The Florida Orchestra brings Pops in the Park to Tampa’s River Tower Park

outdoor stage with large tower in the background

Get ready for one of the greatest musical experiences in the entire Tampa area as The Florida Orchestra brings Pops in the Park to River Tower Park on October 2. This round of Pops in the Park is particularly special because it marks TFO’s 55th season. There are myriad date night options in Tampa, but this evening of pop culture bops under the stars may be the best. This outdoor event it free to attend and begins at 7:30pm.

Residents and visitors are invited to pack a blanket and picnic for free music under the stars. This concert has been a Florida Orchestra tradition for nearly 30 years. The playlist includes iconic film scores, Broadway hits and symphonic favorites. Chelsea Gallo is set to conduct for the evening. The entire show is set against Tampa’s historic River Tower.


Be sure to bring your non-perishable goods for Tampa Bay Harvest’s annual food drive at all parks concerts. On October 1, TFO will host its 55th Anniversary Concert at The Mahaffey Theater on October 1.

The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay’s leading performing arts institution, the largest professional symphony orchestra in Florida, and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America. Through extraordinary musical performances, the orchestra inspires the people of Tampa Bay and serves as a leader and beacon for the musical arts throughout the state. Regardless of where performances occur, The Florida Orchestra is committed to serving the entire Tampa Bay area.


The Florida Orchestra performs nearly 100 concerts annually in the tri-city area of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Concert series include Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, coffee concert matinees, rock concerts, free Pops in the Park concerts, and educational youth concerts.

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