Third Eye Blind to headline FREE Riverfront Park Grand Opening Riverfront Rock Mother's Day Weekend

05/01/18
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Riverfront Rock

Third Eye Blind will headline Saturday’s lineup for Riverfront Rock!

 

Are you looking for a FREE (entry) two day event full of family fun, activities, waterfront views and music on Mother’s Day weekend? Yes, that’s right, we said free (entry)! Look no further than the opening of Tampa’s brand new Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, Tampa’s largest investment in green space in decades. Riverfront Park will be a game changer for the West River and Tampa’s downtown-- think three times the size of Curtis Hixon.  This event would not be possible without the generous help from our community sponsors.

 

“This park truly has something for everyone,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “We look forward to, decades from now, looking back on what will serve as the anchor for the West River Redevelopment and reminiscing on what will be a memorable weekend. So come out, bring your family and friends and enjoy two full days of activities in Tampa’s new Riverfront Park!”

 

Over Mother’s Day weekend, May 12th and 13th, Julian B Lane Riverfront Park will open to the public featuring a series of very special events and musical talent. This 25 acre park features relaxing water views, dynamic public art, sports fields/courts, picnic areas, and a large rowing center. Little visitors can enjoy the new playground and splash pad. In addition, this park will serve as one of the city’s premium event spaces, able to accommodate up to 16,000 people in a single lawn. From recreation to leisure, Riverfront Park has something for everyone!

 

SATURDAY

Saturday’s Riverfront Rock will feature a full day of events from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. including the Mayor’s Mac & Cheese Throw down with live music starting at noon.  Bands will play a variety of music including Three Sheets to the Wind America’s #1 tribute to Yacht Rock and Third Eye Blind.  The night will be topped off by an unforgettable panoramic fireworks display on the river.

 

SUNDAY

For the grand finale, The Florida Orchestra will perform a free Pops in the Park concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13 – Mother’s Day. It’s free symphonic, Broadway and movie music under the stars, including 1812 Overture and an explosive patriotic salute with fireworks. All under the baton of guest conductor Vince Lee. The concert also celebrates 50 years of TFO in Tampa Bay as the state’s premier and largest professional orchestra.

 

The orchestra will collect non-perishable food for Tampa Bay Harvest’s annual food drive in bins throughout the park.

 

Before The Florida Orchestra takes the stage, the U.S. Navy Band Southeast will perform a free concert of mostly patriotic music starting at 5:30 pm. The program includes Armed Forces on Parade, a Sinatra Medley, Stars and Stripes Forever and more. Established in 1995, the ensemble is one of 11 official U.S. Navy Bands.

 

**Food trucks will be on site as well as beer provided by Pepin and Titos Vodka all available for purchase.**

 

SATURDAY, MAY 12th

9am-12pm - Morning Fitness Activities

12pm-9:30pm - Live Entertainment on the Main Stage

12pm-6pm – Live Entertainment on the Family Fun Zone Stage

12pm-6pm - Park Activities

4pm-8pm - Mayor’s Mac & Cheese Throwdown

9:30pm - Fireworks

 

MORNING FITNESS CLASSES

9am-12pm - Stand-up Paddle boarding

Near the Boathouse

10am - Zumba

Near the Boathouse

 

MAIN STAGE (GREAT LAWN)

12pm - Riverfront Rock Kick-off

12:15pm-1:30pm – C-Rena

2pm-3:30pm – Jah Movement

4pm-6pm - Three Sheets to the Wind

6pm-7pm – Distinguished Men of Brass (Roving)

7pm - Mayor’s Mac & Cheese Throwdown Judging

7:30pm - Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Opening with Mayor Buckhorn & the U.S. Navy Leapfrogs

8pm-9:30pm – Third Eye Blind

 

FAMILY FUN ZONE STAGE

12pm-12:45pm - Tampa Gym & Dance

1pm-1:45pm - Tampa Toddlers in Transition

2pm-2:45pm – Cheer Girls

 

PARK ACTIVITIES

12pm-2pm - High School Groups Racing Pieces in Canal (Sweep, 4s)

                Boathouse

12pm-3pm – Basketball Clinic

                Basketball Courts

12pm-4pm – Tennis Clinic/Lessons

                Tennis Courts

12pm-5:30pm – River Center Open House

                River Center

12pm-5:30pm – Boathouse Displays – Dragon boats & Sea Kayaker Demonstrations

                Boat House

12pm-6pm – Sports Drills & Skills with the Bucs, Lightning, Rays & Rowdies

                Multi-Use Field

12pm-6pm – Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Balloons, Bounce Houses

                Family Fun Zone

12pm-6pm – Introduction to Pickleball

                Pickleball Courts

1pm-6pm – Pickle ball Round Robin

                Pickleball Courts

2pm-4pm - High School Groups Racing Pieces in Canal (Sweep, 8s, Sculling)

                Boathouse

2pm-6pm – Tennis Open Play

                Tennis Courts

4pm-6pm – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

                Basketball Courts

5:30pm-6pm - Dragon & Lion Dancing, Drumming

                Boathouse

 

SUNDAY, MAY 13th

9am-12pm - Morning Fitness Activities

12pm-9:30pm - Live Entertainment on the Main Stage

1pm-6pm – Live Entertainment on the Family Fun Zone Stage

12pm-6pm - Park Activities

9:30pm - Fireworks

 

MORNING FITNESS CLASSES

9am - Yoga

Near the Boathouse

10am - Boot Camp

Near the Boathouse

 

MAIN STAGE (GREAT LAWN)

12pm-2:30pm – TBD

3pm-4:30pm – Unique

5:30pm-6:30pm – The U.S. Navy Band

7:30pm-9pm – The Florida Orchestra

 

FAMILY FUN ZONE STAGE

1pm-1:45pm – Prancing Dancerettes

2pm-2:45pm – Ovation!

4pm-4:45pm – School of Rock

5pm-5:45pm – School of Rock

 

PARK ACTIVATIONS

12pm-12:30pm - TRC Rowers, Parade of Rowing

                Boathouse

12pm-4pm – Tennis Clinic/Lessons

                Tennis Courts

12pm-5:30pm – River Center Open House

                River Center

12pm-6pm – Sports Drills & Skills with the Bucs, Lightning, Rays & Rowdies

                Multi-Use Field

12pm-6pm – Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Balloons, Bounce Houses

                Family Fun Zone

12pm-6pm – Introduction to Pickleball

                Pickleball Courts

12pm-6pm – Newcomb Ball/Volleyball Drills & Skills

                Basketball Courts

12pm-6pm – Boathouse Displays

                Boat House

1pm-6pm – Pickleball Open Play

                Pickleball Courts

1pm-6pm – Pick-up Basketball

1pm-6pm – Tennis Open Play

                Tennis Courts

1:30pm-2pm - TRC Rowers, Parade of Rowing

                Boathouse

3pm-3:30pm - TRC Rowers, Parade of Rowing

                Boathouse

4:30pm-5pm - TRC Rowers, Parade of Rowing

                Boathouse

 

For more information please go to tampagov.net/riverfrontrock.

 

For all media interview inquiries please email/call/text ashley.bauman@tampagov.net or 813.390.7455. A media walk-thru of the complete park will be announced in the next few days.

For additional information, please contact:

Ashley Bauman, Marketing & Communications Director

(813) 274-8262

Ashley.bauman@tampagov.net