First Friday returns on August 5th, so it will be a very hot First Friday. As always, the party starts at 5 pm on Central Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street, and Dark Horse will be performing live on the Big Sea stage. Dark Horse blends country with southern rock and has been on the Tampa Bay music scene for close to fifteen years. First Friday in the middle of summer means it will be a hot First Friday, with temperatures in the low to middle 90’s at kickoff time. Official website can be found here.
As always, we caution you about drinking and driving. The police are always out in force for the First Friday festivities, and getting away with buzzed driving will be tough to do. It’s just not worth the risk, with Downtown Yellow Taxi just a phone call away. You can avoid all the parking hassles and the sketchy rideshare guys with their hokey surge pricing, and go with the pros for a safe and economical price. Even if you live close to downtown, who wants to walk to this hot First Friday? Beat the heat and humidity and call us today at 727 379-4440, and save our number in your phone so you will always have your ride at your fingertips.
Thursday, August 4th
Hiram Hazley + Le Jazz Trio w/ Special Guest Gloria West at Ruby’s Elixir 7 pm
Maxwell at Ruth Eckerd Hall 7:30 pm
Urban gypsies of Florida duo. Barney & Leta at The Ale and The Witch 8:30 pm
Friday, August 5th
The Ries Brothers at The Ale and The Witch 7 pm
Pirate Flag at Jannus Live 8 pm
Saturday, August 6th
Helstar w/ Omen Avenging Benji, Teer, and Arakara at the State Theater 7 pm
Uncle Johns Band at The Ale and The Witch 8 pm
Sunday August 7th
Audiotopsy Cypher Machine, A(k)new, Kadaver Dolls, Meatspace at the State Theater 6 pm
Ajeva w/ Special Guest Chris Walker at Ruby’s Elixir 8 pm