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!