Located 15 minutes from Tampa International Airport off the Veterans Expressway near Citrus Park Mall

Upcoming Special Events

Bill first developed a love for music early in life. Coming from a musical family, he soon found his natural ability to sing and perform. He began playing the drums at the age of 10 and quickly found himself playing many different styles of music with many different bands over the years. He has performed jazz, Dixieland, classical, rock, pop and everything in between. Growing up in the 70's, he was heavily influenced by the singers and songwriters of that era. He is also a fan of many other styles of music. As he performed in bands and music programs through his school years, he knew he would have a lifelong connection to music. 

After graduating high school, he attended Florida Southern College, continuing his studies in music. In addition to honing his performance on percussion, he began to study brass, strings, woodwinds, piano and voice. This is also the time he learned to play the guitar. Around the end of his college years, he became involved in aquatics and scuba diving, which led to his deep appreciation of the beaches and ocean. 

Being a Florida native and growing up on the beaches soon influenced his music. Hearing Jimmy Buffett provided a way to experience some of the feelings of beach life through music. 

Through the years Bill has performed with many bands from behind the drums as well as playing guitar as a solo performer. His musical influences are clearly heard in his song writing as well as his performances of cover songs. He continues to perform with the duo High Tide which has been together for nearly seventeen years. He also continues to perform solo shows as well as perform special events with other bands where there is an opportunity in his performance schedule. 

Bill has performed at many locations and events such as Meeting of the Minds, Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and most of the Florida Margaretville’s, Bill has also performed for many major corporate events such as Nestle, Ford, Chrysler, Donzi Boats, Pro Line Boats and many others. Bill is perfectly suited for cruises, decks, conventions, waterfront areas, parrothead parties, and private events.

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Tropicool Trio

John Patti * Sunny Jim * Jimi Pappas

Sunday August 27th


"Everybody get on the dance floor and raise those drinks up high. We'll have a good time and make some new friends at THE YARD on a Saturday night!"

Admission and Hours

Bill Cockrell & High Tide Band

Saturday September 23rd

Cabana Dawgs (opening)

Southern Drawl Band

Sunday October 28th


* Please follow the links to visit each artist's website where you can find more about them and purchase their music.

Bill Cockrell &

The Hightide Band 

The Yard

Saturday - September 23, 2017  7:00-10:00pm


Check back soon for our next Special Event! 

Welcome To

The Yard

​​​One thing you can count on is we ALWAYS have a good time at The Yard!!

Past Concerts at The Yard

6x TRMA Award Winning House Concert Venue of the Year

The Yard Tampa

Upcoming Concerts

Featured Artist

Big Bamboo Band

Sunday October 15th


Donation of $15 - $20 per person, collected at the gate, goes 100% to the artist/band.  Please bring a dish/snack to share, lawn chairs and your favorite beverage of choice.


(Rain or Shine)

Saturday Nights

Gate at 6:00pm  

Music from 7:00-10:00pm

Sunday Afternoons

Gate at 1:00pm

Music from 2:00-5:00pm

*unless otherwise noted

(hours may vary so please double check!)