Tampa's 'Bloom On Franklin' block party now extends to downtown and includes a free shuttle

It goes down Friday, Sept. 23

click to enlarge Bloom on Franklin's Oceanic Trading Post. - Photo via bloomonfranklin/Facebook
Photo via bloomonfranklin/Facebook
Bloom on Franklin's Oceanic Trading Post.
True to its moniker, Tampa Heights' "Bloom On Franklin" party now extends further than it has before. What started as a pop-up market and art party around the Oceanic block is now a full-fledged blocks-party that runs more than half-a-mile from Franklin Street's "Yellow Brick Row" to Tampa Theatre.

This month's edition of Bloom On Franklin happens Friday, Sept. 23 starting at 7 p.m. with live painting up and down the street, plus art openings, live music and more.

Highlights include Cafe Hey's Lucky Tigre Filipino food pop up and group art exhibit,  a full-on dive bar concert at The Hub, plus the "Anew" art opening at Mergeculture.

Best part if you're allergic to walking is that it's all now connected by a free "Bloom Zoom" shuttle that runs between Hidden Springs Ale Works on the south end and The Hub on the north.

See more details and start time, plus a download of the full Bloom on Franklin schedule below.
  • Mergeculture Anew Group Art Exhibit (7 p.m.)
  • Oceanic Trading Post Market, plus live music kicking off with Sintell Terry (8:30 p.m.) and In The Pocket along with producer and DJ sets by Beats N Chill
  • Cafe Hey Lucky Tigre pop-up (7:30 p.m.) and group art exhibit
  • Magnanimous Brewing Live music from Kid Loki (8:30 p.m.)
  • South Block Space Amateur Taxidermy (7 p.m.) and live music from Treis & Frinds
  • The Hub Live music (9 p.m.-11:30 p.m.) feat. The Drain Outs, Hovercar, Sports Mode
  • Tampa Theatre "The Meg" screening (7 p.m.) followed by talk with Florida Aquarium Associate Curator Eric Hovland

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