Feb 162015
imagine dragons

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons is taking Hard Rock Cafe by storm! On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, coinciding with the release of the band’s sophomore album, Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons will be the first artist ever to take control of Hard Rock Cafe’s internal video system. Songs selected by the band will be played on more than 20,000 screens in Hard Rock’s 151 cafe locations around the world, including Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, FL.

In celebration of Imagine Dragons’ album launch, Hard Rock will release a limited number of autographed Signature Series T-shirts that will be hidden throughout the racks at various Rock Shop locations worldwide. Fans are encouraged to visit the Hollywood (FL) cafe on February 17, for the chance to find a Hard Rock’s Imagine Dragons Signature Series T-shirt, signed by each member of the band!

Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood invites fans to witness the “Dragons” takeover first-hand and enjoy Imagine Dragon’s custom playlist featuring the band’s favorite music videos from artist including Nirvana, Outkast, Talking Heads, The Cars and more! Guests can also enjoy Hard Rock Cafe’s Imagine Dragons-inspired menu options including the Dragon Berry Daiquiri, Radioactive Lemonade and the non-alcoholic Imagine Smoothie.

Hard Rock’s Imagine Dragons Signature Series

Imagine Dragons  T-ShirtImagine Dragons and Hard Rock International join forces to help slay cancer with Dragons, and support the band’s Tyler Robinson Foundation, through the Imagine Dragons Signature Series: Edition 33 T-shirt and pin. The limited-edition collectible pin and men’s T-shirt featuring an original design by Imagine Dragons are available online at RockShop.HardRock.com and at Rock Shops at Hard Rock Cafes, Hotels and Casinos worldwide.

Proceeds from the sale of Hard Rock’s Imagine Dragons Signature Series T-shirt and pin benefit the Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), an organization established by the band in 2013 to help families handle unexpected financial costs of pediatric cancer.

For additional information, visit www.HardRock.com/cafes/hollywood-fl/.


About Imagine Dragons

Formed in 2009 by Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots following by independently releasing a series of EPs. After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope label, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2x platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” The band’s double-platinum album Night Visions arrived later that year and Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, sell nearly four million copies worldwide, and became the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. Night Visions’ second single, the 9x platinum “Radioactive,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for “Best Rock Performance.” It is the best-selling rock song in U.S. digital history. The third single, “Demons,” hit No. 1 at Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold 3.9 million copies in the U.S. The band has sold more than 24 million tracks worldwide.

About the Tyler Robinson Foundation

The Tyler Robinson Foundation begins with the story of Tyler – one of many heroes who chose not to let his prognosis dictate his outlook on life. At 16-yearsold, Tyler was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer.  In the following year leading up to his passing, he was able to touch countless lives. Those who knew Tyler were inspired by his courage, and his insistence on enjoying life and spreading happiness despite the physical and emotional strain of living with cancer. Determined to continue Tyler’s legacy of creating something positive despite the odds, his family and members of the band Imagine Dragons (who had grown close to Tyler) came together to create the Tyler Robinson Foundation. Some people say that Tyler lost his battle with cancer, but we couldn’t disagree more. The real battle is not whether you live or die, but how you respond to the challenge. Tyler loved music, which was the catalyst for his relationship with the band Imagine Dragons. One of his favorite lyrics during the time he was battling cancer comes from the song “It’s Time,” which says the road to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell. When the band heard about this, they dedicated the song to him at a show – this was the beginning of a long friendship. For more information, visit www.TRF.org.

 February 16, 2015  Posted by  Local Events No Responses »
Jan 292015
Hard Rock Cafe Super Bowl

We already know that every sports bar in town is going to be packed this coming Sunday, February 5th for the “Big Game” when the Patriots battle the Falcons at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.  Every year, we use this space to mention a few places that support the local music scene throughout the year and also to do something special for Super Bowl Sunday.  We are pleased to have recently updated this page with the latest offerings for 2017.

Marina 84 Sports Bar in South Fort Lauderdale offers more than 40 HD TVs both Indoors & on the Patio along with a 90″ screen  in stage area so you won’t miss a single play! Purchase your ticket in advance and reserve front row seats, enjoy the amenities of a true VIP with unlimited Select Premium Bar, a BIG Game Buffet, & More.  The Big Game Buffet includes Marina 84’s Famous Wings, Fiesta Nachos, Mac n Cheese,  Chicken Alfredo Pasta,  Hand-Cut & Breaded Chicken Tenders, Caesar Salad, Hearty Beef Sliders, Brownies & Cookie dessert.  There  will also be prize giveaways in every quarter.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s newest venue for Sports and Live Music won’t let you down on the most important day of the year for sports fans.  Festivities begin as early as 3pm at The Tilted Kilt.  $50 all you can drink Bud Light or Shock Top and plenty of other drink specials including $3 fireball, jager and Lemon drops. 100+ TVs plus a huge video wall on one side of this modern Irish-themed sports bar and projection screen on the other so there won’t be a bad seat in the house! You’re still advised to call for reservations. (954) 763-5458

Famous for their Sunday Brunch Buffet, Galuppi’s of Pompano Beach is offering a Super Bowl Buffet including Chips and Spinach Dip, Buffalo chicken dip, Beef & queso, Chicken Wings, Pulled pork, Sausage and peppers, Baked Ziti and more to keep you filled every down of this spectacular event.  Reserve your seat, get the unlimited buffet and a free drink – all for $25 – this could be the best deal in town!

Your friendly neighborhood Irish Pub & Restaurant, Packy’s Sports Pub of lighthouse point is offering a $20 all-you-can-eat buffet including Wings, Pasta, Meatballs, Salads, Sliders, Queso Dip, Sausage & Peppers and more! As an added bonus, free shots will be given away at the end of the game to anyone who correctly picked the winning team vs. the point spread who was present prior to the first kickoff. Reservations are recommended as space is limited.  Just down the road, also on Federal Highway, you’ll find Brendan’s Sports Pub offering a complete selection of BBQ specialties at various prices including Ribs, Smoked Brisket, Smoked Chicken, Pulled Pork and sides or for a flat $20, help yourself to a 14″ St. Louis Style Pizza including a bottle of wine or bucket of domestic beer!

Next on the “hit” list is a quaint spot literally walking distance from Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill near the North end of Fort Lauderdale Beach. I’m talking about Fishtales Restaurant & Nightclub.  No, they are not a sports-bar but have conveniently equipped their restaurant with large flat-screen televisions in every corner, outside on the patio and a projection large screen pulls down over the stage for the weekly NFL Sunday ticket so they might be the best place in town to see the game without the crowds of a typical sports bar.   Cathy & Scott, who who own and manage the place will not be outdone by their neighbor down the road so they have put together 3 party package deals: $40 All-You-Can Drink from kickoff to game end. For $55, they’ll include an Italian dinner special.  For an extra $10, you can make it a Prime Rib dinner. Keeping with their reputation as a hotspot for live music, they will also feature The Crush band to keep the party going long after the game is over (and you won’t get stuck in traffic as everyone is heading home!)

Lastly, Premier Billiards in Coral Springs has vowed to maintain their Sunday specials even if it is Super Bowl Sunday.  Purchase 2 drinks (alcoholic) and play pool for free all day.  Or take advantage of their $14.99 Pitcher of Beer and plate of 10 chicken wings special.

More details on the flyers below

See the flyers below for more details and more places to root for your favorite team in and around Fort Lauderdale.

‘wishing you all a super Sunday whether it be at home or out with friends!



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 January 29, 2015  Posted by  Local Events, Weekend Blog No Responses »
Dec 262014
dropouts new years eve

It’s always amazing to see how bars transform themselves into the cleanest and most classiest places to hang out when it comes to celebrating the New Year! No matter how fancy it gets, you can usually feel comfortable in your best or your worst pair of jeans and be perfectly welcome at any of the places on this list.  For some of us, the best thing about going to a bar on New Year’s Eve is that you don’t have to take a date.  While it can be embarrassing for some people to attend a New Year’s ball or masquerade party at a swank place all alone, you really don’t have to worry about that when it comes to the places on our list.  With few exceptions, you won’t break the bank with cover charges or entry fees.  In fact, most of the places we surveyed will even throw in a free glass of champagne and maybe some noise-makers at the stroke of midnight. One bar, Cagney’s Saloon in Davie, even offers a free breakfast buffet!

dropouts new years eveWe, in South Florida, are privileged to have so many talented musicians in our midst that are so dedicated to their artistry that they will give up a special night with their significant others or families to entertain us at local pubs and restaurants – although a few extra bucks doesn’t hurt either!  Call it dedication if you will, but the bars and restaurants around town see it as one last opportunity to bring patrons to their establishments in the middle of the week when their places are usually half-empty on a Wednesday night.

Although this list is, by no means 100% complete, I can honestly recommend that you check out the beautiful flyers that will be streaming across your screen on the Weekend Broward Events Around Town page.  You should also find more listings on the calendar for Broward County on the Live Music Events page.  Look for the asterisk (*) as a reminder to click on the event notes. Whether you decide to go out or stay in, let me take this opportunity to thank you for supporting live music in and around Fort Lauderdale and wish you all the best in 2015!

The ResolversBoston's on the BeachDelray Beach$25 door charge
BounceWhiskey TangoHollywoodBalloon drop with prizes inside and free champagne toast at midnight.
Far from GracePacky's PubLighthouse PointSpecial New Years Eve Dinner Menu $15.95-$19.95. Complimentary champagne toast. RSVP suggested.
The New PlanetsSeminole Hard Rock CasinoHollywoodCenter Fountain at Seminole Paradise
Livin' on a Prayer & Don't Stop Believin' Lulu's Bait ShackFort LauderdaleNo Cover. Hosted by Mindy from Magic 102.7 from 8pm-Midnight.
The DropoutsCagney's SaloonDavieFree Breakfast Buffet
CrushFishtales on 33rdFort Lauderdale$49.95/person RSVP required. Incl. appetizers, 2 drinks, dinner and more!
Payback BandJimbo's SandbarHollywoodnear Dania Beach
Stone MojoCheersSunriseFree Champagne Toast at Midnight
Soulicide Cuddy's Sports ShackCoconut CreekDinner specials starting at $16.95/pp. Free Champagne toast at midnight. Also giveaways & raffle prizes.
Adam Jason BandDubliner PubBoca Raton
Project-XCheersFort LauderdaleChampagne toast at midnight. $10 cover
The Double StandardJD's LoungeCoral SpringsBar seating only (Tables all booked in advance)
Albert CastigliaMaguire's Hill 16Fort Lauderdale$10 Cover. No reservations accepted.

Looking for a family event? Read all about New Year’s Eve Party in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

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 December 26, 2014  Posted by  Local Bands, Local Events No Responses »
Dec 102014
Project Magic School Bus

Toys for Kids Collection BoxMost people have never heard of “Project Magic School Bus” but they have heard of “The School District of Broward County” – the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida.  The school system encompasses 340 elementary, middle, high schools and other centers of learning.  Within the school district’s many departments lies Broward Student Services. The department includes a small group of School Social Workers who work directly with the children and families who are going through difficult times, whether it be abuse & neglect, homelessness, teen parents, substance abuse, and so many other issues which have an impact on a child’s education.   It is through this department that each year, before Thanksgiving, the Harvest Drive collects and distributes food and household items to hundreds of local families in need.  It is also through this department that new unwrapped toys are distributed only a few days before Christmas.

In order to obtain toys to distribute at this of year, the Student Services department is dependent on the allocation of toys from the annual SFPC Toys in the Sun Run.  Unfortunately, this year, many participants in the “Toy Run” opted to give cash instead of bring a toy and although trucks were filled with bags upon bags of toys, they were also distributed to many other deserving charities in the area which left the School District with only 120 toys from this effort.  As for the money collected at the Toys in the Sun Run, all of it goes to Joe DiMaggio Children’s hospital so it could not be used to supplement the shortage in toys which went to many charities in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.   This is why “Project Magic School Bus” was established in 2013 by WeekendBroward.  The idea was to bring awareness of the toy shortage and resolve it by bringing together fans of live music and the bands who play in local bars and restaurants to establish collections during their weekend parties.  

In December of 2013, 600 toys were collected in less than a 2 week period thanks to the effort of local bands, fans of live music and the venues where they play who came together via Facebook to promote the cause.  Can they do it again this year?  It’s hard to tell since some of the events which contributed last year are not repeating themselves this year and Facebook has been even less predicable in the ways that it distributes information to it’s users. Hundreds of kids, both young and teens, are secretly hoping to find something special under the tree come December 25th –  wouldn’t it be nice if we could all come together once again and make the holidays special for  someone less fortunate?  Pay it forward by dropping off a new unwrapped gift when you see a band this Friday or Saturday night.
magic school bus 2014See a complete list of participating venues by visiting the Facebook event page at: www.facebook.com/events/761499910553458/

For more information on this effort, use the Contact Us form to send a message directly to WeekendBroward.


Here are a few photo’s from 2013:

magic school bus toy drive

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Sep 242014
dogs beaches brews

This Friday at 7pm, bring your dog to Fort Lauderdale beach and enjoy a great night out on the corner of A1A and Sunrise Blvd! Both the Parrot Lounge and Sandbar serve DELICIOUS food all night long! Audio Heist will be performing LIVE at the Sandbar from 9p-11p. Audio Heist, South Florida’s Robin Hoods of Rock, have appeared live at local venues such as World of Beer, Tarpon Bend, The Dubliner Boca, O’Brien’s, Players Sports Lounge, Cheers, Flossie’s and many more!

Great night with live music, raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle…..all proceeds benefit the dogs!

The infamous raffle ticket girls will be selling tickets for great items such gift certificates to Dog Groomers, Spa treatments, Restaurants, beautiful home accessories and more!

$10.00 Admission includes 1 Drink at the Parrot Lounge and 1 Drink at the Sand Bar. (911 & 900 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale)

More info at the Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/608923155884137/

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 September 24, 2014  Posted by  Local Events, Weekend Blog No Responses »
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

For more info go to: http://delraycenterforthearts.org/index.php/attend/outdoor-concerts

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 September 22, 2014  Posted by  Local Bands, Local Events No Responses »