Et Cultura Festival returns to St. Petersburg for another five-day immersive experience, celebrating music, film and art. The festival boasts an exciting and genre-diverse lineup, including Slowdive, Cloud Nothings, Waxahatchee, Talib Kweli, Son Volt, The Budos Band, The Coathangers, Ought and Florida’s own folk-rockers Have Gun, Will Travel. Et Cultura St. Pete will also be hosting plenty of panels, including the recently added Live Well panel, featuring some of the best speakers on plant-based diets coming together for a one-night event.
Covering every possible music genre, bands will be performing in some of St. Pete’s most historic music venues from November 15-19. Festivalgoers will also get to experience local art and films, in addition to St. Pete’s local attractions, like the Salvador Dali Museum. Et Cultura St. Pete strives to unite artists, philosophers and innovators through these artistic mediums. The hope is that through art, new conversations will spark creativity and growth in the community.
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Following last year’s hugely successful start, this five-day immersive event is on a mission in 2017. Spotlighting creative and innovative cultures that are coursing through the street-lined waterfront of St. Petersburg, Et Cultura St. Pete invites the world to inspire, collaborate, and discover. The goal is to foster conversations with audiences, the community, and the contributing artists while providing a supportive environment for learning through film, music, art, and interactive sessions. Et Cultura St. Pete is a creative signature event that encourages new avenues for innovating thinking, exciting collaborations and unique experiences – to make an indelible mark in the minds of all who come to see what Et Cultura St. Pete and the city itself are all about.
EtC StP Interactive has partnered with the Open Partnership Education Network (OPEN) to design a series of Themed interactive experiences that bring next level thought leaders and nationally recognized speakers to the festival around the themes of LIVE WELL, FUTURE CITY, SEEDS, RAD SCHOOLS. These Themed events are the launching point for year around OPEN events and discussions in St. Petersburg that will engage, entertain, spur discussion and create an opportunity for fresh ideas, collaboration and action.
EtC StP MUSIC rings out from several of St Pete’s Musical Landmarks including Jannus Live, The State Theatre and bars/music venues throughout downtown and up Central Ave with a combination of national, regional and local music touching almost every music genre over the 5 day event!
EtC StP FILM is a chance to discover new people, places and ideas brought to life by the imagination and dedication of the independent filmmakers. Programmed with growing global obsession with short films and documentaries in mind, our festival is designed to take you on a journey while creating an inclusive environment where filmmakers and audiences can come together during post film discussions and Q&A sessions.
EtC StP ART pop ups of varying mediums including Projections Mapping, Photography, Graphic Arts and more are curated by St. Petersburg Arts and Culture businesses and feature not only local artists, but artists from across the country. The Pop Up Makers Market anchors the weekend events and showcases the local, regional and even national makers selling handmade, vintage and curated wares.