The first annual Backlot Wine & Beer Weekend happens this month in St. Petersburg

Local bands Hot Tonic Orchestra and The Spazmatics will provide the tunage.

click to enlarge Hot Tonic Orchestra which plays the 'Backlot Wine & Beer Weekend' this month in St. Petersburg, Florida. - PHOTO VIA HOT TONIC / FACEBOOK
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Hot Tonic Orchestra which plays the 'Backlot Wine & Beer Weekend' this month in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Craft beer and wine are the stars of 3 Sheets Events' debut party, which happens in St. Petersburg's Warehouse Arts District later this month.

Taking place in the empty lot at 2100 3rd Ave. S—located between 3 Daughters Brewing and the Morean Center for Clay's train station—the aptly-named Backlot Wine & Beer Weekend happens Friday-Saturday, May 20-21.

The lively jazz band Hot Tonic Orchestra headlines Friday’s “Wine & Jazz” event, while '80s cover band The Spazmatics provides high-energy tunes for Saturday’s “Beer Fest.”

Friday’s festivities run from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. while Saturday’s event happens from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

General admission tickets run for $55—which includes unlimited samples of beer or wine—and can be found on VIP tickets are also available and will get you early entry and VIP-only food, or you can snag a weekend pass if you want access to both days of drinking.

In addition to unlimited sips and live music, there will also be food trucks and local vendors on site.

A portion of ticket sales will benefit two local charities, Hero to a Child and Operation Craft Brew Deployment, according to a press release.

This inaugural event is organized by the newly-formed events company 3 Sheets Events, which is affiliated with popular 3 Daughters Brewing, as the two businesses share a principal address.

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