The Heights Unites Music & Arts Festival is an annual event is a partnership between the South Seminole Heights Civic Association and Brew Bus Brewing to raise awareness about local and regional bands and artists!
The Heights Unites Music & Arts Festival is making a return to Seminole Heights on February 22, 2020. The event, which have proven to be a successful collaboration between the South Seminole Heights Civic Association (SSHCA) and Brew Bus Brewing, will welcome 13 local and regional bands to perform throughout the day on an outdoor stage and more intimate indoor stage. Additionally, 25 specially selected artists, showcasing a variety of mediums, will be invited to exhibit and sell their work to the expected audience of over 1,500.
Heights Unites, as it’s often called, started 3 years ago after the local neighborhood association realized there was a need to bring together and unite the community after tragic events struck the area. The event has now grown into much more than that, raising funds to support community improvement projects in South Seminole Heights and funding a commitment by both Brew Bus and the SSHCA to endow a $25k scholarship fund that would pay out annually to a Hillsborough High School student attending USF. In total the event has raised nearly $20k towards those efforts and the organizers hope to double that number this year.
“Heights Unites has always been about bringing out community together for good,” said Stephen Lytle, SSHCA President, “Now it is one of the most anticipated events in the community each year and it’s great to see everyone having so much fun and helping great causes.”
Each year Heights Unites strives to provide an artistic element to the event that involves those attending. The initial year featured a live mural painting of “Heights Unites” and last year there were interactive art installations attendees could contribute to. This year, festival goers will help select 9 designs that will be added to the Seminole Heights Street Art Trail. The project, a pilot program last year, commissions artists to repurpose stormwater inlets in the community into art installations. There is currently a call for artists to submit designs and those selected at the event will receive $850 for their work. There is a separate call for artists for their annual poster competition in which the selected winner will receive $500 and premier exhibitor space at the event.
Tickets can be purchased at www.heightsunites.com.
Free for children 12 and under.
$20 for General Admission tickets until 2/21/20.
$25 for General Admission tickets day of the event. 2/22/20.
Tickets available at www.heightsunites.com.