The Wet Spot grand opening to welcome Deborah Cox, Cazwell and more

ABOVE: (L-R) Aiden Zhane, Deborah Cox and Cazwell. Photos via The Wet Spot/Facebook.

Updated 10/11/22. Following publication, The Wet Spot announced recording artist Dev and drag entertainer Hedda Lettuce would headline their grand opening event. 

ST. PETERSBURG | The Wet Spot Pool Bar and Day Club has announced new details about its grand opening, currently scheduled to welcome headlining acts Oct. 29-30.

The LGBTQ space first opened in June, located at the forthcoming Mari Jean Hotel which houses Cocktail, The Saint and more. It began selling memberships in July ahead of the completion of its pool.

The Wet Spot announced Sept. 1 that its grand opening party will coincide with COCK-O-Ween, a part of the second annual Halloween on Central.  The LGBTQ-inclusive spooktacular will shut down 22 blocks of St. Petersburg’s Grand Central District and Edge District for entertainment and festivities Oct. 30.

“This year we’re combining the celebration with the official grand opening of The Wet Spot,” organizers announced. “The Cock’d-N-Loaded stage will be located in The Wet Spot for the event on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 12 p.m.-9 p.m.”

Celebrated LGBTQ rapper Cazwell and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Aiden Zhane, who appeared on the reality competition’s 12th season, will headline. They will be joined by other special guests and local talent.

Before then, recording artist and LGBTQ advocate Deborah Cox will headline the venue’s grand opening Oct. 29 from 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

“COCK-O-Ween weekend is going to be one amazing weekend,” the venue promises.

The Wet Spot owner David Fischer reflected on his excitement about its grand opening earlier this year.

“We’re just trying to provide a space a safe space for people who want to enjoy themselves in St. Pete, whether they be from out of town or for people locally,” he told Watermark. “It’s going to be fun.”

Tickets are limited and available now. General admission is $20 and VIP begins at $100, with meet and greet availability. For additional details, to read more about each ticketing option and to purchase yours, click here.

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