Seafood and Music Festivals

Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival

April 21-22, 2018, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, FL

The premiere of the Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival will be held in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park adjacent to the Tampa Musuem of Art, site of the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.  Dates of this new event will be April 21-22, 2018. General admission is $7 at the gate, VIP Tent admission is $130 that includes an open raw bar serving raw oysters, steamed snow crab, steamed peel-and-eat shrimp and an open bar serving premium drinks, all in a private tent with dedicated service staff.  The tent's location enjoys optimal viewing of the live music performances.  VIP tickets are available thru EventLive (click on the EventLive icon below).


The event will be a unique blending of food, music and visual entertainment. Attendees can enjoy menus of delectable foods all cooked onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors.  Seafood dishes include such ingredients as mahi, stone crabs and grouper, all using local and sustainable ocean resources. Meat and vegetarian entrees also are offered, along with a diverse list of side dishes and desserts. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are offered.


While enjoying your meal, sit back and relax to music!  Musical entertainment consists of live on-stage performances by creative and talented musicians from both the local and regional circuit.  Genres of music vary from soul, classic rock, R&B and jazz to Caribbean and more.  Musical groups and performance times will be posted here and on our website devoted to our seafood and music festivals ( as the event nears.


Explore new possibilities as we work with the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and the greater Tampa community to launch a new event tradition: the Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival. Hours are both Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 8pm.  Admission is $7 at the gate, VIP Tent admission is $130.  


NOTE:  No pets are allowed on the site during the event hours.


April 21-22, 2018
Saturday and Sunday from 11 am - 8 pm
General admission is $7 at the gate; VIP Tent admission $130. No pets allowed on site during the event.
Driving Directions

GPS Address:  600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL  33602

From 1-75

  • Take exit 261 to merge onto I-4 W toward Tampa
  • Use the 2nd from the right lane to take the Interstate 275 S exit toward Saint Petersburg/Tampa International Airport
  • Keep right to continue on Exit 45A, follow signs for Downtown W
  • Keep left, follow signs for Ashley Dr
  • Keep left to continue toward N Ashley Dr
  • Continue onto N Ashley Dr
  • Destination will be on the right
From I-275 S
  • Head East on Exit 44
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Ashley Dr
  • Keep left to continue toward N Ashley Dr
  • Continue onto N Ashley Dr
  • Destination will be on the right
Parking Information


  1. Fort Brooke Garage - 107 North Franklin St.
  2. South Regional Garage   -   301 Channelside Dr.
  3. Twiggs Garage - 901 East Twiggs St.
  4. William F. Poe Garage - 800 North Ashley Dr.
  5. Whiting Garage - 400 East Whiting St.
  6. Tampa Convention Center - 400 East Whiting St.

Parking Lots

  • 7 ... Selmon Expy West Lot   -   201 South Tampa St.
  • 8 ... Selmon Expy Bill Changer Lot   -   202 South Tampa St.
  • 9 ... Selmon Expy CAMLS Lot   -   301 South Florida Ave.
  • 10 ... Selmon Expy 2 Lot   -   310 South Florida Ave.
  • 11 ... Selmon Expy 3 Lot   -   302 South Morgan St.
  • 12 ... Selmon Expy 4 Lot   -   317 South Jefferson St.
  • 13 ... Selmon Expy 5 Lot   -   114 South Jefferson St.
  • 14 ... Selmon Expy South Lot   -   853 East Whiting St.
  • 15 ... Selmon Expy Health Lot   -   440 North Nebraska Ave.
  • 16 ... Selmon Expy East Lot   -   481 North Nebraska Ave.
  • 17 ... Selmon Expy Union Station Lot   -   1010 East Twiggs St.
  • 18 ... Interstate Lots   -   North Tampa St. & North Morgan St. under I-275
  • 19 ... Regional-Royal Lot   -  1200 North Tampa St.
  • 20 ... Zack Street Lot   -   812 East Zack St.
  • 22 ... Pierce Street Lot   -   1301 North Pierce St.


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