Straz Center kicks off 2021 ‘Remix’ series with celebration of Black history

UPDATE: A tribute to the Black national anthem ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ happens on Feb. 26.

click to enlarge Straz Center kicks off 2021 ‘Remix’ series with celebration of Black history

So far, thanks to the whole new president thing and the Bucs being in the Super Bowl (super-spreader celebrations aside), 2021 is already off to a decent start.

The Straz Center is doing its part, too, thanks to the recent rollout of new in-person shows on its Riverwalk Stage. Arts Legacy Remix is the newest series of monthly shows, each focusing on a different culture and theme starting with Feb. 19’s night of tribute to the Black National Anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

UPDATE: This has been rescheduled, according to the Straz Center, which wrote that, "Due to expected inclement weather, Arts Legacy REMIX: Lift Every Voice & Sing has been rescheduled. Existing tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date. Existing ticket holders who cannot attend the new date should write an email to [email protected] to receive a credit on-account, request a refund or donate to their ticket funds to The Straz."

Shows celebrating Latinx heritage, central and eastern Europe, and jazz-with a performance by the Straz High School Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra-continue through May.

Though the shows are free, you will need to pay a $3.90 processing fee to reserve a spot. Tickets are sold individually or in pairs, and there are some four-person tables available, so it might take some coordination on your part if you want to sit with more than one friend. Covid precautions are strong at the Straz, so be prepared for a health screening, temperature check and a proper mask (no neck gaiters).

If you can’t make it, but feel like donating to their Raise the Curtain recovery fund you can do so via

Arts Legacy Remix, Fridays starting Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. $3.90 fee. Straz Center for the Performing Arts,

See a list of Tampa Bay’s “Safe & Sound” live music venues here.

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