Hideaway Cafe celebrates 10th anniversary with giant concert

The Hideaway Cafe isn’t so hidden anymore. The Grand Central District venue has long been the stomping grounds for aspiring musicians in Tampa Bay as well as established artists from across the country. It’s an intimate listening room, a fun hangout, and most of all, an absolute institution in the local arts scene. 10 years later, the Hideaway Cafe is still our favorite concert venue.

It’s time to celebrate what makes St. Pete special! On April 13, The Hideaway Cafe will host X Fest — and indoor-outdoor live music and market extravaganza featuring 30 local vendors and 16 bands. Who’s performing?

Posted by Hideaway Cafe on Thursday, January 24, 2019

16 local bands to perform during the celebration

Betty Fox Band, Danfield, Blackbird Morning, Ella Jet, Dean Johanesen, Rebekah Pulley, Kirk Adams Band and Someday Honey are all set to perform at Hideaway’s X Fest outdoor mains stage.

Kasondra Rose, Jordan Esker, Napoleon the Wilderness, Mountain Holler, Paul Cataldo & John Stone, MERCY McCOY, Ed Woltil & Steve Connelly AKA Drive Thru Church, Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes will take over the indoor stage.

Posted by Hideaway Cafe on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Massive vinyl music market at the Hideaway

The venue is shutting down 18th Street South and packing it with a stage, an outdoor bar, and vendors selling vinyl, vintage goods and instruments. The always exceptional Urban Brew & BBQ will be serving their unreal savory creations. Sipping Nomads, Saint Pete’s newest Mobile Bar, will be serving local craft beer and wine.

Vinyl and VIntage are setting up a giant music market for audiophiles to sink their proverbial teeth into. It’s a local music lover’s shopping paradise.

It’s totally family-friendly and dog-friendly, too. Revolution Contractors and Revolution Real Estate will be providing a game station and all things fun for kids! Don’t worry, the games are for adults as well.

Blackbird Morning plays from 8-11pm TONIGHT! Costumes are welcome ??? @blackbirdmorning #halloweenweekend #witchyvibes #beatles #shessoheavy #vintagerock #rocknroll #localmusic #saintpetersburg

Posted by Hideaway Cafe on Saturday, October 27, 2018

Grand Central district neighbors join the celebration

The Hideaway isn’t alone in this celebration. Their neighbors at The Burg Bar & Grill, Lolita’s Wine Market, Avid Brew Company, Spitfire Theater and Neosoul Cafe are all getting in on the fun.

X Fest takes place from 2-10pm on Saturday, April 13 at 1756 Central Avenue. You can find full event details on the Hideaway’s Facebook event page. Who’s ready to celebrate this institution?

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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