St. Pete’s monthly Art & Soul event moves to the Manhattan Casino on Friday

Scxtt Aye is among the acts performing on Feb. 4.

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Scxtt Aye
Good news, soul music fans: After a year-long break, St. Pete’s monthly R&B music celebration is coming back stronger than ever—and in a new capacity, no less.

Iberian Rooster once played host to Art & Soul, but for the majority of five years, beloved Hideaway Cafe hosted Left Lane Entertainment’s celebration of grassroots, soul, and R&B music. But with the Hideaway on its last legs at its current location, you’ll now have to head around the corner to the Historic Manhattan Casino Event Hall—located on 22nd Street less than a mile away—to get your dose of local names that deserve far more exposure than received.
What makes it historic? The venue was a hotspot during the segregation era, and artists on the level of Louis Armstrong have graced the 97-year old stage. That’s what. More recently, it’s become a go-to southside food hall for all of St. Petersburg.

Among those ringing the show back in on Friday, Feb. 4 will be rapper Scxtt Aye, soul singer Shelby Sol, R&B trio The New Groove, and neo-soul quartet Venus Bleu—all based in Tampa Bay.
Tickets for the return of Art & Soul are still available, and start at $15. Don’t be shy, and of course, tell a friend to bring a friend.

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Josh Bradley

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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