Tampa Chillounge Night brings the party to Downtown Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park

Saturday, April 16, the 2nd Annual Tampa Chillounge Night brought a night of live entertainment, socializing and fashion to the grounds of Curtis Hixon Park.

The party was decorated with South Beach resort-style furniture for guests to mingle and chat. Food vendors and cash bars were located throughout the crowds to provide the party with refreshments all evening.

An estimated total of 2,000 guests attended the event.

Entertainment on the main stage included singing, dancing and a mix of high-energy funk and R&B music provided by AJ & the Automatics.

A Brazilian samba parade also spread across the stage with dancers from Unidos da Florida Samba School who, after dancing to fast-beat samba music, invited members of the audience onstage to show off their own moves.

The featured event of the evening, a fashion show produced by Icon B. Marketing & Publicity Group, began at 9 p.m. as scheduled and included the latest summer additions to three stores in the downtown Tampa area: The Hot Spot 813, Kit's Well-Dressed & Well-Heeled, and Urban Body Clothing.

"We're doing fashion forward clothing and beachwear," said Scott Moore, owner of Urban Body in Hyde Park.

Urban Body provided the only line of men's clothing for the evening, though the store has recently added women's clothing for the first time in 11 years.

Styles seen in the fashion show ranged from summer swimwear to formal evening gowns and were shown by models from the Benz Model and Talent Agency of Tampa.

Tampa Chillounge Night benefitted the Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc., an organization that supports the Bay area community through arts and crafts programs for inner city children, field trips for senior citizens and people with disabilities, and community center and playground equipment donations.

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