Tampa, Florida is a vibrant city with a thriving music scene that has something for everyone. From rock to metal to flamenco, Tampa has plenty of venues to explore for a lively night out or an intimate experience. The Ybor City Orpheum is a great place to start. This dedicated live music venue supports both local and national artists and features a top-notch sound system and dance floor.
Special drinks are offered during the week and there's a great selection of draft beers. If you're looking for something more intimate, the Red Star Rock Bar in Seminole Heights is a great option. This casual neighborhood bar showcases local talent and offers a clean and intimate space for concert goers. The Straz Center also organizes free concerts with local music performances on its outdoor stage.
There's a large bar area with slot machines, a blackjack room, and an outdoor bar. For those who prefer heavier music, CBGB's version of Tampa, the Brass Mug, features heavy metal and rock bands and is located in North Tampa. The Crowbar is another favorite spot with Christmas lights that offers an immersive experience for concert goers. Rock Brothers, in Tampa's historic Ybor city of Ybor, is a craft brewery, full-service bar and tasting room with homemade draft beers and a full menu of craft cocktails.
They present national and local artists who play an eclectic variety of music in their infamous outdoor concert area, the “Skipperdome”. The music spans the spectrum of rock, from new and original music to golden classics and island favorites. DJs play music on Fridays and Saturdays until 4 in the morning. Some say that Tampa was the birthplace of death metal (you're welcome), and you can still see live flamenco shows at Columbia, the oldest restaurant in the state. If you're curious about what Tampa's music scene has to offer, stop by tonight and check out the talent and atmosphere.
There's nothing as powerful as a great live music experience, and Tampa has plenty of options for visitors who want to get a taste of the local music scene.