Apr 222017
 
Fort Lauderdale Beach Air Show

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

The 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.

Nov 142016
 
margaritaville resort

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, located on the legendary Hollywood Beach Broadwalk in South Florida, invites guests and local residents to join in celebrating its one-year anniversary with a special weekend of festivities. From Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20, the 349-room 17-story destination resort will offer food and beverage promotions, retail discounts, spa specials, live entertainment and more.

“We are looking forward to celebrating our one-year anniversary with an exciting weekend of signature events and promotions that will showcase our destination resort,” said Cate Farmer, resort general manager. “In true Margaritaville fashion, the weekend will exude fun and escapism, including amazing live entertainment, unique retail and spa discounts, and several opportunities to take a bite out of paradise with signature food and beverage promotions.”

Special Activities and Live Entertainment

Highlights of the special anniversary weekend will include stilt walkers, magician acts, and of course, the best of the best live entertainment across the property’s multiple stages and venues including the Hollywood Beach Bandshell, Margaritaville restaurant and 5 o’ClockSomewhere Bar & Grill.

Performance schedule at Margaritaville Venues

Friday November 18
5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill
6:00pm-10:00pm Making Faces (Rockn’ Reggae)
Bandshell 7:00pm-9:00pm Havoc 305 (Party Rock)
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant 10:00pm-1:00am Khemistry (Top 40, Latin, Rock, R&B & Party Music)
Saturday November 19
LandShark Bar & Grill
(2nd Floor) 12:00pm-4:00pm DJ Blix
Landshark & Lone Palm Pools 1:00pm-3:00pm Strolling Magician Richard Laffite w/3:00pm Magic Show in Kids Club
5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill 6:00pm-10:00pm Tito C. 3 (Classic, New, & Alt. Rock)
Bandshell 7:00pm-9:00pm Bushwood (Funky Reggae)
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant 10:00pm-1:00am Deep Fried Funk (Top 40, Latin, Rock, R&B & Party Music)
Sunday November 20
LandShark Bar & Grill
(2nd Floor) 12:00pm-4:00pm DJ Blix
5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill 5:00pm-9:00pm “Sunsplash Reggae Sunday’swith Inna Sense (Reggae)
Bandshell 7:00pm-9:00pm The Click (80’s Alt. Rock)
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant 9:00pm-12:00am Jason K Trio (Classic, New, & Alt. Rock)

 

Food & Beverage Promotions

In addition to the numerous activities all weekend long, the resort will be serving up tasty promotions throughout the weekend at its eight food and beverage venues, including:

 

Retail Discounts & Shopping Events

Guests can sip and shop with complimentary champagne Friday evening in the ‘Live Life Like a Song’ retail store, including 20 percent off all regular priced merchandise.

On Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., shoppers can learn how to make (and taste) a signature Margaritaville margarita using the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker®. If guests or local residents haven’t tried one, this is the chance! A 10% discount on Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker® purchases will be available during the event, with free shipping. Those who do not purchase the item on-site during the margarita mixology session can enter to win the chance to keep the party rolling at home, with a free Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker®.

In honor of the celebratory weekend, Margaritaville Surf Shop, located next to the resort’s signature FlowRider® and LandShark Bar & Grill, is also offering 20 percent off select items throughout the anniversary weekend.

Anniversary Package

margaritaville-hollywoodWhy not stay and play all weekend? The resort is offering a special “Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Turns One! Anniversary Offer” for those wishing to be part of the weekend celebration. The experiential package includes two welcome cocktails, a $50 daily resort credit and valet parking. Guests who book the package will receive an added bonus – the chance to come back to Destination Paradise again, with a surprise discount code for their next booking, upon checkout.*Nightly rates start at $253.20 with the package.

For full details on the anniversary weekend celebration at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, please visit www.margaritavillehollywoodbeachresort.com/anniversary-celebration or call (844)-562-5625. Follow Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/MargaritavilleHollywoodBeachResort/ and on Twitter and Instagram @Mville_HBR.

 

*Offer subject to availability, blackout dates, and other restrictions may apply.

 November 14, 2016  Posted by  Local Bands, Local Events No Responses »
Sep 272016
 
billy ocean

The Pompano Beach Amp is proud two present two platinum selling artists in one phenomenal show. Billy Ocean and special guest, Taylor Dayne, will be singing all their classic hits at The Amp on Friday, March 17th.

About Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK.

Born in Trinidad, Billy settled in London’s East End when just seven years old. The calypso crazy kid soon got turned on to soul singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, as well as pop groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, leading him to spend much of his study time in the music room.

Billy got his first break when he signed to GTO records, for whom his second single was the Motown-ish “Love Really Hurts Without You,” which reached No. 2 in the UK charts and No. 12 in the US.

Two top twenty singles followed; “Love on Delivery” and “Stop Me,” then “Red Light Spells Danger” became a smash in both the UK and the US.

Billy changed record labels and his move to Jive Records provided instant success, with the million selling American number one single “Caribbean Queen” (for which Billy won a Grammy for best R&B Vocal), followed by “Loverboy” and “Suddenly,” which became the first of Billy’s killer ballads.  More hits followed including “When the Going Gets Tough,” “They’ll be Sad Songs,” and “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car.”

After a break to raise his family, Billy went back out on tour and this year releases his double CD, Here You Are, The Best of Billy Ocean, featuring new tracks along with his classic hits.

About Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne also racked up an impressive list of hits and will be singing all of her top songs including her number one singles  “Tell It to My Heart,” “Love Will Lead You Back” and “Prove Your Love to Me.”  In addition to her famous ballads, Taylor will be shaking things up with her classic dance songs including her Billboard Hot Dance hits including “Floor on Fire” and “Beautiful.”

Concert Date: Friday March 17 @  8pm

On Sale date: Friday, September 30, 2016

Tickets: $35-$95

Tickets via Ticketmaster.com

More info www.theamppompano.org or Call 954-519-5500 

Pompano Beach Amphitheater Concert Schedule

9/30           7pm                Make American Rock               $25-$75

10/14        7pm                  NeedtoBreathe (American Christian rock band)             $30-$51

10/15        7pm                  Montgomery Gentry with Love and Theft $25-95

10/29        8pm                  Peter Cetera                             $40-$100

11/30        7:30pm             Festival of Praise                     $25-$75

12/2           7:30pm            Boyz II Men with Al B Sure       $40-75

 

2017

1/14      8pm                     Eddie Money and Starship/Mickey Thomas  $25-$80

3/18      7pm                     Charlie Daniels/Marshall Tucker             $25 -$95

4/6        8pm                     Buddy Guy and The Rides                    $39.50-99.50

 

 September 27, 2016  Posted by  Local Bands No Responses »
Jun 282016
 
july fourth flag

Once again, we have scoured the web, facebook, e-mails and anywhere else information might appear to put together the most complete listing of July 4th festivities involving both Fireworks and Live Musics from Hollywood to West Palm Beach.  City by city, you’ll find Family Friendly activities, Live Music by one or more bands followed by a grand finale Fireworks show.  Some cities will break the celebration into two parts with the morning being dedicated to a parade and the evening festivities scheduled to end with fireworks around 9pm.  We also found many celebrations with Food Trucks so we made sure to include those on our food truck calendar located on both WeekendBroward.com and FoodTrucksFortLauderdale.com.

Select the highlighted lines to be taken to our detailed coverage for each city listed.

BROWARD COUNTY EVENTS

July 4th on Hollywood Beach – Various locations on Hollywood Beach,  2pm

All American Celebration in City of Tamarac – Tamarac Sports Complex, 6pm (updated from 2015)

City of Sunrise Celebrates July 4th with Parade, Concert & Fireworks – BB&T Center, 6pm

City of Deerfield Beach July 4th Celebration 2016 – Main Beach Parking Lot,  Noon

4th of July Spectacular on Fort Lauderdale Beach – Las Olas & A1A “Beach Hub”,  12:30pm

Family Fun Day at El Prado ParkLauderdale by the Sea, Festivities all day long

City of Margate July 4th Celebration –  441 & Margate Blvd,  5pm

8th Annual July 4th Celebration at Sunset Cove – Sunset Cove Amphitheater,  6:30 (updated from 2015)

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY EVENTS

Fabulous Fourth Celebration in Boca Raton – Spanish River Sports Complex,  6:30pm (updated from 2015)

South Florida’s Coolest July-4th-Celebration-in-Delray-BeachAtlantic & A1A, 8am

4th on Flagler in West Palm Beach – Meyer Amphitheatre & Waterfront, 5pm

Village of Royal Palm Beach 4th of July Celebration – Two days! Royal Palm Beach Commons Park

City of Boynton Beach 4th of July Festivities – Intracoastal Park, 6pm

City of Lake Worth has Live Music, Fireworks and Watersports – Bryant Park,  11am

The Long Run Tribute to The Eagles at Village ParkWellington, 6pm

Many more live music events, especially post-fireworks, can be found on the WeekendBroward live music calendars for BROWARD and PALM BEACH.

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.

Starlight Musicals 2016

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.