Free Friday Extra Concert Series Returns to Tampa Parks

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Enjoy free, high-quality musical entertainment Friday nights this spring as the Friday Extra Concert Series returns to Tampa’s parks beginning April 8. The city’s longest-running, outdoor music festival has been around for 29 years. The Friday Extra Concert Series attract thousands of fans every Friday night during the two-month concert series, which showcases the talents of local bands and artists from a wide range of musical backgrounds.

This year’s opening act is the Newsome High School Chamber Winds. Newsome High School is the only Florida high school marching band chosen to participate in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition to performing on April 8, the band will be raising funds for travel expenses at each of the concerts.

All concerts start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Concerts in April will take place at Water Works Park, located at 1710 N. Highland Ave., and concerts in May will take place at the Lowry Park Bandshell, located at 7525 North Blvd.

2016 Friday Extra Concert Series Line-up

April 8 – Water Works Park
Opening: Newsome High School Chamber Winds -Pop Chamber Winds
Main: Kraig Kenning - Contemporary folk, blues and rock. More info at

April 15 – Water Works Park
Opening: ShaideTree – R&B and rap
Main: TruL3gacy –Hip Hop, Soul. More info at

April 22 – Water Works Park
Opening: Jeff Hembree – Acoustic, pop, rock blues. More info at
Main: Jonnie Morgan Band – Horn infused modern rock. More info at

April 29 – Water Works Park
Opening: Lasana Bandele – Reggae. More info at
Main: Trigger City Funk – Funk. More info at

Ashley Bauman
Public Affairs Director
City of Tampa
Office: (813) 274-8262
Cell: (813) 390-7455