I was going to write a long blog all about how families should enjoy Live Music on Father’s Day, but Sundays are not the busiest days for local bands. Instead, I am forced to check out the WeekendBroward live music calendar and see who is playing where, regardless of what kind of a special day this may be for some lucky dads.
I’ll work my way down from North to South, starting with Delray Beach, where every Sunday, you will find a tribute to The Grateful Dead courtesy of Crazy Fingers. They play each Sunday evening, starting at 7:30pm at Bostons on the Beach. Also in Delray Beach, if you like the artsy look and feel of Kevro’s Art Bar and enjoy the outdoor patio, check out their weekly jam starting at 4pm.
Heading South to Boca Raton, you WILL find a special event only this Sunday at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre. The City of Boca Raton will sponsor a special Father’s Day concert with FAU’s Summer Concert Band from 6pm-7:30pm. Bring your blankets and chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase – you cannot bring your own.
In Fort Lauderdale, you can enjoy solo and duo musicians at Bimini Boatyard right off the 17th Street Causeway. Combine the vocals of Liz Sharp with brunch from 11am-3pm along with a great view of the Fort Lauderdale waterway and you’ve got a perfectly romantic place to spend Father’s Day!
Not far from the Fort Lauderdale airport, you will find Flossie’s Bar & Grill where the biker’s hang out every Sunday afternoon. On Father’s Day, you can expect to see Calamity Jane, a local cover band featuring classic rock from the 80’s. A touching story I heard is that the drummer, Robert Darmanin, took up his instrument to carry on the dreams of his son who passed away suddenly only a few years ago.
Further South, in Hallandale, you will always find a Country & Western band playing at The Mardi Gras Casino, from 7pm-11pm every Sunday. On Father’s Day, you can expect to see local country music cover band, Sucker Punch, not to be mixed up many other local cover bands by the same name that plays Rock!
If I see any more last minute additions, I’ll add them to the calendar at www.weekendbroward.com.
If all else fails, there’s always the Heat game at your local sports bar!
Have a Happy Father’s Day everyone!