Weekend Concierge

May 072017
 
Pompano Beach Cultural Center Grand Opening

The City of Pompano Beach is delighted to announce that The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, located at 50 W. Atlantic Blvd. officially opens to the public on the weekend of May 11 – 14.  The Cultural Center will be the new home to 11 South Florida regional companies ranging from dance to music to theater.  In addition, the Center will host performances by nationally acclaimed musicians and exhibits by esteemed artists. Be the first to experience this amazing new center and the World Premiere Cuban art exhibit, Shipwrecked of Reason during opening weekend as fun-filled events will be held to suit each and everyone’s tastes.  The World Premiere Cuban art exhibit, Shipwrecked of Reason, will be on view at all events, however a special celebration for this will exhibit will take place during Havana Nights on Saturday, May 13th.

Thurs May 11 – Ribbon Cutting Followed by Imagine

Guests will be invited to explore the Center and experience Imagine. Renowned playwright and director Michael McKeever, in conjunction with Kevin Black Productions, have prepared an array of surprises with live spontaneous performances throughout the building. Participants in the evening’s festivities include Cirquesco, Florida’s Singing Sons Boy Choir, Brazilian duo Rose Max and Ramatis Moraes, Grammy nominated trumpeter, Ed Calle and much more!

Admission is Free and open to the public starting at 5pm

 

Friday, May 12 -The Preview Party

The Preview Party, proudly sponsored by Sabbia Beach and presented by Pompano! Magazine, will also have the winning touch of Michael McKeever and Kevin Black Productions with performances by Cirquesco, world premiere short plays by McKeever, dancing the night away to Little Jake and the Soul Searchers, plus food, cocktails, live auctions and many more surprises. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets: $100  or $125 for Preview Party and Havana Nights combination package

 

Saturday, May 13 – Havana Nights

Havana Nights, presented by JetBlue on Saturday, May 13 will feature the music of two-time Grammy Award winner Marlow Rosado and his 12-piece band, along with tours of Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art, a world premiere collection of work from the top 20 Cuban contemporary artists.  This exhibit is curated by the internationally renowned Isabel María Pérez Pérez and presented in partnership with the Latin American Art Pavilion (LAAP).  The event will feature jazz trios and quartets, signature drinks and food. The VIP reception begins at 7pm,  general admission 8pm,

Tickets: $50, $75 or $125 complete package including Preview Party on Friday May 12

Sunday, May 14 – Florida Grand Opera

Finally, on Sunday, May 14 at 1 p.m., bring the family to the free FGO Family Day presented by the Florida Grand Opera. Opera fans – young and old – new to the genre or opera aficionados – can come and explore the world of opera through hands on activities, live performances, interactive experiences, and the thrill of live theater.

 

Programming listings for Alliance members begin immediately as well. For tickets and upcoming performances, www.ccpompano.org or call 954-839-9578.

 May 7, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
May 022017
 

From experiencing live music under the stars at an outdoor amphitheater, to rocking out at an arena, or taking a road trip to a music festival, there is something special about summer concerts, and Live Nation is celebrating the start of the season with National Concert Day on May 1, as well as the “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion,” which offers over 1,000,000 tickets to some of Live Nation’s summer tours for just $20 (that’s all-in, no additional fees).

Presented by State Farm and produced by Live Nation, National Concert Day is a time for the artists and fan communities to unite around their love of live music. With most tours and festivals already announced, it’s also a great time for fans to plan out their summer concert schedule throughout May, June, July and August.

In celebration of National Concert Day, for one week only, Live Nation is launching their “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion” by making over one million tickets available for just $20. There will be tickets for 50+ tours and 1000+ shows at venues across the nation. The general on-sale for the “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion” begins Tuesday, May 2 at 8am local time, and continues for one week through Tuesday, May 9. See below for a highlight of performers offering $20 tickets, and visit livenation.com/20ticket for more information and to purchase tickets.

AT&T is bringing customers to the front of the line for the “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion” with AT&T priority presale ticket access beginning Monday, May 1 at 10am local time through the AT&T THANKS program**. For complete presale details visit att.com/frontoftheline.

Additionally, on National Concert Day, Live Nation is producing a special concert in New York City at Irving Plaza presented by State Farm. This year’s celebration features performances by Jason Aldean, Foreigner, The Roots, Daughtry, Prince Royce, and Nickelback.

Prior to the performance, several of the artists will stop by to chat with media about their upcoming summer tour including, OneRepublic, Rob Thomas and Paul Doucette (Matchbox Twenty), Joan Jett, Adam Lambert (Queen + Adam Lambert), Phillip Phillips, Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Mike Einziger and Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Straight No Chaser, Scott Bradlee (Postmodern Jukebox), Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham, The KIDZ BOP Kids, and more. The National Concert Day event will be hosted by NBC’s Lilliana Vazquez.

Continuing the celebration of National Concert day, and launching the on-sale for the “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion,” OneRepublic will perform live on NBC’s TODAY Show on May 2.

Nationally Touring Artists Included in Live Nation’s $20 “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion”
For a full list of artists, please visit LiveNation.com/20ticket.

Boston with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Brad Paisley with Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell
Brantley Gilbert with Tyler Farr and Luke Combs
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers
Chris Brown
Dead & Company
Deep Purple and Alice Cooper with special guest The Edgar Winter Band
Def Leppard with Poison and Tesla
Deftones & Rise Against
Depeche Mode
Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi
Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly and Chris Lane
Foreigner and Cheap Trick with special guest Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
Future
Goo Goo Dolls with special guest Phillip Phillips
Hank Williams Jr and Lynyrd Skynyrd
Incubus with special guest Jimmy Eat World
Jason Aldean with Chris Young and Kane Brown
Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ featuring Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy
Jermaine Dupri Presents SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour
John Mayer
Kings of Leon
Korn with Stone Sour
Lady Antebellum with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young
Lifehouse and Switchfoot
Lionel Richie and very special guest Mariah Carey
Luke Bryan with Brett Eldredge
Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows
Muse with special guest Thirty Seconds to Mars
New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men
Nickelback with special guest Daughtry and Shaman’s Harvest
OneRepublic/The Honda Civic Tour featuring OneRepublic with special guests Fitz & The Tantrums and James Arthur
Prince Royce
Queen + Adam Lambert
Retra Futura
Rod Stewart with very special guest Cyndi Lauper
Sam Hunt with Maren Morris and Chris Janson
Straight No Chaser / Postmodern Jukebox
Styx and REO Speedwagon with special guest star Don Felder
Sublime with Rome and The Offspring
The KIDZ BOP Kids
Third Eye Blind with special guests Silversun Pickups
Train with special guests O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield
Young the Giant with special guest Cold War Kids & Joywave
Zac Brown Band

To see a complete list of Live Nation’s summer tours and festivals, please visit livenation.com.

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

#NationalConcertDay

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**Priority presale: While supplies last. Eligibility, ticket limits, fees, charges and additional terms & restrictions apply.

Here’s a list of the $20 concert ticket shows in South Florida:

  • May 12 – John Legend – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • May 16 – Jimmy Buffett – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • May 20 – Muse w/Thirty Seconds- Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • May 27 – Train – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • June 9 – Third Eye Blind – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • June 17 – Dierks Bentley – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • June 23 – Rise Against & The Deftones – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • June 30 – Chicago & The Doobie Brothers – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • July 6 – Incubus – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • July 15 – Sam Hunt – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • July 19 – Styx & REO Speedwagon – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • July 29 – Lady Antebellum – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • July 30 – Prince Royce – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • Aug. 1 – Foreigner & Cheap Trick – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • Aug. 1 – Straight No Chaser – Mizner Park Amphitheater
  • Aug. 10 – Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey – BB&T Center
  • Aug. 16 – Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • Aug. 25 – Lifehouse & Switchfoot – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • Sept. 1 – Goo Goo Dolls – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • Sept. 8 – Bryan Adams – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • Sept. 22 – Zac Brown Band – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • Sept. 23 – Young the Giant – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • Sept. 27 – Kings of Leon – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
  • Nov. 10 – Jethro Tull – Mizner Park Amphitheater
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Apr 222017
 
Family Friends Freedom

The Friday Night Sound Waves concert series will help the Ford Lauderdale Air Show fly into Fort Lauderdale Beach this year! On Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday Night Sound Waves will host the official Air Show kickoff party with a performance by local rising country music stars, the Shane Duncan Band.  In addition to the Shane Duncan Band performance, a proclamation will be presented by County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, in recognition of May 6, 2017, Hurricane Battalion Day in Broward County. More than 860 Hurricane Battalion Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment will be welcomed home on Friday, May 5, 2017 after being deployed to the Horn of Africa, and based out of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in April 2016.

“We are extremely proud of these brave men and women, who provided more than 7,000 hours of continuous security without incident or serious injury,” Glassman said. “We encourage everyone to join us on Friday, May 5 to recognize these defenders of our freedom and welcome them home from a successful mission.”

Throughout the evening, Ford Lauderdale Air Show sponsor, Yuengling will be on site, and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau will air a portion of the concert live on HelloSunny TV and on Apple TV 4th generation TV.  Southwest Airlines®, the official airline sponsor of Friday Night Sound Waves, will activate its Southwest® Lounge offering concertgoers comfortable seating, beach umbrellas and mats, and signature Southwest snacks.  Radio personalities from media partners, 104.3 The Shark and 102.7 The Beach FM, along with Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Jack Seiler and other City officials, will act as the proclamation and military tribute MC’s.

“This is our second year partnering with Friday Night Sound Waves to extend the exciting Air Show weekend on Fort Lauderdale Beach,” said Phil Mauro, from the Ford Lauderdale Air Show.  “With the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds leading the pack, as well as dozens of talented performers, this is sure to be an unforgettable weekend.”

The Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District (BID), comprised of many of the businesses located along A1A, is the series’ major funding partner. New and returning sponsors include the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Visit Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, It’s Better On the Beach Restaurant Group, Modelo Especial, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Bahia Mar Resort Fort Lauderdale Beach, Bahia Mar Marina,  and Modera Port Royale.

Friday Night Sound Waves is a free 36-week live music series that runs March through November. Each week, locals and visitors are encouraged to slide off their shoes and slip into the weekend to enjoy local and regional musical talent perform Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9

p.m. at The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub on the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A. To view the complete performance line up, offers from series sponsors, and special tribute and awareness nights, visit www.FridayNightSoundWaves.com. For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, please email [email protected]

About the Shane Duncan Band

Shane DuncanThe Shane Duncan Band is a high-energy country quintet hailing from South Florida, that writes, records and performs all their music. From supporting huge country acts such as Luke Bryan to performing at preliminary events for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, the Shane Duncan Band delivers non-stop energy throughout their entire set leaving crowds wanting more.

About the Beach BID

The Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District’s (BID) primary focus is to market Fort Lauderdale Beach as a premier destination to locals and visitors from around the globe. Through private investment by businesses and residents between its governing boundaries along A1A from Harbor Drive to Sunrise Boulevard, they aim to enhance one’s experience. To learn more about the different places to “Dine, Discover, Stay and Play” on the beach, visit the BID sponsored website www.MyFortLauderdaleBeach.com, or connect via social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Pinterest.

Apr 202017
 
Pompano Seafood Festival

The 33rd Annual POMPANO BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL is On The Beach, April 28-30. It is one of South Florida’s longest running and most popular outdoor festivals and 2017 is shaping up to be another great weekend.  “This is such a classic event celebrating why we all live in Florida,” says Festival manager John Good. “It is a magnificent setting on the beach at Atlantic Boulevard and literally offers something for everybody from kids to seniors. Great food, shopping and music along the ocean. That is hard to beat.”

It’s all about the seafood and this year’s festival offers more Seafood Vendors, with more varied menus. No matter what kind of seafood you like, or how you like it prepared, you are sure to find it. “We have a mix of our most popular long-time vendors along with several new vendors offering some new twists this year,” says Good. “All the food vendors are in one long row this year and it‘s going to be a fun stroll along Pompano Beach Boulevard to decide where to start. Be sure to take your time to check out all that is available.” Of course, there is plenty of non-seafood dishes and lots of treats.

Over 160 arts and crafts booths are set along Atlantic Blvd and Pompano Beach Blvd. The beachfront has been completely redeveloped over the last few years, making for a beautiful setting and an eclectic group of vendors offer everything from art to jewelry to clothing, to local services and everything in between.

Music continues to be a major focal point, anchored by rock Superstars “America” on Saturday night and featuring many of South Florida’s most popular bands. There are three stages, with more than thirty bands scheduled. Friday night on the north (Main) Stage is the fabulous Beatles Tribute Band “Across the Universe”. Throughout the weekend are top local bands with a mix of rock, blues, country, reggae and more. On Saturday, the Isle Casino South stage features Journey, Rush / Guns& Roses, and Tom Petty Tribute bands back to back.

Find the complete live music schedule and more information at: weekendbroward.com/events/pompano-beach-seafood-festival-2017

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Apr 062017
 
Arc Artisan Program

SunFest is less than a month away (May 3-7) and the clients at The Arc of Palm Beach County are excited to unveil mosaics made exclusively for this annual event. Thanks to the collaboration of clients, staff, and hundreds of volunteers, The Arc has been able to craft more than 120 mosaics which will be sold at SunFest’s brand-new Art District.

A new mix of mosaics

During SunFest, festival goers can expect to find a new mix of mosaics, along with the ones you would typically find at The Arc’s Courim Center in Riviera Beach. The beautiful mix of marine life and hearts will be accompanied by guitars and sunbursts. The new designs were chosen to complement the popular music and art festival held every year at the downtown waterfront in West Palm Beach. The handmade pieces will be sold at The Arc’s booth at SunFest, along with a variety of other collectibles such as kitchen items, framed prints, note cards, flowerpots, and much more.

Mosaics SunFest

Mosaics for SunFest made by The Arc

It took several months to come up with the collection of mosaics to be sold at SunFest. Prices for the mosaics being sold during the event start as low as $10. A portion of the art sales directly benefit clients at The Arc of Palm Beach County. For every piece of artwork that is sold, the artisan that worked on the piece receives a commission, which enables them to earn a paycheck. It is the mission of The Arc of Palm Beach County to ensure that its clients have the opportunity to be as independent as possible through quality services, education, and advocacy for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Clients in The Arc’s Artisan Program work year-round in a variety of media, including decorative mosaic art, painting, and sketching. Through this program, which is a part of the nonprofit’s Career Transition Program, clients learn how to market their artwork, speak to customers, and handle financial transactions.

During SunFest, The Arc is excited to unveil another major project that clients and volunteers have been working tirelessly on for the past few months. A large, 8-foot-tall, mosaic guitar that will be a focal point of the Art District.

To find out how you can get involved with The Arc, contact Shani Simpson by calling 561-842-3213 or email [email protected]

Photos courtesy: Jacek Photos

 April 6, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Apr 052017
 

Slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend with Friday Night Sound Waves, a free 36-week live music series on Fort Lauderdale Beach that runs from March through November. Music lovers of all ages are invited to The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub, located at corner of Las Olas Blvd. and A1A, to enjoy local and regional musical talent perform every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. During the month of April, four rising stars will be performing original songs ranging from country to reggae roots and blues-jazz.

April 7 – Farewell Angelina

Four Powerhouse Vocalists. Four multi-instrumentalists. Four dynamic songwriters. All the way from from Nashville, TN, Farewell Angelina is born and bred and Country to the core.  Presented by Southwest Airlines

April 14 – Mike Mineo

The native South Florida boy who spread his wings for the music capital or Nashville, makes a return to his hometown, bringing a sunny smile, hi-fives and unique sound and vibe, best summed up as Beach Soul.

April 21 – Spred the Dub

Spred The Dub keeps crowds dancing with their own brand of “Good Time Reggae” music – infusing elements of Soul, Funk and R&B with a foundation of Rock-steady, Ska and Roots.  Based out of West Palm Beach, their tour last year took them all the way to the UK!

April 28 – Tom Sartori

Tom Sartori will always have a place in our heart, as the artist who kicked off our inaugural series back in March 2016, Tom and his band bring a contagious excitement, you truly need to witness to understand.  If you don’t see him often enough, maybe it’s because Tom performs regularly aboard Disney Cruise Lines  and will soon be heading across the pond!

Trivia Question: What do both Farewell Angelina and Tom Sartori have in common?  

Answer: They both appeared on Thursday Night NFL singing the National Anthem!

Preview all these fine artists each Friday morning as they will be performing their original songs and covers on Entercom Radio station 102.7FM  during the Kenny Walker Morning show during the 8am hour.

For the complete concert schedule and more information, visit www.fridaynightsoundwaves.com.

 April 5, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »