Weekend Concierge

Jun 062016

It’s hard to believe that a year has already passed since Galuppi’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility became the “Go-To” place year-round to see top quality tribute bands each and every weekend and for free!  The concerts were going to end after the summer but “couldn’t” due to high customer demand for this conveniently located patio-bar which holds 500+ fans both covered and open-air with complete dinners and full-liquor bars operating both inside and outside so nobody has to miss a beat!

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Vertigo Tribute to U2

Management has worked very hard to bring back some of the favorites from the past year and added new bands to please fans of all ages and tastes in music.    While there’s no charge to attend, there is an optional reserved area (ie: band-box) if you don’t mind plunking down $100 to guarantee a seat for you and your friends on any of these nights, in which case you’ll need to call to RSVP. Otherwise, reservations are not available.  You can even bring your lawn chair if you’d like to see in any of the area surrounding the stage.

Summer Performance Schedule (8pm-10:30pm)

Saturday, June 11th – Vertigo – a tribute to U2

Saturday, June 19th – Forever Young – a tribute to Neil Young

Saturday, June 25th – Randi & The Wildfire Band (Classic Rock with a special touch of violin!)


The Wildfire Band

Saturday, July 9th – The Doors Alive – a tribute to Jim Morrison & The Doors

Saturday, July 16th – * The BOSS Project – a tribute to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Saturday, July 23rd – * Roll the Stones – a tribute to The Rolling Stones

Saturday, July 30th – * Garth Brooks Tribute

Saturday, August 6th – Anthology, Tribute to The Beatles (Band reunion!)

Saturday, August 13th – * Dreams – a tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Friday, August 19th – Forever Young – a tribute to Neil Young

Saturday, August 20th – * Cold Shot –  tribute to guitar legends Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan

Saturday, August 27th – * Lifeline – a tribute to Ann & Nancy Wilson and Heart

Saturday, September 3rd – Jaded – a tribute to Aerosmith

* denotes this band as making their debut appearance at Galuppi’s


Galuppi’s is located at 1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33063 (954) 785-0226

To learn more about Galuppi’s, click here


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 June 6, 2016  Posted by  Weekend Blog Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Jun 032016

The Wellington Parks and Recreation Department offers many events throughout the year, including free events all year long at the Wellington Amphitheater, and Special Events such as the Father-Daughter Dance, July 4th Celebration, Fall Festival, Memorial and Veterans Day Parades and Ceremonies, and more!  Because we love outdoor concerts, (and food trucks) we have summarized upcoming bands for the action-packed months of June and July at this most popular open-air venue in western Palm Beach county.

Summer Concert Schedule

June 2nd – The Flyers (Classic Rock Trio) Showtime 6:30 *

June 9th – Rough Shot (Country and Southern Rock) Showtime 6:30 *

June 11th – The Turnstiles (Billy Joel Tribute) 8:30

June 16th – Chillakaya (Reggae) 6:30pm *

June 23rd – Whitestone 6:30 pm *

June 25th – Tendure’s Hendrix Experience (Jimmy Hendrix Tribute) 8:30pm

June 30th – Bobby “G” Gugliuzza (Singer/Songwriter) 6:30pm *

July 4th – The Long Run (Eagles Tribute) 6:00-10pm  4th of July Celebration at Village Park

July 7th – Ocoee River Band (Country) 6:30pm

July 9th – Jimmy Buffett Tribute by Caribbean Chillers 8:30pm

July 14th – The NattyBōs (Rock & Blues) 6:30pm *

July 21st – Orange Sunshine Band (Rock’n Roll oldies from 60’s and 70’s) 6:30pm *

July 23rd – Paul Revere’s Raiders 8:30pm

July 28th – Bobby G 6:30pm *

August 13th – Bruce Springsteen Tribute 8:00pm

August 20th – Tina Turner Tribute 8:00pm

* Food Trucks coordinated by Food Truck Invasion will be on site 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

More info at: www.wellingtonfl.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/events/amphitheater

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 June 3, 2016  Posted by  Local Events No Responses »
May 272016
Mizner Park Music Summer Series

The City of Boca Raton presents Music and Movies Under the Stars at The Mizner Park Amphitheater all summer long from June 3 – August 19, 2016. The public is invited to bring blankets and chairs or rent chairs for $5. Food & Beverages will be available for sale too. Outside food and beverages and pets are not permitted.


Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 7:30pm – THE SYMPHONIA BOCA RATON

“Summer Enchanted Evening”, with Kyle Prescott, Conductor and Mei Mei Luo, Violin. The Symphonia Strings will delight you with movements from Serenades by masters such as Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Dvorak and Mozart’s famous Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. In addition, works by Aaron Copeland, Leroy Anderson and Strauss. Also featuring some Broadway favorites.

Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 7:30pm – BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE: TURNSTILES

Turnstiles tribute to Billy Joel sings and recreates the songs of the Piano Man with so much authenticity, you’ll forget that it’s only a tribute band!

Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 7:00pm – FAU Summer Concert Band

A Father’s Day Celebration featuring the FAU Summer Concert Band at the Mizner Park Amphitheater following the Mizner Park Downtown Drive car show from 11am-5pm.

Friday, June 24th, 2016 at 7:30pm – LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE: ZOSO

All the way from California, Zoso’s nationwide tour stops in Boca Raton this Summer. Known as “The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience”, Zoso formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity. (Update 6-25-16: Photos can be found at https://www.facebook.com/weekendpalmbeach/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1183457471674477&hc_location=ufi)

Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 8:00pm – MINIONS MOVIE (PG)

Mad Science activity beginning at 6:30pm, movie at 8pm

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 7:30pm – DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: STARDUST MEMORIES

Attention all Young Americans, Heroes and Rebel-Rebels: don’t miss this night of tribute to the late David Bowie. Formed in 2012 and Fronted by Mark Alan as the David Bowie persona, this powerful 8 piece band will be playing a nice potpourri of Bowie hits, album cuts and personal favourites.

Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 7:30pm – BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE BY RUFFHOUSE

We hope you like Jammin, too, to the sounds of reggae legend Bob Marley as covered by the Ruff House reggae band.

Friday, August 5th, 2016 at movie at 8:00pm – STAR WARS, THE FORCE AWAKENS MOVIE (PG13)

The latest in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars The Force Awakens.

Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 7:30pm – EAGLES TRIBUTE: THE LONG RUN

We get a Peaceful, Easy Feeling every time The Long Run performs!

Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 7:30pm – THE SYMPHONIA BOCA RATON

“Symphonia Sizzles” with Jeff Kaye, Conductor and Trumpet. The Symphonia will dazzle you with popular favorites. Audiences of all ages will delight in this program. This eclectic program will feature a brilliant solo by Jeff Kaye.


During the tribute band performances on 6/17, 6/24, 7/22, 7/29, and 8/12 visit the Beer Garden to sample a variety of craft beers, learn how to make your own, play games, and meet experts from Hollywood Brewery starting at 6:30pm.

More info at: http://myboca.us/pages/mizneramphi

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May 252016

Every summer, the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department presents the Starlight Musicals Concert Series at Holiday Park, located off Federal Hwy and Sunrise Blvd, not too far from downtown Fort Lauderdale. For 38 years, these free outdoor concerts have provided a great way to enjoy the summer with family and friends.  The series features an exciting line up of bands covering pop, country, rhythm and blues, tropical rock, and more. The shows take place Fridays, June 17 through August 5, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on the football field at Holiday Park, which is located at 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive in Fort Lauderdale.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and coolers.  Please note that pets are not permitted in the park.   We look forward to seeing you out there this summer!

Scheduled dates for the summer of 2016

June 17 – Chain Reaction – The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band

June 24 – The Valerie Tyson Band (Classic R&B & Soul)

July 1 – Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways  (Tropical Rock/Jimmy Buffet)

July 8 – Shane Duncan Band (Country with some pop)

July 15 – Mr. Nice Guy (Classic Rock)

July 22 – Solid Brass (A tribute to Horn Bands, Classic Rock)

July 29 – Suenalo (Latin Funk)

August 5 – Pocket Change (Motown, Soul & Funk)

For more information, visit http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/starlight-musicals.  You may alsoe call the Parks and Recreation Special Events Hotline at (954) 828-5363,  especially to check on the event status in case of inclement weather.

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May 242016
Friday Night Sound Waves

Friday Night Sound Waves, the FREE live music series taking place at The Hub on Fort Lauderdale Beach every Friday from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. through November 18th., is adding a 13-week “Great Beach Getaway Giveaway” to the mix! From June 3rd until August 26th, Friday Night Sound Waves attendees have the opportunity to win Fort Lauderdale Beach stays featuring a three-day and two-night getaway at one of the area’s finest resorts, spas and superior small lodging hotels.

Deemed an “escape” by area locals, Friday Night Sound Waves, in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Beach Council and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Broward Chapter, are giving attendees just that; a chance to win a free Fort Lauderdale Beach Escape. With no purchase necessary, attendees can register on-site weekly during the Friday Night Sound Waves performances. The winner announced that evening must be present to win.

“Every Friday we invite our locals and those visiting the area to slide off their shoes and slip into the weekend while enjoying the best of South Florida’s local music scene in the serene setting of Fort Lauderdale Beach” said series producer Arianne Glassman. “Our Fort Lauderdale Beach business community is taking it up one notch by offering those attending the concert series a way to extend that ‘feeling of being on vacation’ by winning a weekend stay.”

To date, participating hotels include The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, B Ocean, Bahia Mar: A Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Fort Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Lago Mar, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, W Fort Lauderdale and Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Weekly winners will also receive a Hello Sunny 2-4-1 Summer Savings Passport, offering more than one hundred 2-4-1 offers at various attractions, restaurants and hotels, plus gift cards to The Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Water Taxi, Sun Trolley and more.



In addition to the generous giveaways, Friday Night Sound Waves will continue to host some of South Florida’s and the region’s best talent during the Summer Series with a lineup of reggae, indie, rock ‘n’ roll and tribute performances. Performance highlights throughout the giveaway nights include acclaimed Jamaican guitarist, Eugene Grey (June 10), the soulful indie group, Grace & the Victory Riders (June 17), classic rock band, Weedline (July 1), Latin-fusion sensation, Sabor Latino (July 15), Reggae & Funk band Spred the Dub (July 22) tropical rock band, Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways (August 5) and acoustic roots artists, SOSOS (August 19). For complete summer schedule, visit http://weekendbroward.com/friday-night-sound-waves-announces-2016-line-up/ or  www.FridayNightSoundWaves.com



July’s kickoff performance by rock band, Weedline, on July 1st is the perfect lead into the holiday weekend! As part of the Military Series, this performance will benefit United Way of Broward County’s MISSION UNITED initiative, a critical program supporting United States military veterans and their families as they re-acclimate to civilian life. Other exciting performances include those by Latin Fusion band, Sabor Latino on July 15th and by Reggae & Funk band Spred the Dub on July 22nd. Mist TWST™ sponsors the July 22rd date, and will offer samples of their new combination “twist” sodas from the Mist TWST™ van.

The Friday Night Sound Waves Live Music series is Free to the public through major funding support by the Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District, as well as series sponsors like the Fort Lauderdale Beach CRA, Pepsi Bottling Company, Mist TWST™, The Beach 102.7 FM, 101.5 LITE FM, 104.3 FM The Shark, The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and Visit Florida. Nightly performance sponsors include the It’s Better on the Beach Restaurant Group, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Central Beach Alliance, Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, The Las Olas Association and area homeowner’s associations.

About Friday Night Sound Waves

Taking place every Friday night from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at “The Hub” on Fort Lauderdale Beach at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, the 36-week Friday Night Sound Waves live music series is free to the public and features a diverse mix of Jazz, Blues, Country, Latin Fusion, Top 40, Reggae, World and Classic Rock performers. For more information and the complete schedule of performances and events, please visit www.FridayNightSoundWaves.com or follow Friday Night Sound Waves on social media: facebook.com/FridayNightSoundWaves, twitter.com/SoundWavesFLB.

May 102016
Hard Rock Rising

Hard Rock, in partnership with ReverbNation, is turning up the volume for its sixth-annual global music competition, Hard Rock Rising. On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, up-and-coming local artists and music acts will have a chance to rise to international stardom by performing in the world’s largest, one-day music showcase taking place at participating Hard Rock Cafes around the world. Musicians who were interested in participating registered online at HardRockRising.com. In addition to the global final on June 1, the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood will have qualifying rounds that include some of the best local music in south Florida. The global grand prize includes $50,000 USD, a professionally-produced music video, a Fender Instruments prize pack and an all-expenses-paid trip to perform at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza. All qualifying rounds start at 9pm inside the Hard Rock Café, located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Friday, May 13 – Shatterglass, Inna Sense and The Holidazed
Friday, May 20 – Chemradery, Day 4 and Steeltown Religion
Friday, May 27 – Absoloot, Artisan Soul and Ornimental

Hard Rock Café Hollywood could not do this alone, so we would like to welcome our judging panel to include, multi-instrumentalist Burny Pelsmajer from the School of Rock, musician, songwriter, performer and owner of DogManic Recording Studios, Christian Solazzo and singer-songwriter, Lisa Thayer. All of the judges were hand-picked and are very well known in the south Florida music community.

“Live music has been a cornerstone of Hard Rock’s mission since our beginning in 1971,” said Jeff Nolan, Hard Rock International’s resident music guru and Memorabilia Historian. “Hard Rock Rising 2016 is a one day, global celebration of local artists. We hope to raise awareness for these incredible and too-often overlooked acts, while simultaneously providing exposure that helps them breakthrough to the next level of success.”

Rock Local, Win Global

The wildcard “winner” will be automatically eligible to participate in the Hard Rock Rising music showcase taking place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at the participating Hard Rock Cafe or Hotel location they selected when registering. Three additional acts for each location will be selected to perform by the local Hard Rock Cafe or Hotel team. One winner will be selected from each location by a panel of local industry judges.

A panel of international music industry professionals will then narrow the local cafe winners down to four regional finalists and one global grand prize winner. All will receive a professionally-produced music video that will be added regionally to the Hard Rock video system, a 1,000 count CD/DVD pack of their latest recording and video from Bison Disc, and a Fender Instruments prize pack. The grand prize winner will receive $50,000 USD, have their video added worldwide to the Hard Rock video system and get an all-expenses-paid trip to perform at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza in September 2016.

Hard Rock Rising is hosted, in partnership with ReverbNation, the global leader in providing independent musicians with the tools to manage every aspect of their careers. ReverbNation’s unique platform and extensive community of more than 4 million artists in over 100 countries worldwide provides undiscovered artists with a chance to catapult their music careers and expose themselves to Hard Rock’s global audience.

“The opportunity for ReverbNation to partner with and support Hard Rock Rising for another year highlights our passion and dedication to providing emerging artists with the tools they need to evolve their music careers,” said Mike Doernberg of ReverbNation. “By utilizing our unique platform and curation capabilities, we are able to expose the talented musicians of the ReverbNation community and introduce them to Hard Rock’s global audience.”

For full rules and a list of participating locations, visit www.HardRockRising.com.