Tampa Bay Events You MUST Check Out

The September 2014 issue!

As we say goodbye to summer, fond memories of backyard BBQs and sandy tan lines rush through our minds. I miss those lazy days already! But as we look ahead to fall, we find a sliver of hope. Our good times are not limited to the summer months. It turns out, September is chock full of fun!

In honor of our constant quest for entertainment, I did some digging to put together a list of the events you MUST check out this September no matter what you’re into! Take a look.

For The Music Lover

Drake vs. Lil Wayne

(Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • When: September 4th @ 7pm
  • Where: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre | 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa
  • What: Two hip-hip heavyweights take the stage together for a huge night in music. P.S. Keep a look out for our crew at the CW44 tent and stop by for free swag!
  • How much: $35
  • Info: livenation.com


Disco Inferno

  • When: September 13th @ 9pm
  • Where: Twisted Martini Bar and Grill | 13563 Icot Blvd, Clearwater
  • What: Relive the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s with this Saturday Night Dance Party.
  • How much: $8
  • Info: twistedmartinigrill.com


Chillin’ Music Fest

  • When: September 20th @ 1pm
  • Where: Curtis Hixon Park | 600 N Ashley Dr., Tampa
  • What: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Stephen Marley and the Expendables are the headliners of this roots-pop and reggae-rock festival.
  • How much: $40-$45
  • Info: chillinmusicfest.com



  • When: September 21st @ 12pm
  • Where: Hogan’s Beach | 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa
  • What: The guys that brought you the EDM hit Selfie perform at Hogan’s Beach.
  • How much: $15-$25
  • Info: hogansbeachtampa.com


Luke Bryan

(Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHER BERKEY/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHER BERKEY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • When: September 25th & 26th @ 7pm
  • Where: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre | 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa
  • What: Tampa loves him SO much, he needed to add another show! Watch the country superstar rock the stage 2 nights in a row. P.S. Keep a look out for our crew at the CW44 tent and stop by for free swag! And look for Veronica at the WQYK tent outside the Amp!
  • How much: $40-$80
  • Info: livenation.com


For The Fitness Fan

Running for Brews

  • When: Every Thursday @ 7pm
  • Where: Yard of Ale Gastro Pub | 2675 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater
  • What: Choose between a 2-mile or 5K and run to your beer! Enjoy drink discounts and a raffle.
  • How much: Free to run
  • Info: runningforbrews.com


Yoga on the Lawn

  • When: Every Monday @ 6:30pm
  • Where: The Shops at Wiregrass | Wesley Chapel
  • What: Bring your yoga mat and take part in a beginner yoga class.
  • How much: Free!
  • Info: theshopsatwiregrass.com

For The Foodie

The Art of Sushi

  • When: September 4th @ 6:30pm
  • Where: Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi | 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa
  • What: Chefs teach you sushi making essentials as you drink sake and snack on a nigiri roll. Once the lesson is finished, YOU get to make 2 sushi rolls and 1 nigiri roll!
  • How much: $40 + tax
  • Info: jacksonsbistro.com


Gourmet Festival

  • When: September 4th @ 6pm
  • Where: A La Carte Event Pavilion | 4050 Dana Shores Dr., Tampa
  • What: A benefit for the Centre for Women. Sample food and spirits from Tampa Bay’s best restaurants. VIP scores you a special gift bag.
  • How much: $50 advance, $60 at the door; VIP $75 advance, $100 at the door
  • Info: thecentre.org


Tampa Theatre Winefest: Wine Pairing

  • When: September 12-14 & 18 @ 6:30pm
  • Where: Tampa Theatre | 711 Franklin St., Tampa
  • What: The theme of this year’s event is Monty Python and the Holy Grape (HA, adorable!). Enjoy a sampling of  food from area restaurants, wine tastings, wine brunch and the 95 pt + tasting. Benefits the theater’s programs.
  • How much: $50-$85 tastings; $250 pairing; $40 brunch; $200 95 pt+
  • Info: tampatheatre.org

For The Artist

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

  • When: September 5th and 12th @ 8pm
  • Where: Freefall Theatre | 6099 Central Ave., St. Pete
  • What: Watch the local rendition of the play featuring the story of a man who decides to serve his sentence in a mental hospital.
  • How much: $20-$44
  • Info: freefalltheatre.com


Painting With a Twist – Pouring Pinot Noir Date Night

  • When: September 20th @ 4pm
  • Where: Painting With a Twist | 2821 MacDill Ave., Tampa
  • What: You and your boo create a work of art together while enjoying a glass (or two) of wine.
  • How much: $45
  • Info: paintingwithatwist.com

…and this is just September! There is so much going on this month, so get out and enjoy what the Tampa Bay area has to offer.

Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay

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