I now know what it would take to pull me out of my self imposed blog break. That would be my favorite party of the year. The Summer of Rum Festival is back next Saturday, August 15th from noon to 11:00! This is seriously my favorite yearly event. And not just because I love my rum. Here’s my review of last year’s bash just to prove how much fun it was.
What would cause this to be not just a favorite but my VERY favorite? For one, it’s at the Cuban Club in Ybor. This means a photo worthy historical building AND not having to be outside in the heat the entire time. Because we can have lots of fun outside in the heat and all, but it’s also nice to not worry about finding a place in the shade so that you can melt a little bit slower. Plus, maybe it’s haunted.
Also, you know I’m all abut the music. And the booze, but mostly the music. Well, it depends on the moment but right this moment I’m sober and so giving music the one up. Summer of Rum means ska and reggae and generally island influenced music all the whole day long. And rum. Anyways… The Hip Abductors are the headline act and I’m particularly liking this song.
UNRB is scheduled again this year, so another yay.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfKkEhSqcSY?rel=0] Anyways, lets get back to the important stuff. The rum. There will be the big names like Captain Morgan and Malibu but check out some of the one’s I don’t know a thing about. Which means the festival will be a learning experience. Learning is good, right?
Black Heart Rum
They say “Blackheart is bold, brazen, risqué and cutthroat”. I don’t know, I haven’t met them but they certainly sound fun.
They have a spiced run with “hints of coconut” AND a coconut rum. Presumably with LOTS of coconut. I’m in.
I think they are just joking. Dolphins are never wicked. Maybe they mean wicked cool.
The excellent people who put on the Summer of Rum Festival gave me a couple of pairs of general admission tickets to giveaway. Want one? Just leave me a message below telling me why you want to go, what your favorite rum drink is, or just tell me you want the tickets. I’ll pick a winner Thursday the 13th, come back here to see the winners.
Oh, if you want to buy your tickets you can do that too. General admission tickets are $20 now or $25 at the door. Want all you can drink and access to the VIP areas? $85 now or $100 at the door. Of course you know at the door means if they don’t sell out…
I received two VIP tickets to The Tampa Bay Rum Festival in exchange for writing a review and this giveaway. As always, my opinions are all mine.