Say cheers, Tampa, because international recording artist Deborah Cox is performing in the Sunshine City. The prolific performer will headline METRO Inclusive Health’s annual cocktail party, which takes place on November 9, benefiting the non-profit organization’s LGBTQ+ programming.
The Grammy-nominated singer held the record for the longest-running #1 R&B single, Nobody’s Supposed to be Here, a well-known anthem for the LGBTQ community.
Raising funds for essential LGBTQ+ programs
Why is the cocktail party imperative to METRO Inclusive Health? The event provides funding for the essential health and wellbeing services provided to the LGBTQ+ and ally communities. Included within the organization’s mission are dozens of unfunded community programs offered to the LGBTQ+ community, including youth and seniors, at little to no cost.
“As one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States, demand for community programs has continued to grow,” said CEO Lorraine Langlois. “We serve a vital need in fulfilling that sense of community among our seniors as well helping the youngest of our LGBTQ+ community deal with the challenges of coming out, often within conservative households.”
To be held in Grand Hall of new Ybor City headquarters
What makes this year’s event so special is that it will take place inside the Grand Hall at METRO Inclusive Health’s newly renovated 47,000-square-foot at the historic German American Club in Ybor City.
Want to meet Deborah Cox? A select number of “Producer Level” tickets are available that include a meet and greet with the star and preferred seating during her performance.
Helping serving individuals with HIV in Pinellas and Hillsborough
A new generation of HIV diagnosis are hitting the Tampa Bay area, with Hillsborough and Pinellas identified by the CDC as two of the “most burdened counties” in the country. Having served over 27,000 individuals in 2018, METRO is on course to increase that number significantly in 2019.
Tickets start at $60 per person and include open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a brief ceremony followed by an up close and personal 30-minute performance by Deborah Cox.
When: Saturday, November 9, 7pm-midnight
Where: German American Club, 2105 North Nebraska Avenue, Ybor City
Cost: Tickets start at $60 per person