NEON Retrofest 2023
Hotel Alba, the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, 5303 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609
https://neonflorida.com A Long-Awaited Return
NEON 2018 took place in Rhode Island, and NEON 2020 was scheduled to repeat it. Due to reasons of which everyone reading this is already aware, we were forced to cancel NEON 2020, which devastated the business for an extended length of time. The silver lining of this dark period in our evolution was that it prompted us to relocate to Florida—a state much better-suited to event-planning, and a location that is already an international destination for millions around the globe each year. Beyond the logistical benefits, Florida's lush tropical nature, vibrant sunsets, foliage, pristine endless beaches, and deco architecture, as well as the art and design movements taking place there in the mid-to-late 20th century, were what defined the look and feel of the 1980s via popular media like Miami Vice. We actually believe that NEON itself wanted to be here.
Velocity 128 is onstage Saturday, April 15th but we'll be at the festival all weekend long. Say hi!
$35, $40, $45, $105 or $135 (multi-day passes available)