Straz Center’s ‘Live & Local’ series kickstarts 2021 run this weekend on downtown Tampa Riverwalk

Straz’s Riverwalk stage will host free live music every Friday and Saturday through at least Feb. 6.

click to enlarge Eden Shireen, who plays the Riverwalk Stage at David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida on Jan. 8, 2021. - edenshireenmusic/Facebook
Eden Shireen, who plays the Riverwalk Stage at David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida on Jan. 8, 2021.

Downtown Tampa’s Straz Center is creeping back into some normalcy—or whatever that means these days—with new dates and artists lined up for its “Live and Local” series.

Singer-songwriters Eden Shireen and Frankie Raye kick off the outside no-cover show series Friday and Saturday, respectively. The run currently has talent booked into February, with Jesse Byer, Chris Flowers, Jariah Higgins and John McRae all scheduled to perform.

Food and drink will be available on site to purchase, and Straz Center is super serious, as they should be, about keeping you and its staff safe. The long list of COVID-19 protocols includes a mask requirement that forbids neck gaiters or bandanas and a temperature check upon entry.

Live & Local. Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 6. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. No cover. Riverwalk Stage at David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa.

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

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