Best Outdoor Music Series

Critics' Pick

Rock the Park 

With an average attendance that swells exponentially with each installment, this free first-Thursday-of-every-month concert series showcases why Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is the crown jewel of downtown Tampa. The University of Tampa minarets glisten on the horizon and Leo Villareal’s incandescent light installation illuminates both the Tampa Museum of Art and the concert-goers enjoying the idyllic view of the Hillsborough River, all while Rock The Park presents a live music lineup as refreshing and entertaining as it is eclectic.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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