Bay Area Arts & Music Organization, Inc. (BAAMO) is dedicated to promoting Tampa Bay’s music and art to the rest of the country and the world.

Since 2003, BAAMO has hosted the Florida Bandango, an unofficial showcase of Tampa Bay music and musicians held on the first afternoon of the world famous South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference in Austin, Texas.

Other projects include producing compilation CD’s featuring Tampa Bay talent and distributing this music to non-commercial and college radio stations across North America and Europe, and organizing various fund-raising concerts.

BAAMO received 501(c)3 status from the IRS in June, 2005, making us an official not-for-profit corporation in the State of Florida. We are honored by donations of time and talent from CPAs, attorneys, and other professionals able to help us achieve our goals.

For more info, here’s a Power Point presentation on BAAMO and our work.