Jul 1, 2022 - Things to Do

Out-of-the-box ways to celebrate July 4th in Tampa Bay

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Of course there will be fireworks and block parties this weekend, but you can also get patriotic with a great performance. Here are a few shows to celebrate the USA in Tampa Bay this weekend:

"Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash": See Johnny Cash's life story told through his iconic songbook — from "I Walk the Line" and "Folsom Prison Blues" to "Country Boy" and "A Boy Named Sue."

  • 8pm Friday, 3pm and 8pm Saturday at Gompertz Theatre in Sarasota. $29-$49.

"In the Heights": Ovations Dance Repertory Company brings Lin Manuel Miranda's Broadway show, about a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood, to Tampa.

  • 1pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at The Cuban Civic Club. $15-60.

Jennifer and the For Reals: Powerhouse vocalist Jennifer Real helps celebrate the Fourth at Boom By the Bay in downtown Tampa.

  • 5-9pm Monday at The Straz's Riverwalk Stage. Free!

Go deeper: See more events roundups in the Bradenton Herald and Tampa Bay Times.

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