Pops in the Park

Once a year, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra plays under the stars in Southwood at Central Park Lake. I like this event more for what it’s not than what it is. It’s not pretentious. It’s not just for families. It’s not a snoozefest. The symphony does a great job of mixing classics with tunes you’ll recognize. This year includes a tribute to Cinco de Mayo. You can bring your own food and drinks (including booze), or you can purchase them at the park. Red Elephant, the Cravings food truck, Sno-Cones, and Early’s Kitchen will be slingin’ food this year. The most interesting new twist has got to be the all-you-can-drink-beer wristband for $10. I know Southwooders love to party, but all-you-can drink?

Tickets are $10 per person, children under 12 are free. Seating is general admission, but if you’re a high roller you can purchase an eight person table for $500. The park opens at 5:30pm and concert begins at 7:00pm. Parking is available at the Southwood Town Center. Visit the symphony’s website for more information.