Beat the Tampa Traffic and Uber to Sunset Music Festival 2016


Tampa traffic is notorious for being bad on just an average day. When big events come to the area, like SMF Tampa 2016, you can expect there to be delays and congestion.

Luckily, Uber has a strong network of drivers in the Tampa, FL, area and can make your journey to and from Sunset Music Festival much easier. If you’re unfamiliar, Uber is an app-based platform that connects those who need a ride (i.e. you and your SMF crew) with drivers of different vehicle types (ranging from economy sedans to luxurious SUVs).

*Note: This post contains a promo code for SMF Tampa 2016. If you’re looking for savings on Groove Cruise, use my discount code, GrooveCruiseChris (How do I use this code?), for $50 off/person.

Using the app on your smartphone, you can request an Uber, pay, and rate your driver without ever having to pull out cash or any other payment method.

How Uber Works

  • Download and open the app on your phone to see drivers around you.
  • Establish your pick-up location and a driver will make their way towards you.
  • While you’re waiting, input your destination (i.e. Raymond James Stadium).
  • When the car arrives, verify the make/model and license plate number and get in.
  • After you arrive at your destination (which you can change – just tell them them “oh wait, can you drop me/us off over there…”), simply get out.
  • The fare for your ride is handled entirely through the app, and you’ll have the opportunity to rate your driver.


Raymond James Stadium
4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607
North Lot
Good Reference Point: Intersection of MLK and N. Himes Ave.

You don’t have to worry about calling a cab, dealing with their outrageous fares, or the hassle of driving yourself and sitting in traffic. Just open the app, set your pick up point, catch a ride, and enjoy your SMF experience.

Uber is generally more affordable than a taxi, and (in Tampa at least) there are drivers all over who can take you to all the hot spots around the city. Because Uber relies heavily on driver ratings, the overall experience is much nicer than a typical taxi.

Note: During high demand times, a “surge” surcharge may be in effect. If you’re not in a huge rush, just sit tight and have it notify you when it drops.

When you’re ready to sign up (free), download the Uber app and create a new account. You’ll need to enter a credit/debit card as this will facilitate the payment. You can change this payment method at any time.

When you’re creating a new account, you can use my promo code, chrisp336, for an easy $15* in free ride credits for your first ride. Think about like this – just for reading this article and signing up, you get a free ride to SMF. Get everyone in your crew (who is also new to Uber) to do the same and take turns using the free ride credit. Enjoy your free/reduced transport to/from SMF Tampa.

Grab your friends, download the app, and use my code for some free ride credits. It’s easy, convenient, and lets you focus on creating memories instead of dealing with Tampa traffic.

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*Free ride amounts vary by city. New users only. Valid in the U.S. Excludes TAXI. When you use my code, I also receive free ride credits. So, using my code is a great way to say thanks if the info on my site has helped you. You don’t have to use my code, but that means we both pay more to get to/from Sunset Music Festival, and that makes me sad 🙁

Sunset Music Festival Details

Saturday & Sunday
May 28 & 29, 2016

Raymond James Stadium (North Lot)
Tampa, Florida

Buy Sunset Music Festival 2023 Tickets

1-Click Promo Code: SMFRAVE

Discount applied at checkout. Want to type it in manually? Visit the ticket purchase page and enter SMFRAVE (all caps).

Helpful links:
Tutorial: How to Use the SMF Tampa Promo Code
Direct SMF Tampa 2016 Ticket Link

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