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Straz is Back Block Party

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bust out of the house and join us for the riverside Straz is Back Block Party. There’ll be drinks and bites available for purchase and plenty of FREE entertainment from local singers and bands, plus the Opera Tampa Singers.
Arrival Plaza Stage:
Enjoy Tampa’s vibrant and diverse music scene with three local and high-energy acts, performing music ranging from Hip Hop and R&B to Rock ’n’ Roll, with emcee DJ Deacon.
4-4:30 p.m. – Taylor Reed
4:45-5:30 p.m. – Johnny Mile and the Kilometers
5:45-7 p.m. – Mike Mass & Wave Theory
Riverwalk Stage:
Opera Tampa kicks off the party before the area’s best drag queens, showgirls and leading men take over to celebrate the return of Broadway.
4-4:30 p.m. – Selections by Opera Tampa
4:45-5:30 p.m. – Variety Show Part 1
5:45-6:30 p.m. – Variety Show Part 2
Variety Shows are hosted by Matt McGee, featuring performances by Colleen Cherry, Doug Buffaloe, Belinda Womack, Zeal Milan, Ashlee T. Bangkx, Gabrielle Fearce Santi and more. Music is performed live by the Straz Center House Band led by music director Jeremy Douglass.
Live Art by Cam Parker and Nneka Jones and an interactive installation from Crab Devil will be showcased at the event.
In addition to the entertainment, guests will be able to enjoy a maker’s market, a variety of food trucks, and exclusive ticket deals at the Straz Ticket Sales Office.
Families can party California-style in the Patel quad at Kidchella featuring a variety of family-friendly activities from 4-6pm.


October 16
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Straz Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N WC MacInnes Pl
Tampa, FL
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