|December 6||Winter's Miracle On Cleveland St. With Little River Band||5pm|
|January 30||The Family Stone Winter Of Love||5:30pm|
|February 27||Welcome Back Baseball With Mindi Abair, Art Contest and MORE!||5:30pm|
|March 27||Rockin’ by the Water (John Cafferty and Stormbringer) at RUTH ECKERD HALL||5:30pm|
|April 24||Clearwater’s Centennial: We’re Having a Party! (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)||5:30pm|
|May 29||Home Cookin'||5:30pm|
Blast Friday was established in 2009 as downtown Clearwater's free, family-friendly street festival. Supported by the City of Clearwater, the Cleveland Street District and the Downtown Development Board and produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road.
Clearwater’s Blast Friday returns Friday, May 29 with Blast Friday – Home Cookin’ presented by Bright House Networks in the Cleveland Street District featuring a free concert on the Tampa Bay Times Cleveland Street stage starring The Greg Billings Band, Stormbringer, The Ries Brothers and Ella Jet will open the show.
This home grown themed, family friendly FREE street festival begins at 5:30 pm and will feature local vendors including the Dunedin Brewery. Home cookin’ bingo will take place in the Capitol Theatre from 5:30 to 7 pm with your chance to win tickets to upcoming shows and more!
The Greg Billings Band is a continuation of a phenomenon that began when popular ‘80s Florida band Romeo signed to Epic Records and released its first album after a name change to "Stranger".
Boasting the very same members for the last 20 years, Stormbringer effortlessly delivers air tight renditions of hit songs like Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer.
Hailing from Tampa, The Ries Brothers’ older brother Charlie handles the vocals while also playing the drums and keyboard bass while younger brother Kevin plays guitar, provides background vocals and is the co-writer on many of their original songs. The brothers have toured throughout the Tampa Bay area and opened for numerous bands including the Little River Band and Chicago.
Seventeen-year-old Ella Jet arrived on the Tampa Bay music scene as a precocious young girl, releasing her first CD at only nine-years-old. Ella’s style has developed into an Americana folk-rock cello duo with elements of jazz, blues and punk rock.
A limited number of SUPER VIP packages, priced at $50 are available, which includes a ticket with private access to the Capitol Theatre’s outside veranda in view of the Tampa Bay Times stage and performance by The Greg Billings Band, a meet and greet with The Greg Billings Band, two complimentary craft beers courtesy of Cigar City Brewing with a Capitol Theatre beer Koozie and snacks, access to the Capitol Theatre main lobby, VIP lounge and restrooms. In addition a limited number of VIP packages priced at $20 are also available, which includes a general admission ticket in the reserved seating section directly in front of the Tampa Bay Times Stage, two craft beers courtesy of Cigar City Brewing with a Capitol Theatre Koozie.
Be a part of Blast Friday! Read more on how to become a vendor at Clearwater’s premier street festival.
Blast Friday has festival seating. Personal blankets and chairs welcome. No outside food or beverages permited.