FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
WHO: Straz Center for the Performing Arts
WHAT: Straz Center Block Party
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 9 from 3-6 p.m.
WHERE: Outdoors along the Riverwalk
DETAILS: There ain’t no party like a Straz Center party! The Straz Center Block Party is back as we kick off the blockbuster 2022-2023 season with a FREE celebration of the arts in Tampa Bay. Expect live music, dance, circus, visual art, local artisans, food, libations and more.
Arrival Plaza Stage
Enjoy Tampa’s vibrant music scene with high-energy acts, performing music ranging from folk and soul to Rock ’n’ Roll.
3-3:45 p.m. – Ari Chi
4-4:45 p.m. – Roxx Revolt & The Velvets
5-6 p.m. – Jinx & Shelby Sol
Opera Tampa kicks off the party before the area’s best musical theater performers and drag queens take over to usher in a new season at the Straz.
3-3:30 p.m. – Selections by Opera Tampa
3:45-4:30 p.m. – Variety Show Act One
4:45-5:30 p.m. – Variety Show Act Two
Variety Shows are hosted by Matt McGee, featuring performances by Ricky Cona, Fo’i Meleah, Doug Buffaloe, Chelsea Hooker, Heather Krueger, Ashlee T Bangkx, Aquariius and more. Music is performed live by the Block Party House Band led by music director Jeremy Douglass.
Kidchella returns near the Patel Conservatory, featuring fun for the whole family.
For more information about the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, visit www.strazcenter.org.