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April 26: Firehouse Pub

Comedy Night: Award Winning Comedy!

Photo of James Yon and Angela Nacca, comedians.Award-Winning Comedy starring Headliner James Yon (winner of 104.1 FM Orlando’s Comedian of the Year contest) with feature Angela Nacca (runner-up Miami’s Funniest Comedian, runner-up Florida’s Funniest Female).

May 5: Firehouse Pub

David Gerald: Blues Rocker

David GeraldDavid Gerald’s new album, N2U, was released in April 2018. “Hands down, one of the top blues musicians of our era! David Gerald brings the heart of the legendary blues across the strings on his guitar.” Ken Heath, Director of Community and Economic Development, Marion, VA.

May 11: Firehouse Pub

Alexis Cole

Alexis ColeAlexis Cole, a respected world-traveled Jazz Vocalist from New York, will perform a special engagement at the Firehouse Pub.

May 17: Firehouse Pub

Comedy Night: Firehouse Favorites!

Photo of two comedians, Dean Napolitano and Alan Schubowsky.Starring Headliner Dean Napolitano and featuring Alan Schubowsky, who have both performed for the Firehouse before.

May 18: Firehouse Pub

Paul Gavin Mosaic Tribute to Art Blakey

Photo of Paul Gavin, Bandleader.Paul Gavin’s new group of great musicians called “Mosaic” performs the jazz music of Art Blakey who was a drummer and band leader. Featuring  James Suggs, trumpet, Zach Bornheimer, tenor saxophone, Herb Bruce, trombone, John O’Leary, piano, Michael Ross, acoustic bass and Paul Gavin, drums / leader.

May 24: Firehouse Pub

Rumba Brothers

Photo of The Rumba Brothers.The Rumba Brothers play a mixture of Italian, Mariachi, Caribbean Latin and Flamenco music. Jose Velez and Luis Alfredo (The Rumba Brothers) have been playing together for nearly 20 years. They began their long musical friendship as part of the Latin American Group Sol Latino, while still college students at UCF.

June 1: Firehouse Pub

TBone Hamilton & the Blues All Stars, TC Carr & John Puhl

Photo of TBone Hamilton and the Blues All StarsBassist/Leader Tom “TBone” Hamilton and the Blues All Stars return to the Firehouse. The Blues All Stars include: Thomas HamiltonBass & Vocals, Jon PuhlGuitar and TC Carr on Harmonica. They are some of the area’s best blues musicians.

June 7: Firehouse Pub

Comedy Night: “50 Shades of Bray” starring Rene Bray

Photo of comedienne Rene Bray.Closing out her 30-year comedy career, Rene Bray has chosen the Firehouse as her second-to-last show ever (and last show in the area) before she retires for good. Rene will bring a full evening of jokes, stories and audience interaction. Don’t miss your last chance to see one of our all-time favorite comedians!

  • Firehouse Pub

    Experience top quality entertainment as you enjoy drinks & snacks in a relaxed, intimate space. Live music of nearly every genre from jazz to show tunes, comedy shows and more are all on tap at the Firehouse Pub!

  • Workshops & Classes

    • SOLD OUT Reduction Printmaking in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art.
    Painting Studio
    Painting with Watercolors
    Spray Painting and Mural Planning in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art.
    Special Needs Expressive Arts Workshop in partnership with Arts4All Florida.
    Large-Scale Printmaking in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art.
    • NEW SPRING 2019 Jewelry Making in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art.
    • NEW SPRING 2019 Screen Printing in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art.
    • NEW SPRING 2019 Musical Theater: Grades 2 – 12 in partnership with Arts Education Straz Center.
    • NEW SPRING 2019 Figure Drawing Group every Thursday night from 6 pm – 9 pm.

  • Lectures

    Music Lecture Series, monthly on Tuesday mornings from October through May. The Brenda Knowles “Inside Journalism” Series. Gallery Talks, Authors and more.
    POETRY WORKSHOP The Powerful Pastiche: Learning from Great Women of Letters In the workshop, we will examine works by Emily Dickinson, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, and Natalie Diaz among others. After we’ve thoroughly examined and discussed each poem, participants will choose one poet’s style to imitate in a work of their own.

  • Artist in Residence Program

    Firehouse Residency public programs provide direct and intensive experience with significant artists, performers and writers in a full range of the arts.

  • Teen Open Studio

    FREE! This program gives teens the unique opportunity to create their art alongside a different professional working artist every month. In partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art. All supplies included. Space is Limited! Reservations required. Grades 6 – 12.

  • Annual Draw-In

    FUNFREE – Art Activities for all Ages & for all Artistic Levels!
    Saturday, April 13, 2019 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

    Play with your creative side by participating in Drawing experiences that engage our minds & imaginations.

  • Arts in Education: Field Trip Performances

    Firehouse Cultural Center partners in the Arts in Education Program with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and Hillsborough County School System as a venue for high quality performances for students.

  • Summer Arts Camps

    Imagine, explore and discover! Every year we offer several one-week Arts Camps for ages 8–14, filled with fun, creative activities. 2019 Camps include Musical Theater; Visual Arts; Cartooning & Animation; and Robotics. Each week culminates with a performance or a ‘Show-off’ for family and friends.


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