St. Pete's Hideaway Cafe stages anniversary and final concert on Saturday

Lucky no. 13, we guess.

click to enlarge Hideaway Cafe owner John Kelly hopes to spend next month moving into what he hopes is a new location for the beloved St. Petersburg, Florida listening room. - PHOTO BY DAVE DECKER
Photo by Dave Decker
Hideaway Cafe owner John Kelly hopes to spend next month moving into what he hopes is a new location for the beloved St. Petersburg, Florida listening room.
Five months ago, John Kelly was unsure about how many days Hideaway Cafe—his beloved St. Petersburg listening room—had left on Central Ave.

He finally has an answer. Saturday is both the 13th anniversary and final day Hideaway Cafe will open its doors at the corner of Central Avenue and 18th Street.

Kelly hopes to spend next month moving into what he hopes is a new location, but in the meantime he’s tapped some of Tampa Bay’s best songwriters to play both inside and outside during a nearly 12-hour, no-cover party that starts at 12:30 p.m.

See a schedule below.

Hideaway Cafe Anniversary and Farewell concert schedule
  • 12:30 p.m. Not broken yet
  • 1 p.m. Gypsy Wind
  • 2 p.m. Devin Neel
  • 3 p.m. Boho Sideshow (outside)
  • 4:30 p.m. Ben Rogers
  • 5 p.m. Rebekah Pulley
  • 5:45 p.m. Gale Trippsmith
  • 6:30 p.m. Mercy McCoy
  • 7:15 p.m. John Kelly
  • 8 p.m. Kid Royal Band
  • 9 p.m. Kirk Adams

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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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