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May 282015

Although WeekendBroward’s primary mission is to promote free live music events, we also like to let our readers know when we find a great deal such as half-off tickets to local concerts or musicals or comedy shows, etc… That being said, we teamed up with Goldstar, a company that offers 50%-off deals on Theater, Musicals, Sports & other entertainment.

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May 132015
Starlight Musicals

Each summer, Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department proudly presents the Starlight Musicals concert series sponsored by Bank of America. For 37 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 19 through August 7, 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.

Looking for 2017’s schedule?  Click here!

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 2015

June 19 – Jimmy Stowe & The Stowaways (Jimmy Buffet style)

June 26 – Andrew Morris Band (Country)

 July 3 – Valerie Tyson Band (R&B/Soul)

 July 10 – Pocket Change (Funk/Dance/R&B)

 July 17 – Viva Rock Band (Classic Rock)

July 24 – Mr. Nice Guy (Classic Rock) 

 July 31 – Chain Reaction (Journey Tribute Band)

August 7 – Brass Evolution (Classic Rock)

outdoor concerts fort lauderdale


Non-Profit Awareness & Food Drives

Each week Bank of America will feature a non-profit group to raise awareness of their program and goals. For the fourth straight year, food drives will be held throughout the concert series to benefit food banks for people as well as pets.  Non-perishable food donations will benefit The Pantry of Broward and Life Net 4 Families. Pet food donations will benefit Abandoned Pet Rescue.

You can find more information listed online at www.fortlauderdale.gov/starlight follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/playfortlauderdale.  For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Special Events Hotline at (954) 828-5363.  You may also call this line weekly to check the event status in case of inclement weather.


 May 13, 2015  Posted by  Local Events No Responses »
May 032015
Cinco de Mayo Tijuana Taxi

Being that Cinco de Mayo falls on the same day as Taco Tuesday, you would think that every bar in town would be celebrating! However, putting together a comprehensive list was not as easy as some of the other holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day or Halloween due to the festivities being centered around many places that do not usually offer live music on a weekly basis.  That’s where connections in social media come into place – I asked friends of The Weekend Concierge to help me out and received many suggestions via Facebook.  I also looked at previous years Cinco de Mayo blogs which helped too.

Simply having a special on Corona’s and Margarita’s wasn’t enough to make this list.  The celebration had to be a real “event” with live music.  A Live Mariachi Band, Mexican fare and festivities beyond the confines of the 4 walls helped too.

To make the experience of finding just the right place to go on 5/5/2015, I assembled flyers from all the Cinco de Mayo celebrations around town that met my qualifications.  The list will be updated as we approach the hours leading up to May 5th so keep checking back and check the live music calendars for exact times for bands will be playing at these events.


Hard Rock Cafe inside Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood

Baja Cafe in Deerfield Beach

El Mariachi in Coral Springs

Original Fat Cats in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Tijuana Taxi in Coral Springs

The Whole Enchilada in Plantation

Tarpon Beach/Rok Burger Himarshee Block Party in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Taco Beach Shack in Hollywood

Fishtales Restaurant & Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale

Rocco’s Taco’s in Boca Raton

Hard Rock Cafe Cinco de Mayo

Baja Cafe Deerfield Cinco de Mayo El Mariachi Coral Springs Cinco de MayoOriginal Fat Cats Cinco de MustachioTijuana Taxi  Cinco de Mayo Block PartyWhole Enchilada Cinco de Mayo
Downtown Fort Lauderdale Cinco de Mayo

 Taco Beach Shack Cinco Mayo

Fusion Cinco de Mayo

Roco's Tacos Boca Raton-650

and finally, here’s one sports bar (that happens to be a sponsor) that celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Taco Tuesday ($1 Beef Taco’s), $3 Corona’s and $4 Cuervo!

Taco Tuesday

 May 3, 2015  Posted by  Local Events No Responses »
Mar 242015

This coming Sunday, March 29th, two of our favorite places to hear live music from local rock cover bands week after week will be celebrating their anniversaries on the very same day!  Yes, it’s true! Both Cheers Food & Spirits and Cagney’s Saloon will be celebrating at the very same time! Cheers “Rock Bar” of Fort Lauderdale will be kicking off their party at 5pm with a free buffet followed by non-stop live entertainment starting at 6pm till Midnight. Cagney’s will start their’s off a little earlier with stages both indoors and out.

cheers anniversary


6pm Grindstone
7:30pm Wrecktifier
9:00pm Stone Mojo
10:30pm Dark Horse

Wrecktifier toast to Cheers-300

Wrecktifier will be toasting to Cheers’ 30th Anniversary at the same location in Fort Lauderdale

DJ Russ will be running sound & handling all the party music in between each band. Being the tremendous animal lover that he is, owner Shawn Chase has decided to offer up a free drink to anyone who makes a donation of $5 or more to Everglades Angels Dog Rescue who will be on site or you can bring canned or bagged pet food, or any pet supplies and also get a free drink ticket. Cheers’ original owner and founder, Paul Lorenzo, who opened the bar back in 1985, will be stopping by for a meet and greet. Brother Conrad Chase, who runs Cheers in Sunrise will also be there… and he just may light some stuff on fire! New Times Broward Palm Beach Street Team will be there with giveaways, and several product suppliers will be donating goodies as well!

Cheers is located at 941 E. Cypress Creek, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Follow the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1009659569062661/



Deception will be one of 7 bands featured at Cagney’s 6th Anniversary Bash

A few miles further South and West, Cagney’s Saloon in Davie will be celebrating their 6th Anniversary with Mark and Nancy at the helm with 7 bands! Their “block” party will span both indoors and outside in the parking lot kicking off at 2pm.  (bring some sunscreen)

Expect to see specialty bikes on display, raffle prizes and plenty of drink specials to celebrate this special occasion.

Cagney’s Saloon is located at the Northwest corner of Stirling Rd. and University Drive in Davie.


2pm – Mason Pace
3pm – Volagio
4pm – Eclipse
 5pm – Loose Cannons
 6pm – Deception


5pm – Hired Gunz
8:30pm – Rough Shot

Follow this event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1435595030038854/

 March 24, 2015  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Mar 232015
Steven Hoyos

Teen band Treaty with Time has just released a single entitled My Final Wave in memory of Steven Hoyos. Steven was an accomplished, 17 year old Coral Springs High School musician who lost his life in a car crash along I-95 on January 11, 2015.

Treaty with Time Teen BandOnly one week after forming the band and writing this song, Steven lost his life, devastating family, friends, the band, as well as the entire community who knew him for his kindness and outgoing personality. As a memorial to Steven, Treaty with Time came together to put finishing touches to the song and record it for all to hear.  My Final Wave is the culmination of the band’s brief time together and is dedicated to Steven, their much loved band-mate. May his memory and spirit live on forever.

The song can be heard and downloaded from the website http://treatywithtime.com.  A donation of any amount on the website will earn you a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and a few other formats. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.  All proceeds from the sale of this song go directly to the Steven Hoyos Memorial Fund. This fund was set up at Coral Springs High School in Coral Springs, FL to help students with financial needs pay for fees associated with participation in the band program.

Donating to this fund will keep Steven’s name alive while giving more students the ability to learn and create music.

For more information including more details on how this song came to be recorded,  visit: http://treatywithtime.com

 March 23, 2015  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Mar 102015
st patricks day

Every year, bars and taverns all over the world get into full-fledged party-mode to celebrate the life of Saint Patrick who passed away on March 17th of the year 461.  According to Wikipedia, Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in Ireland, Newfoundland (Canada), and Montserrat, a British island located in the Lesser Antilles.  The holiday is also widely celebrated in Great Britain, United States, Canada, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.  To celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, followers hold parades and festivals, play Gaelic folk music and dancing, wear lots of green and use the shamrock symbol in all decorations.

Soulicide March 13This year, St Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday.  Authentic Irish Pubs and Die-Hards will celebrate from early morning with breakfast and beer until late night followed by more breakfast in the wee hours.  However, you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to get your “green on”.  Cagney’s Saloon is getting started on the night of Friday the 13th with local Rock Cover Band SOULICIDE. They will be offering food and drink specials including Irish Car Bombs and shots of Jameson (what else?!).  The City of Fort Lauderdale will celebrate on Saturday, March 14th beginning with a 4-Mile “Shamrock Run” at 7:30am followed by live music and a parade at Noon.  Read all about it at weekendbroward.com/events/st-patricks-parade-festival-fort-lauderdale-2015.  On the same day, further North, the City of Delray Beach  will present their St Patrick’s Day Parade,  2pm–4:30pm, followed by a short concert of Bagpipe bands performing on the Great Lawn at Old School Square for a “Military Tattoo”.  More post-parade activities are planned at the Center for the Arts, located on the corner of Swinton and Atlantic Avenue including a concert by The Livesays from 3:45pm till 7pm.

The next day, the City of Hollywood will get their celebrations started with a parade at 1pm followed by live music on stage plus roving performances by the NYPD Emerald Society Pipe & Drum Corps.  Read all about it at weekendbroward.com/events/st-patricks-day-parade-festival-hollywood.

Finally, you can go to work on Monday but make plans to drop into any of the following places on the REAL St. Patrick’s Day where you’ll enjoy LIVE MUSIC and maybe some corned beef & cabbage at the following places:

Live Entertainment Schedule at Local Pubs & Restaurants on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Mainstreet at Athena by the Sea in Lauderdale by the Sea 6:30pm

The Flyers at Brendan’s Sports Pub in Pompano Beach 7:00pm

Peace Out (trio) at Kingshead Pub in Pompano Beach 7:30pm

Bounce at Packy’s Sports Pub in Lighthouse Point 8:00pm (see ad below)

Grindstone at Tijuana Taxi Co. in Coral Springs 8:00pm

The Fusion Band at Fishtales on 33rd in Ft Lauderdale 8:00pm

Gimme-5 Unplugged at Kelly Brothers Irish Pub in Fort Lauderdale 8:00pm

Down Durty Boyz at Cuddy’s Sports Shack in Coconut Creek 8:30pm

United State of Rock at Whiskey Tango in Hollywood 9:00pm

Bungled & Botched Reunion at Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood 9:30pm (See ad below)

I’m not sure about the bands because they are probably AUTHENTIC Irish but judging from past years, you’ll find two HUGE OUTDOOR celebrations going in Broward – one at The Field Irish Pub in Dania Beach and the other at Maguire’s Hill 16 in Fort Lauderdale.  Parking might be a challenge due to the vast numbers of people who are expected to attend each of these with Indoor AND Outdoor activities going on all day long.

You’ll find all the above and more listed at www.weekendbroward.com/live-music/ with more choices for South Palm Beach County available too!

Hard Rock CafeSt Pattys Day March 17