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BUFFYFEST: The Florida Björkistra

WHEN: September 23rd, 2017 @ 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM

COST: $18.00-$40.00 (varies)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Art Lovers, Creative Community

A creation of The Florida Björkestra, St. Petersburg’s artist community and the Palladium. Expect to be immersed in full Buffydom mood, myth and experience when the entirety of the Palladium will be transformed by not only the 12 band members and 8 vocalists of the massively talented, all-star Florida Björkestra, but also visual and spoken word artists, stage and interior scenics, and other iconic elements from the show. BUFFYFEST is an inspired multimedia event with musicians, artists, makers and cosplayers all cleverly rallying around the iconic Buffy The Vampire Slayer theme. HOUGH HALL, transformed to THE BRONZE – Throughout the run of Buffy, many great bands came through The Bronze, Sunnydale’s nightclub hangout on the bad side of town. “Songs From the Bronze” will feature music from iconic Buffy scenes covering tunes by Aimee Mann, Angie Hart, Michelle Branch, K’s Choice, Sarah McLachlan, The Sundays and Cibo Matto. A fully live performance of “Once More With Feeling” and other songs from the Buffyverse will be presented by the Florida Björkestra a 20-piece ensemble of 12 musicians and 8 vocalists. Along with the musicians, story elements that connect the songs together will be narrated and illustrated by published comic book artist J. Bricoe Allison whose art will be projected on a full size movie screen above the band. SIDE DOOR, transformed to THE MAGIC BOX – A curated space where local artists will present and sell their creations. Photo and signing opps with cast members and cosplayers will be available here. Dress up (or not). Channel your fave Buffy character (or not). Support the resurrection, bring your magic, return to the Buffyverse and join us for one special night as together we slay the Big Bad with otherworldly fun. Overestimate much? We don’t think so. Procrastinate much? Don’t wig out and wind up instead at “Guiltapalooza.” Overanalyze much? Get your tickets now. Duh. Come. Be neck deep in BUFFYFEST!

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