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.

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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

 

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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.

Apr 292016
 
Rock Showdown Winners

MIAMI, FL (April 29, 2016) – Rocket to Anywhere, a five-man rock band based in West Palm Beach, has won the 2016 South Florida Rock Showdown.   Energized by a large showing of their local fans, the band brought the house down while performing the opening set at the grand finale of the four-day rock contest held at their hometown venue, Revolutions,  last Saturday, April 23.

This is the third edition of the South Florida Rock Showdown, which was conceived in 2010 by Enrico Carducci, founder of Circo Massimo Entertainment, the production company behind the event. He said, “Rocket to Anywhere have a contagious energy that — paired with their talent as musicians and the originality of their lyrics — captivated the audience and impressed our panel of industry judges.”

 

Rocket to Anywhere was founded in 2014 by lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player Ben Crane, 20.  He is accompanied by Joel Henson, 20,  on lead guitar, Julian Montes, 21, on bass guitar and backing vocals, Andrew Conrady, 19,  on the synthesizer and Luke Helvey,  18,  on drums. They competed against two other finalist bands, Of the Wasteland and Quantum Waves, both from Miami.  All the bands had competed earlier in the week on three separate nights at three separate tri-county venues against nine other local bands and each had won their respective round.

 

All the bands that participate in the Showdown benefit from complimentary professional photography and video, as well as social media and press exposure.  In addition, the three finalists receive gift cards from Sam Ash Music.

 

Rocket to Anywhere, as the winners, will record a three-song EP.  Carducci will work with the band as producer on all aspects of the recording beginning at Grammy-nominated Vanquish Studios in Davie, one of South Florida’s most advanced, state-of-the-art private recording studio with Joseph Salamida, CEO, Founder, Engineer and Producer.  Vanquish was chosen by Mix Magazine in 2009 as one of the “Year’s Coolest New Studios.”http://www.vanquishstudios.com.

 

Mixing / Recording Engineer and Studio Design Consultant Matt Knobel will work with Carducci to mix the EP for the second year in a row.  Knobel set up rock legend Lenny Kravitz’s state-of-the-art private recording studio, guiding his equipment selections with his expertise on digital, high-tech gear that helped Kravitz amp up his sound to a new level.  Their 10-year collaboration encompassed four consecutive Grammy Awards for Kravitz for Best Male Vocal Performance in the Rock category, as well as over 20 million global sales of Kravitz albums.  Knobel’s involvement boosts the winning band’s chances of garnering national recognition for their EP.

 

Carducci will take the mixed recordings to Mastering Engineer, Emily B. Lazar of The Lodge Studios in New York City, who he has collaborated with since 2012 and who has worked with Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth and Linkin Park.

 

Nitrogen Films will also produce a music video for the band.

 

The 2016 South Florida Rock Showdown was produced in collaboration with Rogue Theory Project, Sam Ash, Vanquish Studios, The Lodge Studio, Nitrogen Films, MK Mixing, SHE Radio, QuestEvents, Autosport Groups, JMV Media Group and EMotions Marketing Services.

 

Registration for the 2017 South Florida Rock Showdown will open soon at www.sfrs.info.

 

Rock Showdown Winners

Photo credit: Sara Boni

 

About Circo Massimo Entertainment

Circo Massimo Entertainment (CME) is both a full event and music production company that provides a wide variety of services for social and corporate events, live shows and studio productions. CME has specialized expertise in audio and lighting set ups, photography, videography, entertainment, live streaming and music production. CME created the South Florida Rock Showdown in 2010 and has produced the event since that time.  For more information, please visitwww.circomassimo.net.

 April 29, 2016  Posted by  Local Bands No Responses »