St. Pete's Copper Shaker hosts fundraiser for bartender who lost his leg in car accident

Get drunk for charity.


Next week, The Copper Shaker family bands together to help raise money for its dear friend Adrian Langford—a popular Tampa Bay bartender and victim of a terrible accident.

Last month in Sarasota, Langford tragically lost his leg after getting hit by an 87 year-old man who lost control of his car.

To help, the downtown St. Pete bar—located at 169 1st Ave N., just a two-minute walk from Jannus Live—is throwing a March 9 fundraiser where proceeds will be donated to help Langford recover from his injuries.

This fundraiser is co-sponsored by United States Bartenders Guild’s Tampa Bay chapter and features 12 of the area’s best bartenders mixing, shaking and serving a series of classic cocktails in support of Langford. There will also be live music—although the musicians have yet to be announced—as well as raffle baskets stuffed with Yeti swag, rare bottles of spirits, and gift cards. 

If you’d like to donate directly to Langford, head to his GoFundMe page. Over $12,000 has already been raised for his medical bills, physical therapy and a prosthetic leg—so head to the Copper Shaker this Monday and help him meet his goal. 

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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