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Thanks to Andy Werrner for joining us at The Yard and for writing this great article for The Tampa Times about The Yard!

Citrus Park couple turns back yard into concert venue
By Andy Warrener, Times Correspondent
Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:19pm

What Is A House Concert?

Chances are likely that you'll find something new has been added or improved upon each time you come to The Yard! Mark and Sharon are continuously building, creating, decorating and planning for even greater improvements so that your experience at The Yard is always the best!


So, when the music starts and the lights come on, we hope you will find a place to put your chair, pour yourself the beverage of your choice, fill up a plate and enjoy the music of the finest musicians there are!!


A BIG thank you to all of our friends that come and support The Yard!!

2019 Schedule


For over 10 years we have been opening our home to our favorite Trop Rock and Independent Artists to come share their music and the stories about the songs they write. We are proud to say that The Yard has been voted 7x  as the winner of the  #1 Trop Rock House Concert Venue of the Year by the Trop Rock Music Alliance.


We invite our friends & family to come join us and enjoy great music, fun times and good friends! Because we are a private house concert, there is not an “admission fee” but it is a suggested $15.00-$20.00 per person donation that goes 100% to the artists. (We keep none of the money.) The artists will usually have CDs and other merchandise you can purchase directly from them, as well.


As our friends & family, we hope you will join us for all of your favorite musicians and to discover new artists and music along the way! We're all one big happy family at The Yard and if you love good music and good friends you’re sure to find it in our back yard!


Please bring a dish/snack to share with everyone, your lawn chairs and your favorite beverage of choice. There are restrooms for your convenience and The YARDOME (our large covered pavilion) provides cover so the party goes on rain or shine!  Parking is available in our yard and along the street.


Hope you will join us at The Yard soon!

Mark & Sharon Leverett

Artist Donation Info

Upcoming Shows

A house concert is when the host opens up their home and invites you to share in a performance by one of their favorite musicians. It's a chance to meet the performers and get to know them in a way that wouldn't be possible in most other venues. You can purchase merchandise and have them sign and personalize your new CD.


House concerts have become more and more popular in the last several years because when you host a house concert you are not only getting the opportunity to hear your favorite artist/band up close and personal but you are also providing an opportunity to share that experience with your friends as well as providing the artist an opportunity to expand their fan base and share the stories and experiences that bring about the music they write and play in a much more intimate and inviting setting. 


The Yard has been hosting house concerts since January 2008. We take pride in having some of the top artists grace our stage and look forward to bringing friends and family many more new and exciting experiences.

About Our Venue

Saturday January 5th
Sunny Jim CD Release Party
Meet & Greet 1:00pm ~ Concert 2-5pm


Saturday January 19th
TJ Walsh
Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert 7-10pm

Sunday February 3rd
Brent Burns
Meet & Greet 1:00pm ~ Concert 2-5pm

Saturday March 23rd
Don Middlebrook
Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert 7-10pm

Saturday April 13th
American Made
Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert 7-10pm

Saturday May 18th
Danny Rosado
Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert 7-10pm

Saturday June 1st
The Detentions
Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert 7-10pm

Saturday June 29th
Jimmy Parrish & The Waves
Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert 7-10pm

July ~ There will be NO concert 

Saturday August 3rd
Jesse Rice
Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert 7-10pm

Saturday September 21st
Bill Cockrell & The High Tide Band
Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert 7-10pm

October TBA

Saturday November 9th
Southern Drawl Band
Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert 7-10pm

Saturday November 23rd
Roger Bartlett & John Frinzi
Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert 7-10pm

Saturday December 21st
Merry Christmas at The Yard

Highway One Band

Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert 7-10pm



2018 Schedule

7x TRMA Award Winning House Concert Venue of the Year




The Yard Tampa

Take a look around The Yard!

Saturday November 17th 

Dave McKenney & Eric Ellis

Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert at 7-10pm

60's CHIRSTMAS AT THE YARD
with Jimi Pappas and Band

Saturday December 15th
Meet & Greet 6:00pm ~ Concert at 7-10pm