Symphonic Distribution taps national, local artists to curate a soundtrack for Tampa's downtown

Six public Spotify playlists want to add music to your Tampa Bay metropolitan lifestyle.

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click to enlarge Jinx, who is featured on a Rock The Park playlist curated by Symphonic Distribution. - Anthony Martino c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
Anthony Martino c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
Jinx, who is featured on a Rock The Park playlist curated by Symphonic Distribution.

Have you ever sat at Curtis Hixon Park and eaten three giant cheese pizza slices from Eddie & Sam's all by your lonesome?

Neither have we, but that activity, had it really happened, can now have a soundtrack.

Last week, Symphonic Distribution released six specially curated playlists as part of the eighth anniversary for downtown Tampa music series Rock The Park. The rollout is part of the Bay area digital distribution and marketing company's relationship with the nonprofit Tampa Downtown Partnership, which has a common goal of advancing Tampa’s downtown.

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“We are really excited to be partnering up with the Tampa Downtown Partnership and providing the soundtrack for downtown Tampa,” Janette Berrios, director of marketing for Symphonic, said in a release. “After moving our operations to the downtown area, we quickly realized that there is a great opportunity to connect this vibrant and dynamic area with the music that is being created in it."

The playlists — Yoga in the Park, Tampa Riverwalk Run, Zumba in the Park, Study Session and Pre-Game Party — feature scenes from downtown in their art, and the 35-cut Rock the Park playlist is made up of music by Bay area favorites like Dynasty, Someday River, Badda Skat, Jinx, FayRoy and many more.

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“The Tampa Downtown Partnership is honored to celebrate the eight-year anniversary of Rock the Park. This celebration means we’ve completed nearly 100 free concerts for the public to enjoy at Curtis Hixon Park," Shaun Drinkard, senior director of public programming and operations for the Tampa Downtown Partnership, said.

"The community gathering not only celebrates the local and regional music scene, but local food and businesses as well. One great example is our recent partnership with Symphonic Distribution which is headquartered in downtown Tampa and has offices in major music markets throughout the world."

Listen to that Rock the Park playlist below, and see the rest on the Tampa Downtown Partnership's Spotify page.

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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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