The Florida Concourse is a fabulous 10,000 sq ft. open air facility built by the New Port Richey Rotary Club in 2003, as a venue to support and encourage large community gatherings and events in Pasco County. The word “concourse,” the Concourse Council points out, means “coming together,” and that’s exactly what the Pavilion and grounds on Alric Pottberg Road in Hudson (or Shady Hills, depending on which map source you’re using!) is intended to do, and which it does very well.
The day before Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, the Concourse will be host to one of the largest youth Battle of the Bands around: Rockus Maximus. Sponsored by our Mini Maker Faire partners, the Pasco County Library System (Is there a more forward looking library collective? We don’t think so!) and now in its 16th year , this annual event pits young local acts against each other in a competition to win free recording time from Clearwater’s Clear Track Studios and $1,000 in cash, and draws hundreds of attendees.
We’re excited to be bringing Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire 2013 to this great facility, a big clean canvass which we believe beautifully lends itself to the the spirit of open inventiveness and creation our event is all about!
The Concourse is easy to get to from anywhere in the Tampa Bay area and Central FL. It’s just 15-20 minutes from Spring Hill, New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Land O’Lakes, Lutz and Odessa. Just 30-45 minutes from Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, central Tampa, and Clearwater. About 45 to an hour from Temple Terrace, and Lakeland, an hour and a half from Ocala, and a little under two hours from Orlando.
We’re super excited to be showcasing Tampa Bay’s DIY inventive spirit at the Concourse, and can’t wait to transform the Pavilion into a Makers Paradise on Saturday!
We are! Maker applications and ticket sales go live January 2, 2013! Click here to see what we’re looking for in Maker applications, for a head start on your application. We’re deeply grateful to our event partners, The Concourse, Pasco County Libraries and Learning is for Everyone, and to our fantastic event planning team who will be working behind the scenes to do everything possible to help Make Your Day, at Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire 2013
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Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire is pleased to announce a collaborative agreement with the remarkable folks at The Concourse, a fantastic and multifaceted facility that has served as home to the world class Rockus Maximus: Battle of the Bands 16 and other knock-your-socks-off events!
Learning is for Everyone is delighted to be partnering with the Concourse, the Rotary Club of New Port Richey, and the amazing Pasco County Library System to bring you the 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire on March 23, 2013. We’ll have 10,000 awesome square feet of covered pavilion space, facilities for indoor workshops and classes, and acres of outdoor exhibit space.
In short, we have an entire massive facility that enables us to produce an event easily double the size of our inaugural event held earlier this year.
So save the date, and fire up your imagination – and your soldering irons and blow torches! – hop aboard our Facebook page and Tweet it from the treetops, and start getting ready now for Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire 2013!
It will be ELECTRIC!