Welcome to the 813area Podcast Episode 8 featuring your hosts, Collin Sherwin and Brock Bjorn, recording live from The Sail Pavilion overlooking the river on a beautiful night in Downtown Tampa. We bring our updated stories from the past weekend's Gasparilla Music Festival and the continuation of #GasparillaSZN with the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival and everything there will be offered for St. Patrick's Day.

Some of the St. Patrick's Day Events are at O'Brien's Irish PubMacDinton'sDistrict TavernGameTime, and much more! Don't forget to always check this website for more information on all of your favorite St. Patrick's Day events. Our friend Nathan just happened to be hanging out with us, who was actually born in Ireland, and he's got some #HOTTAKES on how American's do St. Patrick's Day incorrectly: he's very anti-corned beef and cabbage!

Collin also invites Ferdian Jap (12:00) to the 813area Podcast to talk about his work with Big City Events and why he seems like the busiest man in Tampa. They discuss all of the opportunities in Tampa Bay for major events and festivals including Big City produced events such as GIFF, the Bloody Mary Festival, Margarita Festival and Rum Festival. Ferdian then talks about producing the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival 2018 and the film and documentaries that will be apart of the festival, including Tommy Wiseau of 'The Room' fame making a trip to Tampa with a new project, the different venues that the iconic films will be played, the 160-plus films being shown across six day and why Tampa is one of the top ten largest markets for the film industry.

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