UPDATED 5/21 12:30 p.m.
Emo Night Tampa is now old enough to make its parents nervous about a pre-school entrance exam. To celebrate, organizers and Pabst Sound Society are expanding a free anniversary party into a three-day, two-venue affair that is one of Tampa Bay’s best summer concert events.
Night one of the four-year anniversary weekend happens on Friday, May 31 when two bands and a long-running Emo Night friend (Photo Fire, Fast Talkers and DJ Cub) team up to provide the soundtrack during The Bricks’ emo-inspired art show featuring over two dozen local visual artists. The party continues on Saturday, June 1 with a concert and DJ night featuring Boston Marriage, Expert Timing and Emo Night curators Crate Bros., but the big get for the weekend is a Sunday night show featuring Orlando indie-pop favorite Sales and Miami producer Millionyoung.
The Sunday show finds Emo Night taking the festivities to Tampa’s NoHo district where design studio Pep Rally Inc. will host the ticketed, but free-to-attend gig from two of Florida’s most sought after young acts. Registration is required to get tickets for the 21 & up. A list of FAQs (tl;dr: you probably want to Uber, and everyone needs a ticket to get in) and more information is available on eventbrite.com. Additional details are available on emonighttampa.com.