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Mama Guava and Ybor’s Guavaween Street Party with ‘Tonic’ and ‘EVE6′

By Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com
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Ybor City, Fla. (CBS Tampa) Mama Guava and her costumed followers will take the ‘bore’ out your weekend with Halloween Stumble Parade Saturday, October 29, 2011. Guavaween is Ybor City’s annual Halloween Street Party.

Starting at 3 p.m. Ybor City becomes a 21 and up costume street party. Party-goers will enjoy multiple outdoor concerts, Mama Guava’s Stumble Parade, costume contest, night clubs, restaurants, and over 50,000 people between the ages of 21-54 just looking to party in the ‘Big Guava’, that’s what Ybor City on Guavaween party watch is called. There’s even a New Orlean’s style bead throwing costume parade.

Headliners for the adults only concert Saturday night are two-time Grammy-nominated Tonic and Platinum and Gold Album selling EVE6.

Admission Prices:
Admission is $17 after 3pm on Saturday
Get your $12 advance tickets by click here.

Main Stage hosted by Play 98.7

tonic Mama Guava and Ybors Guavaween Street Party with Tonic and EVE6

Band "Tonic" (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

Tonic -  The band’s “Lemon Parade” album went  Platinum. They have a compilation CD out titled “A Casual Affair: the Best of Tonic”.

EVE6- A Platinum and Gold selling group, EVE6 is working on their fourth album that will be released in early 2012. Their “Inside Out” hit #1 on the U.S. Modern Rock Chart .

Centro Ybor Stage hosted by Q105

Coo Coo Ca Choo - A Tampa Bay favorite. The group is led by Rodney Justo, currently the lead singer for Atlanta Rhythm Section.

Halloween Express Stage

Scilter – A young band from “the hills” north of Tampa, Zephyrhills that is.

The Costume Contest will be at 10:00 PM.

All stages will have continuous music with station DJs, both before and after live sets. And of course, there will be a break at 8:00 PM for the return of the motorized-parade lead by Grand Marshall “Mama Guava.”

For the Official video clink on this lick and then the “Guava Girl” in the video window.

Parking:
Guavaween parking is at the Ft. Brooks or Tampa Port Authority parking garage. You can ride the TECO Line Streetcar System to Ybor.

The street-car hours are from 11:00 a.m until 2:00 a.m. on Saturday. A temporary end of the line will be in front of the trolley car-barn in Ybor from 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Exact change is required to purchase fare cards on-board the streetcar.

To save time you can purchase a $5.00 unlimited ride pass in advance. Call HART’s information line at (813) 254-4278, or go to this link.

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