It’s that time again. The monthly Rock the Park event at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is back this Thursday, September 1. This FREE monthly event in Downtown Tampa is quickly becoming a Tampa music staple and fantastic way to see great musical talent across all genres in the Tampa Bay Area.
This month the event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a line up including Rocksteady@8, Mighty Mongo and Rebekah Pulley.
Rocksteady@8 are a reggae supergroup culling sounds from classic Jamaican music to ska and roots reggae. This eight-member group touts a wall of sound rife with instrumentation from guitars and saxes to keys, drums and bass. Sitting right on the water, after a long day of work, it’s hard to think of music more fitting than some sweet, sweet reggae from the likes of Rocksteady@8.
Mighty Mongo, known as the hardest working band in the Bay, are a group of twenty-something youngsters chugging out rock, punk and reggae with the passion of artists that’ve been doing it for years. Playing over 400 shows since their inception in 2009, this claim is definitely backed by some hard evidence too. Their influences range from Zeppelin to Green Day so you know there’ll be a little something for everyone when Mighty Mongo plays Rock the Park.
Rebekah Pulley is a one-woman folk force akin to Southern rock greats like the Band, Kathleen Edwards, and Ray Lamontage. She’s been playing since her teens and has been a reputable name in the Tampa music scene for over 10 years now. If the sounds of the South, blues, folk or Americana are your bag, Pulley is definitely worth the listen.
Head out to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park this Thursday, September 1 to get a glimpse of some fantastic Tampa live music in the flesh at Rock the Park. Streetside parking is free after 6 p.m. as well. Free show, free parking; hard to beat that.