Alchemy Fest 2015



10th Annual Celebration of Music, Art, Magic and Mother Earth!

Alchemy Fest 10 (presented by Financial Services for Florida) is a family­-friendly event featuring live music, interactive arts and crafts, food, an organic vendor marketplace, kids games and activities, dance performances, yoga, meditation, workshops, magic and more! Bring the whole family and enjoy a beautiful day packed with music, art, education and fun!

This year’s event will feature:

  • Zulu Wave
  • UNRB
  • Ronnie Dee and The Superstars
  • Rebecca Zapen
  • Camille Dupree and Broken Fetters
  • Kirtan with Shankh and Friends
  • Rampello Pirates Steel Drum Band
  • Opening ceremony featuring Inward Spiral
  • Dance performances by Marlowe Fairbanks, Caroline Hetake and Hoola Monsters
  • Live art by Marcile Powers

There will be seven “Transformation Stations” set up throughout the event. To be entered to win the grand prize, containing donations from our sponsors and vendors, attendees must visit all stations and submit their completed “Green Cards” before the end of the day.

This year’s vendors will include:

  • Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies
  • Balance and Bliss Ayurveda
  • Bejeweled Gifts From Mother Earth
  • Community Acupuncture
  • C-Ride Stand Up Paddleboards
  • Dr. Alison J. Kay
  • Feather Mama
  • Free Lovin’ Foodery
  • Gulfport Yoga
  • Gurus Sandals
  • Gypsy Guild
  • Halsatek Innovations
  • Hands4Hope, Inc.
  • Hartley Chiropractic and Elevation Health Office
  • Hoola Monsters
  • Mangia Gourmet
  • Mad Hatters Ethnobotanical Tea Bar
  • Mother Kombucha
  • NOMAD Art Bus
  • NYR Organic Health and Beauty
  • Poopy Doops
  • Sereniteas & Soothers
  • Shambhala of St. Petersburg
  • Simply KC
  • St. Pete Threads
  • Tree Dog Roots
  • USANA Health Sciences
  • Usborne Books & More
  • and even MORE!

What: Alchemy Fest 10 presented by Financial Services for Florida
When: Sunday, April 19; Noon – 6 p.m.
Where: Unity Campus, 460 46th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 33703
Who: Live music by Zulu Wave, UNRB, Ronnie Dee and The Superstars, Rebecca Zapen, Shankh and Friends, Inward Spiral, Rampello Pirates Steel Drum Band, plus dance performances by FLOW, live art by Marcile Powers and more.
Tickets: $10 in advance at, $15 at the door, Kids 10 and under FREE.
More Info: Parking available on 46th Ave. N., all ages, plenty of parking and restrooms, stroller and wheelchair-friendly


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Zulu Wave – St. Petersburg’s own Zulu Wave have been able to ride a brand of sonically lush, ruminating avant-pop into the national spotlight. They were bright spots on the bills of the 2012 CBGB Music Festival and CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, and Michael Barrow’s voice on songs like “Puppy Tails” is a calming force that plays sonic foil to the sharp and brusque psych-prog madness on cuts like “Skataful Lies.” Their new album Jagorilla is available on iTunes. (RIYL: Muse, Television, St. Vincent)


UNRB is a 7-piece band from St. Petersburg, FL. The band features an electric ukulele and a powerful 4-piece horn section that routinely switches instruments between songs. Their music touches nearly every genre including ska, rock, funk, blues, jazz, reggae, polka, even classical. Their high-energy shows, explosive sound and electrifying stage presence has quickly established UNRB as one of the premiere live acts in Tampa Bay. (RIYL: The Toasters, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish)


Ronnie Dee and The Super Stars – Fifth generation musician Ronnie Dee (Deeforce, Swingin’ Mooks, The Saturn 5, Gravy) has musical performance in his DNA. The son of million-selling artist Joey Dee (“The Peppermint Twist”), he now leads a family affair with The Super Stars, a band that effortlessly blends rock, soul and funk and features members of The Saturn 5, The Swingin Mooks, and The Greg Billings Band.  (RIYL: Fishbone, Bruno Mars, Jamiroquai)


Rebecca ZapenA third-generation musician in a family tree including players of violin, piano, double bass, guitar, and accordion, Rebecca Zapen has developed into a versatile performer: jazz crooner, classically-trained violinist, and award-winning multi-instrumentalist songwriter. Her formal violin studies began at age 3, and singing always came naturally. She graduated with honors from Florida State University, with degrees in Music and Biology, after falling in love with jazz and bossa nova. Past appearances include Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, and Florida Folk Festival. Zapen has been a musical guest on Public Radio International show Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know?, as well as being a featured soloist with the Hollywood Philharmonic Orchestra. (RIYL: Astrud Gilberto, The Cardigans)


Camille Dupree & Broken Fetters – Camille Dupree & Broken Fetters craft unique and universal musical stories about redemption, love, and family. They perform a blend of indie, folk and americana that explores themes of identity and youth. Their EP, Bohemians, and LP, Demand to Glow, are available online. CD&BF regularly perform on CBS Radio’s 99.5 WQYK with Grammy-winning hosts Dave and Veronica; have twice toured the southeast US and have played such festivals as Gasparilla Music Festival, Will McLean Festival, String Break and Southwest Florida Heritage Festival. (RIYL: Brandi Carlile, Mumford and Sons, Avett Brothers)


Kirtan with Shankh & Friends – Using the rich, traditional musical history of Shankh Lahiri’s cultural upbringing from India and comprised of all seasoned and professional western musicians, this unique band blends an authentic taste of Indian Kirtan with a fresh, western musical feel. ‘Shankh & Friends’ Kirtan is an unparalleled feast of integrative spiritual nourishment and delicious musicality. (RIYL: Ravi Shankar, Shakti, John McLaughlin)



PHOTOS and VIDEO from 2013
PHOTOS and VIDEO from 2014


We need to fill a variety of volunteer positions from ticketing and security to stage managers and raffle coordinators. If you’re interested in helping out and taking a shift, please e-mail our volunteer coordinator, Tanya Sharkey.


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