There’s nothing as powerful as a great live music experience and Tampa has many options to offer those looking to check out the local music scene. From a 20,000 seat outdoor amphitheater to four tables in a dive bar, 10 Best has got you covered with this list of venues.
If you’re looking for a taste of old Florida, check out Skipper’s Smokehouse. They feature national and local acts that play an eclectic assortment of music in their infamous outdoor concert area, the “Skipperdome.” Perhaps you’re more in the mood for a casual bar that just happens to showcase local talent like Red Star Rock Bar, in trendy Seminole Heights, or the Orpheum in Ybor City.
You’ll find that many live music venues are clustered in the Ybor City area, but terrific places to hear live music can be found throughout Tampa such as Tampa’s version of CBGBs, the Brass Mug, that features heavy metal and rock bands and is located in north Tampa. If you are looking for more cultural offerings, Tampa hosts a symphony orchestra and opera company as well! Check out the Straz Center for Performing Arts. A world-class facility located in the heart of downtown.