Tonight in live music; Rock the Park Tampa’s 7th anniversary, Shane Parish at Paper Crane and more

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Rock The Park 7-Year Anniversary w/Gwan Massive/The Jackettes/Geri X Bob Buckhorn’s tenure as the mayor of Tampa has been touted as a time of incredible growth for a city poised to become one of the best best places to live in the Southeast. Predating his election, and along for every year of the ride, is Rock the Park. The free, outdoor concert series has been a local music incubator unafraid to book the occasional national act when the opportunity presents itself (shows by Hundred Waters, The Lawsuits and Zigtebra stand out), and attendance has become a must for anyone who calls downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods home. A lot of that has to do with the way talent buyers have remained on the forefront of the Bay area’s music scene, and to celebrate, they’re bringing a wide variety of the scene’s best to play. Gwan Massive is a party-starting reggae-world music collective featuring members of several great local outfits, and the band will fit nicely beside songwriter siren Geri X and soul-pop friends-as-family band The Jackettes. Free, pet-friendly, and curated by people who love and understand our city’s creative community as much as we do? We’re in, forever and always.  (Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa) INFO

Shane Parish w/Ophelia, Hago | Piechocki/Cinema Within Come down to Paper Crane in St. Pete to enjoy a wide variety of local music. Shane Parish is a self-proclaimed “experimentalist” and has everything from gospel to Appalachian tunes on his newest 15 song album Undertaker Please Drive Slow. Roger Lanfranchi is the mind and manpower behind Ophelia, the multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter whose music varies from electronica to Indian classical music. Sulynn Hago, a guitarist that won 2012 Best-of-Bay for Best Local Punk Act is in on the celebration, and she’ll be backed by another CL fave, Danny Piechocki, on drums. Cinema Within, a side project from Gullwing’s Mirza Begovic, will be there too. (Paper Crane, St. Petersburg) INFO — Mady Dudley



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About The Authors

Mady Dudley

Mady Dudley is a born-and-raised "St. Petersburger." She received her bachelors degree in Editing, Writing and Media from Florida State University in May, 2018. Mady enjoys concerts, movies, rollerblading, theater, traveling, food, the company of dogs and spending time with family and friends. 

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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