‘Bloom on Franklin’ block party brings music and art to downtown Tampa on Friday

The Fourth Friday affair is the perfect outdoor summer event.

click to enlarge Peace Cult, which plays 'Bloom on Franklin' in Tampa, Florida on May 27, 2021. - peacecultband/Instagram
Peace Cult, which plays 'Bloom on Franklin' in Tampa, Florida on May 27, 2021.

Bloom on Franklin is the new fourth Friday art and music block party along the businesses just north of Tampa’s downtown, near the intersection of Kay and Franklin Streets. Curated in part by the gallery Mergeculture, the night offers an “Art Sessions Drink and Draw” with DJ Blenda providing the soundtrack.

This month, music is lined up by Wave Theory and Brokenmold Entertainment includes DJs and bands like indie-rock outfit Peace Cult. Mike Mass hosts a freestyle battle, so bring your rhymes if you got ‘em, and of course there’s art, this time from Strange Cat Toys. Food pop-ups from Good Fortune Baby and Red Hot Barbeque provide the noshes.

The event is free, but Mergeculture is asking for a donation, so be kind with your wallet. We need art to get us through life.

Bloom on Franklin Art & Entertainment Walk: Peace Cult w/Sintell/Perf/Lilith/DJ Wally Rios/DJ Qeys/Wave Theory. Friday, May 28, 6 p.m. Donation. Mergeculture, Tampa. eventbrite.com

See a list of Tampa “Safe & Sound” live music venues here.

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