Weekend Concierge

Sep 222014
Outdoor Concerts

Continuing their tradition of bringing exceptional music to the community in a fun, family friendly environment, “Delray Beach Center For The Arts” brings you “Free Friday Concerts At The Pavilion”

Each Friday starting October 10th, running through January 30th you, your friends and family are invited to enjoy some of the best local music in South Florida to the lawn at the outdoor Pavilion in the heart of downtown Delray Beach.

Nothing beats a night of listening to music under the stars in “The Most Fun Small Town In America”!

Here is the 2014 lineup through December!

October 10, 2014: Free Friday Concert, 7:30 pm; Outdoor Pavilion.TURNSTILES is the ultimate Billy Joel tribute band, featuring Tony Monaco on Keyboards.

October 17, 2014: The Blue Fire Band; THE BLUE FIRE BAND began playing together as a band in 1998 as back-up to one of south Florida’s favorite performers—Pamela Stanley. Quickly the combination of musicians became one of the tightest, most entertaining units around.

October 24, 2014: The Long Run; The Long Run boasts some of South Florida’s finest and most respected musicians. The band has reproduced the sound that made the Eagles one of the most successful bands in Rock and Roll history.

October 31, 2014: Lazy Bonez; Formed in September 2011, Lazy Bonez recreates the 80’s Rock concert experience with high energy performances featuring the songs of such legendary bands as Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Poison, Def Leppard, Van Halen, AC/DC, and so many more!

November 7, 2014: Orange Sunshine; Orange Sunshine is five professional musicians who take the concept of a tribute band in a new direction. Instead of focusing on one artist, they pay tribute to music of the 60’s…years that were significant in pop culture.

November 14, 2014: Odyssey Road; The ultimate Journey tribute band, Odyssey Road was formed with only one intention: To perform the greatest hit songs ever recorded by the legendary rock group Journey, as a tribute to the amazing music they created.

November 21, 2014: Jay Blues Band; If you have never heard the Jay Blues Band, you are in for a show! Jay performs with a high level of energy from the first note to the last. His performances go from deep, soulful blues, to an explosion of guitar riffs and vocals. His sound is “a cross between an old smoker of two packs a day and a gritty sounding person in a juke joint intent on getting his point across.”

December 5, 2014: The Otis Cadillac Band; Travel back to the late 50s and early 60s where R&B revues had a style all their own! The 11-piece Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados R&B Revue brings back that style with Classic R&B, Root Rock N’ Roll and Blues.

December 12, 2014; Jimmy Stowe And The Stowaways; Outdoor Pavilion. Party in paradise with Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways as they sail into port with an incredible mix of trop-rock tunes and a captivating stage show.
ith lead singer Jimmy Stowe at the helm, this dynamic party/dance band performs all the “Songs You Know By Heart” and more. Frequent appearances with Jimmy Buffett and a reputation for great music have established their national notoriety.

December 19, 2014: Solid Brass; Located right here in Palm Beach County since 2011, the 8-piece SOLID BRASS plays Classic Rock and R & B songs from the 60’s through the 80’s made famous by horn bands including Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Joe Cocker, the Doobie Brothers, and Stevie Wonder..

December 26, 2014; On The Roxx; On the Roxx is a tribute to the totally awesome decade of the 80s!
DIANE DeNOBLE, A highly sought after female vocalist and bandleader for her high energy show band “On The Roxx” across the country and on the high seas.

Remember to bring your blankets and chairs, but no pets or outside food or drink!

Friday Concerts in Delray Beach

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Sep 162014
world parking day

On the third Friday of September each year, cities around the world will convert parking spots into miniature parks which will be occupied by artists, designers and ordinary citizens.  The idea came about in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco based Art & Design Studio.  By 2011. the event had grown to 975 “park” locations in more than 160 different cities on 6 continents.

This year, two cities in Broward County will join the rest of the world in transforming parking spots into mini-parks – Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale on September 19th.  In Fort Lauderdale, the designated area will be around Andrews Avenue and NW 5th Avenue.  According to the City of Hollywood’s website, multiple parking spots along N. 21st Avenue and Taylor Street in downtown Hollywood will be transformed into public parks, complete with turf and custom seating.

The public is invited to enjoy Park(ing) Day 2014 in Hollywood. Visitors can walk through the 11 “parklets” and a full-size “Complete Street” model with bike lane. Multiple artists will be performing live music throughout the day and participants can take part in recreation and fitness activities and B-cycle bike share demonstrations. Barry University will be on-hand conducting health screenings and educational sessions on skin health, hydration, sun protection and other health related topics of interest.

For more information on the background of this worldwide event, refer to http://parkingday.org/

Aug 052014
Tattoo Expo South Florida 2014

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club & Convention Center at Heron Bay will be abuzz August 8, 9, 10, 2014 as the 19th Annual South Florida Tattoo Expo, sponsored by Cool Cat Tattoo, gets underway with 100% of all proceeds to benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation.  This spectacular event will include tattoo artists and vendors from all over the world, including Germany, Austria, and South America to fill the more than 115 booths at the spacious Coral Springs Marriott at Heron Bay. An open car and truck show is scheduled for Sunday, August 10, and has been dubbed South Florida’s “Most Unique Summer Car Show”. Sponsored by Cruisers of South Florida, all proceeds of this event also benefit the children’s hospital.

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of the area’s leading pediatric care hospitals, offering comprehensive health services and programs in an atmosphere that is child-friendly. An all-new facility opened in Broward County thanks to the support of events such as the South Florida Tattoo Expo, which since adopting the hospital, has raised over $750,000 to benefit the facility. Utilizing the exceptional facilities at the Coral Springs Marriott at Heron Bay, and a 100% volunteer support staff, this three-day expo will include contests, entertainment by live national and local bands and celebrity guests. More information concerning the expo may be found at www.floridatattooexpo.com.

South Florida Tattoo Expo

You’ll also discover Tattoo Artists, Suspension Shows, Burlesque Shows ,Fetish Shows , Tattoo Contests, Pin Up Contest, Wet T-shirt and Piercing Contests.

About South Florida Tattoo Expo™
Based in sunny South Florida and founded in 1996, the South Florida Tattoo Expo founders and coordinators Dave and Debbie Amchir along with the many volunteers dedicate their time to put together this event. All proceeds benefit the Joe DiMaggio Hospital Foundation. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 954.868.7040

Expo hours are 12-1am Friday 12-1am, Saturday and 12-7 on Sunday.

Admission fee is $20/day or $40 for a 3-day pass. Tickets can only be purchased at the door.

Jul 162014
gulfstream village halandale

Enjoy a variety of live bands featuring all genres as well as nightclubs, restaurants, bars, happy hour specials, and much more at The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale all Summer long! The FREE Summer Music Series takes place outside at Champions Plaza every Wednesday (7-10pm) and Saturday night (8-11pm)  from July 5 to August 30.  Gulfstream Park is located at 501 S. Federal Hwy in Hallandale Beach.

Here’s the schedule of Live Entertainment


July 5: Jessie Thompson Project
A mix of Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Country, and Dance tunes

Latin Music

Brazilian & Latin Music

Saxophonist, Pianist, Vocalist featuring all styles of music Including R&B, Jazz, Blues, and Big Band music

Eclectic, Soulful, Acoustic Duo

Latin Music

A mix of Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Country, and Dance tunes

Eclectic, Soulful, Acoustic Duo


August 2: X FACTOR
80s, 90s, and Today

A mix of Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Country, and Dance tunes

50s & 60s

50s, 60s, and 70s

60s, 70s, Classic Rock, and Top 40

Eclectic, Soulful, Acoustic Duo

A mix of Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Country, and Dance tunes

Jazz, 80s, 90s and Top 40

Eclectic, Soulful, Acoustic Duo


Happy hour specials at neighboring restaurants include:

• III Forks: 4-7PM (at the bar only)
• Brio Tuscan Grille: 3:30-6:30PM and 9PM-Close (at the bar only)
• Cantina Laredo: 4-7PM (at the bar only)
• Martini Bar: 4-8PM
• Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar: 4-7PM and 9-11PM
• Texas de Brazil: 5-7PM
• Yard House: 3-6PM and 10PM-Close

• III Forks: 4-7PM (at the bar only)
• Cantina Laredo: 12-5PM (at the bar only)
• Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar: 4-7PM
• Yard House: Eat Late from 10PM-Close

Jun 302014
fourth july events


If you’re looking for a place to celebrate independence day this Friday, July 4th, you’re in luck! We have scoured the websites of local municipalities with a focus on those who will be supporting and promoting live music in addition to the traditional fireworks shows.  Here is a summary of what we found:

City of Deerfield Beach: #1 on our list thanks to THREE stages of non-stop live entertainment at the beach starting at 12:30pm until the Fireworks show begins at 9pm.  A trolley will be providing shuttle service from  The Cove Shopping Center (1500 E. Hillsboro Blvd) and St. Ambrose Catholic Church (363 SE 12th Ave).  The list of bands and entertainers is so long, we had to create a separate page just for this event!

City of Davie: Activities will include live music beginning at 3:00p.m. on the ball fields at Pine Island Park located at 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie. Free family activities including bounce houses, rides, a climbing wall, arts and crafts, youth entertainment, swimming and games around the park all day along with Food Trucks with a variety of food available for sale. There will be live music featuring “33 Years” and “Classic Rock Therapy“. To celebrate our Country’s birthday, FREE cake will be available, while supplies last! The evening will be capped off with a fantastic patriotic fireworks show at 9:00p.m

City of Fort Lauderdale: Celebrate America’s 238th birthday at the Fort Lauderdale Beach 4th of July Spectacular! DJs, live music, face painting, games, contests, and more begin as 12:30PM and conclude with the Fireworks Show at 9PM.  Two live bands are on the schedule: Relyx classic Rock ‘n Roll at 4:30-5:45pm followed by The Long Run tribute to The Eagles from 6:15pm-9pm.

City of Hollywood: The Fabulons kick off festivities at 2pm while Reggae Band “Making Faces” preceed the fireworks at the Hollywood Beach Theatre from 7:30pm. The Hollywood Beach Theatre is located at 200 Johnson Street. Children’s fun and water games from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the oceanfront Charnow Park located at Garfield Street. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Harry Berry Park at Azalea Terrace and Surf Road will feature Tropical Sounds by Ploomie.  Due to heavy traffic and limited parking, spectators are encouraged to utilize the free shuttle buses departing from four downtown Hollywood locations from 4pm-11pm. If you park at the City Hall location, you’ll get 3D glasses to enjoy the show (while supplies last).

City of Margate: Live music, food trucks, bounce houses and a Chicken-Wing Cook-Off highlight festivities this year beginning at 5pm with Fireworks beginning at 9pm located on the North-West corner of Margate Blvd. and State Road 7.  The featured band will be Boombox from 5:30 till 8:30pm.  Omeara’s Irish Pub, located across the street, will join in the celebrations with Shovel-Head beginning at 8pm. If you are up early enough, you can also catch a parade at 9am starting at the west end of Margate blvd followed by a lunch-party at City Hall at 11:30am.

City of Pompano Beach: Pompano’s annual July 4th Beach Bash Extravaganza takes place along Pompano Beach Boulevard starting at noon.  Activities range from DJ, live music and dance, arts and crafts, antique car show, food trucks, science stations, glitter and airbrush tattoos, and more, culminating with fireworks off the pier at 9pm.

City of Sunrise:  Sunrise has organized festivities in two parts: First, a parade from 10am-1pm. This year’s theme is “Marching Through History”  Floats will wind their way west along Sunset Strip from NW 12th Street to City Park, where the fun continues with free food, rides and children’s entertainment. Local businesses and organizations are welcome to participate. The second part begins at 5pm at the BB&T center where families will find children’s rides and activities, along with an assortment of food and beverage vendors. The Jacob Jeffries Band will kick off the evening’s live music lineup, and Grammy Award-nominated alternative rockers The Spin Doctors (Two Princes, Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong, Jimmy Olsen’s Blues) will headline.  Fireworks will follow the concert.

City of Tamarac:  The All American Celebration takes place from 6pm to 9:30pm at the Tamarac Sports Complex located at 9901 NW 77 Street, Tamarac. A free outdoor concert by The Valerie Tyson Band promises to perform an energetic array of musical medleys.  There will also be an entertainment area with fun rides, arts & crafts, games to keep the children busy, and food trucks will be on site. A choreographed pyrotechnical fireworks display kicks off promptly at 9pm. Attendees are asked to use a shuttle bus from Tamarac City Hall (7525 NW 88th Ave) and Tamarac Community Center (8601 W. Commercial Blvd) due to limited parking on site.

Many more live music events, especially post-fireworks, can be found on the WeekendBroward live music calendar.

Wherever you decide to go, be safe and enjoy the day!

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Jun 062014
hard rock cafe birthday

Hard Rock Café, Hollywood believes that giving back in the community is the way to celebrate 43 years of Rock and Roll and we want you to be part of it. Starting on Friday, June 13 and ending on Sunday, June 15, 2014, the Hard Rock Café will present three nights of live music with a tribute to some of the greatest rock legends.

Friday, June 13 – Completely Unchained, a tribute to Van Halen – 10pm
Saturday, June 14 – Turnstiles, a tribute to Piano man, Billy Joel  – 10pm
Sunday, June 15 – Across the Universe,  a tribute to The Beatles hosted by Majic 102.7’s DJ Holiday  – 2pm

hard rock legendary burgerIn addition, on Sunday, June 15, Hard Rock Café, Hollywood will compliment a burger from our Legendary collection to salute our Dad’s. Bring dad in (with his family) on his special day and let us celebrate with you.

As mentioned “we believe that the children are our future and we need to make sure that they are fed not only when they are in school, but during their summer break. Making sure that these students get the nutrition they need is very important to us” states Scott Jacobs, General Manager of the Hard Rock Café, Hollywood, and that is why we have teamed up with “Sisters of Abundant Living.” During this weekend, and throughout the summer, we are asking our guests to donate non-perishable healthy snack size items that will be collected in the Cafe and distributed to over 5 libraries in Broward County to include the Jan Moran Collier City Branch in Pompano Beach and Tyron Bryant in Ft. Lauderdale.

In addition, Police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians rush to Hard Rock Café, Hollywood, Florida! On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Hard Rock will celebrate its birthday with the Burger Badge Bash, honoring Hollywood’s community heroes with a world-famous Hard Rock Legendary Burger for just the flash of a badge and “71” cents, which commemorates the year Hard Rock Café was founded.

In 1971, two music-loving Americans founded the first Hard Rock Cafe in an old Rolls Royce showroom in London, and an icon was born. More than four decades later, Hard Rock celebrates its birthday by paying homage to the brand’s core mantra “Love all – Serve All.” Hard Rock’s Burger Badge Bash offers a discount to community servants, including police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians, in recognition of their dedication and service to the community.*

Hard Rock Café, Hollywood is located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

For more information, please visit www.hardrock.com/hollywoodfl, or call 954-315-9112

* Burger Badge Bash -To receive a special-priced Legendary Burger on June 14, civil servants must present proper identification and badge stating their eligible status. The offer is valid only for dining-in at participating Hard Rock Cafe locations, limited to one item per person and restrictions apply. Visit www.hardrock.com to find a local participating cafe.

** About Sisters for Abundant Living 
Sisters for Abundant Living is a 501C3, through funding courtesy of The Florida Department of Agriculture, provides free, healthy meals to low-income communities. The Healthy Body Healthy Mind program was designed to enable children, who often go hungry during the summer without school lunch, to also stay engaged academically. It promotes healthy eating to reduce childhood obesity and every meal is served while children participate in activities that promote literacy. Studies show that children who lack nutrition struggle more academically and also show that over the summer children lose 30% of the information they have learned during the regular school year, if they are not involved in some organized academic summer program. Since all parents cannot afford summer care, in summer 2013, we expanded the Healthy Body Healthy Mind program to include Miami-Dade and Broward County libraries. During the summer many children visit the libraries as a “free” safe-haven, because parents cannot afford childcare. We served a total of 168,000 meals over the span of 10 weeks to children.