The Tampa Streetcar Live is a recurring live music event that takes place on the city’s historic streetcars. This series took a 2 year hiatus due to the pandemic. Streetcar Live made a small return back in May and now the series is officially back for the fall. As part of the return, Streetcar Live is moving to Fridays to join the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Fourth Friday programming. Fourth Friday is a monthly arts & culture crawl throughout Tampa’s Downtown, providing an evening of special offerings, live music, programs by cultural destinations, and much more.
Gasparilla Music Fest is a partner in the ongoing series. With a capacity of just 74, the historic Streetcar provides an intimate and unique musical experience unmatched in Tampa Bay. Whale Feral is a southern jam band combining intricate compositions and raw improvisation to produce a truly unique sound.
Streetcar Live is an intimate music experience
This of course is a one show teaser ahead of the full fall return. The streetcar system itself continues to shatter ridership records. The free transit system can take visitors from popular areas like downtown Tampa and Sparkman Wharf, out to historic Ybor City. An expansion into West Tampa and the Hyde Park area could be in the streetcar’s future in accordance with Vision Zero.
The near 3 mile-long system hosted more than 104,000 riders in April. The system is on track to serve more than 1 million riders this fiscal year, according to Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART).
TECO Line Streetcar currently features 11 stops:
- Centennial Park Station (#1)
20th Street & 8th Avenue
- Centro Ybor Station (#2)
16th Street & 8th Avenue
- Streetcar Society Station (#3)
15th Street & 8th Avenue
- Cadrecha Plaza Station (#4)
13th Street & 7th Avenue
- Publix Station (#5)
McKay Street & Channelside Drive
- York Street Station (#6)
York Street & Channelside Drive
- Cumberland Avenue Station (#7)
Cumberland Avenue & Channelside Drive
- Amalie Arena Station (#8)
Beneficial Drive & Channelside Drive
- HSBC Station (#9)
Morgan & Old Water Streets
- Dick Greco Plaza Transportation Center (#10)
Franklin Street & Old Water Street
- Whiting Station (#11)
Franklin and Whiting Streets
The full streetcar schedule can be viewed online.
Street Car Live is set for September 23, October 28, November 25, December 23, and January 27. You can see the full list on Facebook.