CALLING ALL SEAFOOD LOVERS TO THE 2ND ANNUAL HESS SELECT SOUTH BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Annual festival hits Miami Beach this October 2014, with additional new elements leading up to main event.

(Miami, FL) May 19, 2014—The 2nd Annual Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival, taking place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 1:00PM to 9:00 PM will feature only the very best of what South Florida has to offer in entertainment, wine & spirits, and of course, seafood! The producers of the event invite you to experience Miami in all its glory as you enjoy the countless varieties of culinary seafood delights.

The Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival is the brainchild of CI Management, a full service event management agency based here in South Florida. This dynamic team envisioned a major event featuring some of South Florida’s top seafood restaurants. The idea was to create an upscale dining experience on the beach, right on the sand. The consumer reaction to the first Hess Select South Beach Food Seafood Festival blew away the expectations of the event creators as over 6,500; seafood-crazed South Floridians supported the newest foodie event of the year, now considered a Miami staple. With the ocean as a backdrop, the energy and diversity Miami Beach is known for, delicious libations and cuisine, a perfect combination was created. The festivities will return this year with some great new satellite event additions throughout the festival week.

One year later, “CI” is bringing back The Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival, super-charged. The event will undoubtedly draw foodies, local celebrities, VIPs and the like with a week of events starting on Wednesday night. The festival received great support from the City of Miami Beach, a variety of national sponsors, and acclaimed weekend participating restaurants to include: A Fish Called Avalon, Tarpon Bend, RED The Steakhouse, Joe’s Stone Crab, City Hall, Park Central Cafe, CJ’s Crab Shack, Cibo Wine Bar, Poseidon Greek Restaurant & Outdoor Lounge, Smith & Wollensky, Catch Miami, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Miami, along with many more to be announced for the upcoming year.

The Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival guarantees to be a true fun in the sun event as guests can expect entertainment by live bands, cooking and mixology demonstrations,multiple full bars that will feature a variety of wines from entitlement partner, HESS SELECT, cocktails by local mixologists featuring Bacardi, Stoli, Tequila Herradura, and Gold Coast Beverages beer, to include Blue Moon, Peroni, American Cider, and Coors Light. Confirmedsponsorsto date also include: Premier Beverage, Goya, featuring a new on-site Goya Culinary Pavilion for All Access ticket holders, Range Rover, Equinox, Coca- Cola, Doctors Hospital, Walgreens, Arquitectonica, Flowers Baking Co., Nature’s Own, Metro Signs, 50 State Security, US Army, and SFM Services Inc.

The 2014 festival will benefit Community Initiatives Foundation, a501c3 nonprofit organization managed by CI Management (www.ci-mgt.com) & V2R Group (www.v2rgroup.com). With a mission to spread the word on philanthropy, as well as support programs, community initiatives and individuals in need of assistance, the Community Initiatives Foundation is used as the fiscal agent to professionals interested in raising significant funds for local, national and international organizations that align with our goals in the community. A beneficiary program of the festival developed by Community Initiatives Foundation will be the new EAT SMART CAMPAIGN, which is slated to begin in 2015 and implemented in many of our local schools in Miami-Dade County. For more information: http://www.cifoundation.org.

CI Managements invites you to become acquainted once again with everything that makes South Florida a paradise: Amazing seafood, sunny skies, and first rate beaches!

To purchase tickets to the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival and satellite events leading up to the main event please visit: www.sobeseafoodfest.com. Festival General admission tickets are available for $25, Seafood Lovers for $50 and Premier All Access for $150. Follow us! Facebook: Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival | Instagram: @SobeSeafoodFest | Twitter: @SobeSeafoodFest use HASHTAG: #SobeSeaFood