Welcome to the first ever 813area Podcast recorded live from Tampa Bay WaVE Studios in beautiful Downtown Tampa! Your favorite website for all things Tampa Bay is now officially in podcast form, so you can hear the excitement we have for various places and events in our hometown. This will be a Tampa podcast produced by people from Tampa

Collin Sherwin and Brock Bjorn host and will be your local pod guide to all things in your area every week, with special guests, segments, news, deals and debates. From the best restaurants and nightlife to kid-friendly events, to getting around town and the whos who of what's happening in Tampa Bay; make sure the 813area podcast it part of your daily commute, workout, or background at your desk. So hit that subscribe button and stay connected to the website for all things Tampa!

This week we open with Tampa's signature celebration, Gasparilla. There's plenty of articles on 813area keeping you notified of the best places to be, where to park for the invasion, where to buy the best pirate garb and the collaboration with the NHL All*Star Game. To explain how both these awesome events will co-exist, Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission Rob Higgins join us in the studio! Together they discuss the past successes of major events for the city, the collaboration with Ye Mystic Krewe, introducing the rest of the country to the craziness of Gasparilla, and expectations for future. Enjoy!

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