Black Music Month ‘String & Art Fest’ on the Deuces –

ST. PETERSBURG — In celebration of Black Music Month, this Saturday, June 18 at 4 p.m., Echambliss.Artist presents String & Art Fest, an afternoon featuring multi-instrumentalist Hiram Hazley and artwork on a theme music from local artists.

The event will be held at Seven C Music, 535 22nd St. S, St. Pete, and will include a string music performance, a tribute to black music composers through videos, audience discussions and an exhibition of visual art from the Midtown community.

“The goal of this event is to integrate a variety of art forms to encourage new cultural experiences for both audiences and performers while celebrating Black Music Month, said Elaine Chambliss.

Hazley, an all-around musician, vocalist, electric and upright bassist and keyboard player, was a member of the fabulous Buddy Miles Express (the drummer for Jimi Hendrix) and legendary 50’s band, “The Impressions”.

Hazley is the Principal and Instructor of Hazley Music School. He also produces music and teaches music production at Hazley Studio and Productions. He currently performs in the Tampa Bay area with his bands Magic & Fencewalk (both “dance” bands), Le Jazz (live jazz) and is artist-in-residence at Ruby’s Elixir in downtown St. Petersburg.

Chambliss (Echambliss.Artist) has moved from the technical field of computer-aided drawing in civil engineering to that of a visual artist. In addition to painting and selling her art, she is a member of the City of St. Petersburg Arts Advisory Board and partners with other organizations to “promote strength, share heritage, and encourage growth.”

The music festival is this Saturday, June 18 at 4 p.m. Admission is $10.

The event is sponsored by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the City of St. Petersburg Pinellas with additional sponsorship from Pinellas Diaspora Arts Project, The Deuces Live, The [email protected] and Empact Solutions .

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