In a fair and just world the words “free”, “concerts”, and “Ybor” would be all we need to say to bring you out to Loafing in the Park, Ybor City’s newest concert series that brings some of the biggest and best artists from Tampa and beyond together for a free concert and local market in the city.
Taking place alongside WMNF’s 31st Annual Tropical Heatwave Music Festival, Loafing in the Park will bring an eclectic assortment of Tampa bands, local vendors, arts and crafts, craft beer, and more to Centennial Park beginning at 5 p.m on May 12.
The Inaugural Loafing in the Park will feature live entertainment from an awesome assortment of local acts including the Bella Danza Dance Crew (dance, fashion), The Mud Flappers (folk, jazz, roots), The Vodkanauts (rock n’ roll, surf, lounge), The Groves (alternative, folk rock), and The Mojo Gurus (rock n’ roll).
Loafing in the Park will also host a special, free-to-attend Heatwave Stage at Centro Ybor beginning at 3:30 p.m. Artists performing on the Heatwave Stage include St. Petersburg singer-songwriter John Allen, the sweet melodies of Katie Grace Helow, acoustic rock from Ian and Evan, Danny Freeman’s acoustic song stylings, and gypsy jazz from The Cook Trio.
In addition to all the live music, Loafing in the Park will host an assortment of food/drink from local vendors, beer from Cigar City Brewing and PBR, specialty wines, and local artists selling everything from hand-crafted jewelry to clothing.
Tampa’s vibrant assortment of live music, art, and cuisine are integral components to the greatness of our community. Head out, support, and enjoy all of this at the FREE Loafing in the Park Concert Series in Ybor City on Saturday, May 12.