Rock the Park celebrates 10th Anniversary with virtual concert

Free concert series paved the way for other Downtown Tampa park programs


TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Downtown Partnership’s popular free concert series Rock the Park will celebrate its 10th Anniversary Thursday night (July 2nd). But instead of a concert at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa, the musicians will perform from a private location, and the public will be able to enjoy the show online.


“Rock the Park was one of, if not, the first public space programs at Curtis Hixon Park when it reopened in 2010,” said Shaun Drinkard, Senior Director of Public Programming and Operations with the Tampa Downtown Partnership. “It truly paved the way for other activities and programs like Yoga in the Park, the Mayor’s River O’Green, Winter Village, and many others. It’s been a key part of the evolution of Tampa’s Downtown, and today, Curtis Hixon is the premier events park in the city, and Rock the Park led the way.”


Thursday’s concert begins at 7pm. Performers will include DJ Qeys at 7pm, Former Contenders at 7:35pm, and AKiKA the Band at 8:20pm.


To stream the event live, go to the Partnership’s Rock the Park Facebook page at


Rock the Park is a free, monthly concert that takes place on the first Thursday of every month. The family-friendly event series started in 2010 and attracts hundreds of people each month.