Best Live Music Venues In Tampa

January 23, 2012 7:45 PM

Tampa is a hot spot for live music. The thriving live music scene in Tampa is also fully supported by local restaurants, bars and other venues. The following are some of the best live music venues in Tampa.

Skipper’s Smokehouse

910 Skipper Road
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 971-0666
Skipper’s Smokehouse is home to performers of all musical genres. What makes Skipper’s Smokehouse one of the best live music venues in Tampa is the quality performers and diversity of music. Here you’ll find rock, soul, jazz, blues and reggae performers. Enjoy great live music while sitting outside enjoying the beautiful Tampa weather and nightlife.

Green Iguana Bar & Grill

9202 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 288-9076
The Green Iguana Bar & Grill is one of the best live music venues in Tampa. You can find live music at the Green Iguana seven nights a week. From local cover bands to “high-energy” rock, you’ll be able to rock out to some of the greatest live music around.


1902 Republica de Cuba
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-9500
The Orpheum is one of the best live music venues in Tampa. From local up-and-coming artists to national performers, The Orpheum has it all. Notable singers/bands who have performed here before include Juliana Hatfield, Make Up and Michelle Malone.

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New World Brewery

1313 E. Eighth Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-4969
New World Brewery is one of the best live music venues in Tampa. If you’re looking to get to know Tampa’s live music scene, your first stop should be New World Brewery. Hidden away from the usual Tampa nightlife, New World Brewery offers a place to enjoy great beer and great live music including up-and-coming alternative rock bands and fusion jazz.

Howl at the Moon

615 Channelside Dr., Channelside Mall
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 226-2261
What makes Howl at the Moon one of the best live music venues in Tampa is its dueling piano show. Get into the act while two pianomen duke it out on twin Baldwin pianos. You may even get pulled on stage and asked to sing and dance.

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