.
  • Good Vibes

*All items are subject to search and the Prohibited Items List is subject to change.*

What is not permitted ?

Prohibited Items List

  • Outside food or beverage items
  • Alcohol or flasks
  • Ice or ice packs
  • Coolers
  • Glass containers
  • Tables
  • Illegal substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
  • Any of these items that are deemed unsafe or inappropriate, or are being used for purposes other than intended, may be confiscated on-site
  • Illegal or unauthorized vending
  • Knives or weapons of any kind
  • Professional photo, video, or audio recording devices without prior approval
  • Professional video or audio recording devices without prior approval
  • Drones, UAVs, or UFOs
  • Lasers or light pointers
  • Animals or pets (except registered service animals that assist people with disabilities. Please contact us in advance the Rhythm N’ BAYFest team in advance.)
  • Flammable lanterns or fire of any kind
  • Fireworks or any types of explosives
  • Skateboards, scooters or personalize motor vehicles
  • Bicycles inside the festival grounds
  • Tents or canopies
  • Wagons or carts of any type
  • Chains, chain wallets, or spiked jewelry
  • Instruments, megaphones, horns, or noisemakers
  • Soliciting
  • Pepper spray
  • Spray paint, large markers
  • Bad Vibes

*All items are subject to search and the Prohibited Items List is subject to change.*

Can I purchase tickets onsite?
Yes, tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the festival but are subject to increase.
How can I become a sponsor or a vendor?

Please email us at info@rhythmnbayfest.com with the subject line “sponsor” or “vendor” depending on your interest.

Join the celebration

In addition to throwing a great party, this is an opportunity to educate a captive audience on the history of St. Pete, community resources, and other opportunities that may be available to them. This is also an opportunity for us to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit iCare About Me, Inc.

Launched in 2008, iCAM’s mission is “To increase the self-esteem and self-worth of today’s youth”. The non-profit powers programs like Hip Hop Study Hall, a hands-on learning initiative that utilizes the exploration of careers in the Hip Hop industry to inspire youth.

Rhythm N’ BAYFest organizers will also use this platform to give greater visibility to programs and much needed resources available to the target audience. (i.e. Health, Housing, Financial Education, etc.)


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