Smooth jazz, gospel lead lineup this weekend at Tampa's Uptown Music Festival

Kim Waters, Nathan Mitchell and Grammy-winner José Valentino are on the bill.

Photo by Kassidy Rae Photography via jazmin.ghent/Facebook
Jazmin Ghent
Tampa Bay smooth jazz and gospel fans might want to think about going uptown this weekend.

Starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, Tampa’s University Area Community Development Corporation stages the Uptown Music Festival, an annual, family-friendly concert and art market.

This year, festivitie are built on top of a musical lineup heavy on the smooth jazz and rife with names that’ve won Latin Grammys and Emmys (José Valentino), NAACP Image Awards (Nathan Mitchell) and brought down venues across the world with straight up gospel (Jazmin Ghent).

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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