Et Cultura – St. Petersburg Florida’s Best Kept Secret

Et Cultura is the Lollapalooza of St. Petersburg Florida with music, film, and art. The five-day event took over several venues in St. Pete with a wide spectrum of music. What makes Et Cultura special, is the intimate venues and after shows.

Here is just a small sample of the music from the festival.


Ought is a post-punk band from Montreal, Canada.
Members: Tim Darcy; Matt May; Ben Stidworthy; Tim Keen

Cloud Nothings

Cloud Nothings is an American indie rock band from Cleveland, Ohio, founded by singer-songwriter Dylan Baldi. It currently consists of lead singer and guitarist Baldi, drummer Jayson Gerycz, bassist TJ Duke, and guitarist Chris Brown.

The Budos Band

The Budos Band is a 70’s psychedelic instrumental band, consiting of nine members.
Jared Tankel – baritone saxophone
Thomas Brenneck – electric guitar
John Carbonella Jr. – congas, drums
Mike Deller – organ
Daniel Foder – bass guitar
Andrew Greene – trumpet
Rob Lombardo – bongos, congas
Brian Profilio – drums
Dame Rodriguez – percussion


Slowdive are an English rock band known for their shoegazing tones. The band was togther from 1989–1995 and went on a 19-year hiatous and has been touring for the past 3 years.

Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli Greene is an American hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur, and social activist. Kweli earned recognition early on through his collaboration with fellow Brooklyn rapper Mos Def, when they formed the group Black Star.

NIKO IS preformed in the clip below with Kweli.

If there was one drawback to Et Cultura, the crwod size was not great on Friday night. As someone who enjoyed the festival and would like to see it grow and continue, Et Cultura is going to need to increase attendance next year.

Did you attend Et Cultura 2017? Tell me about your experience in the comment section below.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.