CLEARWATER, Fla. – Live jazz will be the soundtrack for the return of the popular “Shopping with a Vibe” market Saturday, April 23 from 3 to 8 p.m., at Walter C. Campbell Park in North Greenwood.
The market, in collaboration with the Clearwater Urban Leadership Coalition and the city of Clearwater, presents “Jazz on the Grass”, an event that will bring vendors from all over the region for a one-of-a-kind shopping and entertainment experience in Clearwater.
Enjoy live entertainment, including music by DJ Put’Em Up, games, foodie competitions, arts and crafts, line dancing, bounce houses and some of the best food in town.
Renee Edwards, founder of “Shopping with a Vibe” and the popular regional “Saturday Morning Shoppe” market, partners with the Clearwater Urban Leadership Coalition to provide economic development opportunities to the community, with a strong focus on minority and women-owned businesses.
The growth of the “Saturday Morning Shoppe” has been remarkable, making its mark in cities nationwide including St. Petersburg, Tampa, Miami, Atlanta and this year in Washington D.C. Building on that success, Edwards launched the afternoon/evening market “Shopping with a Vibe” in Clearwater.
“Our first two events were so successful that we are incredibly excited to bring our third event to North Greenwood,” Edwards said.
A unique component of Edwards’ work is the Saturday Morning Shoppe Vendor Academy which allows vendors the opportunity to participate in a four-week training focused on improved marketing and social media strategies, exceptional customer service, licensing, and other business best practices.
Edwards also praised the market’s partnership with the Clearwater Urban Leadership Coalition, a non-profit collaborative network of business owners, community organizations and individuals who joined together in 2019 to revitalize a community through the creation of a Community Redevelopment Area in North Greenwood, and nearby neighborhoods.
Bringing minority and women-owned businesses to the forefront is a passion for Edwards. She has been featured in the New York Times and local media regarding her efforts: Starting a Business With Your 401(k)? Be Careful. – The New York Times (nytimes.com); Saturday Morning Shoppe gives big boost to small business (abcactionnews.com). Edwards has also partnered with the Tampa Bay Rays: Saturday Morning Shoppe finds success in South St. Pete (abcactionnews.com)
For more information on the upcoming event in Clearwater, visit: satmorningshoppe.com.