Tampa Shuffle celebrates three-year anniversary with free outdoor concert on Saturday

Music starts at 4 p.m. after a morning of the ‘Shufflea’ market.

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This Best of the Bay-winning vagina-forward bar’s anniversary is naturally during Women’s History Month, and a no-cover all-day party starts with a “Shufflea” market at noon. The celebration continues with an outside concert featuring a multi-genre who’s who of the Tampa Bay music scene.

After a day of pop-up vendors, music starts at 4 p.m. with rapper Mike Mass, fusion outfit Katara Trio (pictured in part above), reggae scene totem Tribal Style, beach bar favorite Sunsetters, Americana hero Will Quinlan, songwriter Josh Reilly, The Melan Sea (“Cello,guitar and bass, free to float wherever the waters take them”), and DJ Wally Rios on the backyard stage.

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Owners Danielle O’Connor and Jennifer Evanchyk should not just be celebrated for running a small business in normal times, but also for staying afloat during pandemic days. Over the last three years, Shuffle supported local veterans, provided a stage for both up-and-coming and established musicians and artists. Over the last year Shuffle even started proverbially fighting anti-mask asshats, too.

Like always, shuffleboard will be available to play throughout the event; just keep your tangs up, don’t walk on the courts and wear a mask. The Safe and Sound event states, “For the safety of all our patrons, musicians and staff, masks are required when not eating, drinking, performing or seated.” If you have a problem with that, stay home.

Shuffle 3-year anniversary w/Katara Trio/Tribal Style/Sunsetters/Will Quinlan/Josh Reilly/The Melan Sea/Dj Wally Rios Saturday, March 20, 4 p.m. Shuffle, Tampa. More information on social media event page.

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

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Stephanie Powers

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