City of Tampa Releases Updated Information for State of the City and Riverfront Rock!

05/03/18
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In just over a week, Mayor Bob Buckhorn will hold his State of the City address at the brand new Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park followed by a weekend of free family friendly activities at Riverfront Rock!

We encourage all those attending to make a plan on the best way for them to arrive on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We have partnered with HART, Pirate Water Taxi,  Coast Bike, Bike Valet, Ride shares and others to offer a variety of ways to enjoy the festivities. We can’t wait to see everyone there!

Please find photos of Riverfront Park(past/present)/graphics/maps/posters/images here: http://bit.ly/JBLRPMedia

Schedule of public/media events:

MONDAY MEDIA WALK THROUGH (MEDIA ONLY)
WHO:
Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Park Staff
WHAT: Walk through of Riverfront Park with demos
WHERE: Riverfront Park, 1001 North Blvd., Tampa Florida
WHEN: Monday, May 7 at 9:00 AM
MEDIA RSVP: Ashley Bauman, ashley.bauman@tampagov.net with subject line “Riverfront Walk Through”

FRIDAY STATE OF THE CITY
WHO:
Mayor Bob Buckhorn, U.S. Navy Band, City of Tampa Gospel Choir, Pastor James Favorite
WHAT: Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address
WHERE: Main lawn, Riverfront Park, 1001 North Blvd., Tampa Florida
WHEN: Friday, May 11 at 9:30 AM
MEDIA RSVP: Ashley Bauman, ashley.bauman@tampagov.net with subject line “Media SOTC”

FRIDAY MEDIA OPEN HOUSE (MEDIA ONLY)
WHO:
Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Park Staff
WHAT: Open house with a sneak peek at the River Center, Set up live shots, conduct Interviews ahead of a weekend of activities (light refreshments will be provided).
WHERE: Riverfront Park/Tampa River Center, 1001 North Blvd., Tampa Florida
WHEN: Friday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 PM
MEDIA RSVP:
Ashley Bauman, ashley.bauman@tampagov.net with subject line “Riverfront Open House”

RIVERFRONT ROCK SATURDAY
WHO:
Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Third Eye Blind, Navy Leap Frogs, Fireworks and more
WHAT: Mayor’s Mac & Cheese Throwdown, Family fun day with bounce houses, face painting, kid friendly entertainment, splash pad, water demonstrations, activities with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tampa Bay Rowdies, and more.
WHERE: Riverfront Park, 1001 North Blvd., Tampa Florida
WHEN: Schedule of all events can be found here.

RIVERFRONT ROCK SUNDAY
WHO:
Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Florida Orchestra, U.S. Navy Band, Fireworks and more.
WHAT: Family fun day with bounce houses, face painting, kid friendly entertainment, splash pad, water demonstrations, activities with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tampa Bay Rowdies, and more.
WHERE: Riverfront Park, 1001 North Blvd., Tampa Florida
WHEN: Schedule of all events can be found here.

MEDIA CREDENTIALS: All media interested in Riverfront Rock weekend should email Ashley Bauman at ashley.bauman@tampagov.net with the subject “Riverfront Rock Media”

SOCIAL MEDIA HASHTAG #RIVERFRONTROCK AND MEDIA HANDLES TO FOLLOW:

City of Tampa
Facebook: facebook.com/TampaGov
Twitter: @CityofTampa
Instagram: @TampaGov

Bob Buckhorn
Facebook: facebook.com/BobBuckhorn
Twitter: @BobBukchorn
Instagram: @BobBuckhornFL

**THE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE SO PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE PERIODICALLY**

For any interviews or questions with Mayor Buckhorn, Park Staff, Restaurants participating in the Mayor’s Mac & Cheese Throwdown email ashley.bauman@tampagov.net.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Ashley Bauman, Marketing & Communications Director

(813) 274-8262

Ashley.bauman@tampagov.net