Jon Arterton, co-founder of all-gay acapella group The Flirtations, sings in St. Pete this weekend

James Mack, founder of St. Pete's One City Chorus, will be there, too.

click to enlarge The Flirtations - Photo via Fleming Tamulevich & Associates
Photo via Fleming Tamulevich & Associates
The Flirtations
Let’s be real: In recent years, it has gradually become harder and harder to consider church a safe place to be who you really are, especially in a post-Trump America. The Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, on the other hand, welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds, and genuinely wouldn’t dare turn away members of the LGBTQ+ community, including drag queens and transgender individuals.

Still skeptical?

Jon Arterton—who co-founded The Flirtations, an all-gay a cappella group that appeared in 1993’s “Philadelphia”—and his husband James Mack—a former New York fashionista—established St. Pete’s One City Chorus in 2016; the two will showcase a rare performance together this weekend at the church. Backing them will be pianist Aaron Cassette and singer Todd Wellman.

Tickets to see Jon Arterton and James Back play Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg on Sunday, May 14 are still available and start at $20. Subscribe to Creative Loafing newsletters.

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Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.
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